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

Vanaf:ma 13-08-2018
Tot en met:za 25-08-2018
Waar:Groningen, the Netherlands

Summer School 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. ACE is an event to learn, interact, and gain field work experience. Our base is the community centre of a highly interesting local development initiative GEPAT in rural settings in Western Tanzania.

Organisation: Mzumbe University in Tanzania and University of Groningen. In collaboration with the Coimbra Group of European Universities.

Key themes of the course are:

  • Village-level reforestation
  • Local economic development alternatives
  • Village life: family, community, culture
  • Environment, natural resource management, and GIS applications
  • Governance: local, NGO, national
  • Population, health, migration
  • Group-based fieldwork in selected villages

The international mix of students and staff makes it possible to discuss different approaches to development. Apart from preparatory reading and a final paper (to earn 5 EC), you will learn through lectures, intensive group work, and field work in small groups investigating village life and peasant tree-planting initiatives.

Level BA/MA
Coordinators Dr. P. Boele (RUG), prof. A. Kamuzora (Mzumbe U.)
Fee € 350.- (includes food, accommodation, local transport)