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Islands as Laboratories for Sustainability
Islands are special cases for Sustainable Development. Methodologically and scientifically, islands are ideal ‘laboratories’ for sustainable landscape stewardship. Islands are unique in both attractiveness and climate vulnerability, they are relatively isolated and ‘on their own’ compared to mainland areas, yet they are also more dependent and need to be well-connected to other areas more than mainland areas. The summer school is aimed at combining all these different perspectives.

Mining industry, CSR and Local Development

We will focus on the local perspective, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and ecnomics of mining in Tanzania. We will have lectures and field visits, and will advise local parties.

Society, Environment, Transportation and Space (SETS)
In the summer school ‘Society, Environment, Transportation and Space: Experiences in Making a Country Future-Proof’ of the Faculty of Spatial Sciences of the University of Groningen you will learn how the Netherlands has been working in the fields of water management, sustainable transportation (bicycles) and smart urban planning (compact city development), as a combined and integrated effort to keep the residents of the country as safe and happy as possible.

Woman standing on shoreline

Sustainable Landscapes - The Wadden Experience

Through multi-method sustainable landscape analysis the UNESCO World Heritage Coast of the Wadden Sea Region (The Netherlands, Germany and Denmark) will act as a living lab with lectures, research, fieldwork, debates and workshops.

illustration of people standing on a globe, on the left a healthy environment, blue skye, trees, and on the right an unhealthy environment with factories and smoke
Sustainable Health

Sustainable Health means engaging in preventive medicine, social justice and a harmony with the planet we live in so to guarantee a better health to the generations to come. How can we make health more sustainable?

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