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Social Sciences and Law

Unfortunately, as we currently do not know how the coronavirus will progress globally in the coming months, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the University of Groningen Summer Schools 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience this exceptional situation may cause. Hopefully we will see you next year instead. Stay safe and healthy!

Analyzing Classroom Interactions

This summer school will offer a broad range of methods to capture and analyse classroom interactions.

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Constructing Human Rights Narratives

Narratives are a powerful tool which can be used for both strengthening and weakening human rights ideas. What are the ways of using this tool?

Computational Social Sciences: Social Cohesion

The CSS summer school serves as a research incubator aiming at fostering the use of data-driven methods in the social sciences and developing a contribution to the research field of social cohesion.

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Creating a Climate for Change

This summer school on sustainability education aims to share exciting and develop new ideas through series of participatory and interactive workshops.

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Discovering Holland

In this summer school, students will get to know the Netherlands better and gain insights in the working of this, as it is often perceived, well organized country. Through lectures and subsequent discussions students will be introduced to the main developments in Dutch Politics, Economics, History, and Culture.

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Human Rights and Global Health Challenges

Non-communicable diseases, mental health and climate change are three main global health challenges. Learn how human rights and domestic law can be used as a response to address these issues.

Data-Driven Prevention Policy in Public Health

Join this unique interdisciplinary two-week summer school in public health in which we cross the national borders. We will discuss the public health challenges of the future and learn the value of observational data for public health policy during hands on research sessions.

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Illicit Trade

This unique summer school pierces the vale of secrecy around these issues and teaches students about illicit financing and trading; not only through theory and book study, but by learning the actual practices and techniques criminals, terrorists, and dictators use to obscure their profits and evade accountability for their actions, and the corresponding techniques to counter them.

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Intercultural Competence

Intercultural competence is considered one of the top 10 work skills needed for the workforce of 2020. During this structured training participants will gain a deeper insight into their own culture and get the knowledge and skills needed to communicate effectively across cultures.

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Law & Literature, c. 1150-1550

This intensive seminar introduces MA and PhD students to law and literature in medieval and early modern England.

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Migration, Integration, and Social Networks

We will discuss how to study network effects on international migration, migrants, and their local and transnational networks.


Regional Conflict, Security and Human Rights in Eastern Europe: International Law Perspectives

The summer school will consider the particular situation that Eastern European countries have found themselves in after the end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union.


Sustainable Business and Economy for Smart Cities

This summer school will focus on building capabilities and business strategies for Smart Cities, focussing on Angola, where food, housing, transport, health & safety require a sound thought process on answering key questions.

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Youth, education and work in (post-)conflict areas

We will discuss how issues around youth, education and work play a role in (post-) conflict areas, especially in Colombia.

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