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people carrying water

Africa, China and Europe Intensive Programme in Development Studies (ACE)

The ACE Intensive Programme in Development Studies brings together students from Africa, China and Europe with a strong interest in development issues.

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Critical Theory in Philosophy

This summer school will cover central philosophical themes addressed by the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory. Our focus will lie on its classic texts as well as a selection of work by its leading present-day representatives.

Health and Human Rights
Health and Human Rights

This summer school promotes understanding about how law and policy can best be framed to address the global increase in chronic diseases.

Healthy Ageing

During the Healthy Ageing Summer School students will gain insight into healthy ageing obtained by different disciplines, ranging from cell to society.

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Humor and Satire in Contemporary Europe

This interdisciplinary summer school will focus on the various forms taken by humour in contemporary European societies; we will discuss a broad range of sources, from literature and stand-up comedy to memes and cartoons.

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Pile of money
Illicit Trade

The Illicit Trade Summer School brings together an outstanding group of experts, practitioners, and fellow participants for a unique, intensive week of practice-oriented study, debate, and field-trips about illicit finance and trade.

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International Law for Sustainable Societies

Guided by experts, this summer school will help you explore international law and the Sustainable Development Goals’ aims to stop global warming, end poverty and prevent human rights violations.

Local Energy Innovation for Global Change

The Groningen Energy Summer School takes an interdisciplinary approach to the societal and technological dimensions of the energy transition. This year’s 7th edition of the Summer School addresses ‘Local Energy Innovations for Global Change’.

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Migration and Society

The summer school addresses trends and dynamics of migration and their interaction with society after settlement, from both a scientific and policy perspective.


Multiple Approaches to the Perception of Speech

The focus of this summer school is the multidisciplinary approach needed to understand speech perception, in its process from sensory to cognitive, and in its function in well-being.

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Religion in Cities

Debates over religious diversity in cities, such as the burkini controversy, attract increasing attention.
This summer school will provide students with the means to reflect upon and research religious issues in cities.

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What About the Family?

This summer school will explore new theoretical and practical approaches to address the challenges posed by responsibilities generated by new forms of healthcare practice.

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

Experience the reconstruction activities in (post-)conflict northern Uganda, conduct fieldwork together with students from Uganda, oriented by academics from the region and other (post-)conflict areas.

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Youth Participation in Research, Policy and Practice

This summer school addresses trends and conclusions after two decades of children’s and young people’s participation: its pitfalls and its challenges.

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