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OnderwijsUniversity of Groningen Summer SchoolsCreating a Climate for Change

Course information

Target audience

The school is meant to be interdisciplinary, which means that students from all disciplines are encouraged to participate. The goal of the school is to learn with and from each other and to come up with new, creative ideas to tackle sustainability issues.

Level requirements

The summer school is designed for Master and PhD students with a fair level of background knowledge in sustainability issues.
Participants are expected to have an intrinsic interest in sustainability and are motivated to work in groups. They should be willing to invest time beforehand (studying cases and reading background literature if their knowledge is not up to date).


The summer school programme will start on Monday 9 July and end on Friday the 13 July. We recommend participants to arrive before Sunday 3PM, so they can participate in the welcoming activities.


During the Summer School, Students will be working on cases brought forward by the U4 universities/cities. The cases will be:

  • Innovative measures to raise awareness amongst car drivers for cyclists.
  • Greening the city
  • Urban Farming
  • How to promote digital (or web-based) public participation initiatives in policy-making for sustainability?
More information will be available soon.
Work load + certificate

The summer school will have a workload of aprox. 60-70 hours, depending on the participants' prior knowledge. After successful completion of the summer school, 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 1.07 p.m.