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Development Studies

The contemporary evolution of African societies cannot be understood on the basis of data and statistics only, but needs analyses of their histories, social structures, and people’s views and actions. Therefore this Summer School offers dialogue with experts, lectures, first-hand experience of living in a village, and intensive fieldwork research among the population.

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Financial Inclusion and Sustainable Growth

This summer school, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa, will discuss the major developments regarding research on financial inclusion. It will shed light on how financial inclusion can induce sustainable growth, with explicit attention to African countries.

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.

The Curse Of Natural Gas Resources

In this summer school, taking place in Tanzania, the focus lies on the study of what energy transition means if we take the local perspective into consideration.


Things That Matter

This fifth edition of the highly successful summer school addresses the tension between the materiality of sources and their digitization. The summer school engages with key questions that arise from the study of the past in the digital age.

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