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OnderwijsUniversity of Groningen Summer SchoolsAfrica, China and Europe Intensive Programme in Development Studies

Course Information

Target group

This summer school is intended for third-year BA students and MA students.

Level requirements

Participants should preferably have followed the Minor Development Studies or other Development Studies courses.


The summer school programme will start on Monday August 13 (to be confirmed). Arrival latest August 12 (travel via airports in Uganda or Rwanda) to be synchronised with other participants. Air travel is students’ own responsibility.

Course schedule

The programme consists of three days of lectures and orientation, an excursion, three days of preparation of your field work in your theme group, three days of field work in the villages, then processing field work results and presentation in closing conference.


Development agents from Kagera province, prof. Aurelia Kamuzora and University of Groningen staff.

Learning outcomes

After this course you are able to:

  1. Understand the main development challenges of a rural province in Tanzania
  2. Have a good view of development strategies for local / village-level development
  3. Understand mechanisms of deforestation and reforestation and the possible role of NGOs
  4. Analyse local economic development aspects of reforestation

After successful completion of the summer school, a certificate of attendance will be awarded.


Full-time engagement during the 2-weeks Summer School and 30 hrs reporting essay writing for those wishing to obtain credits (recognition of credits is always at the discretion of the home institution). A certificate of attendance will be awarded.

Language requirements

It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English .

Last modified:02 October 2018 1.06 p.m.