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DEADLINE 30 June - International Summer School - Sustainable Development and Sustainable Universities, 4 - 16 August 2011, Hungary

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Post by lisa on Mon 30 May 2011, 18:16

International Summer School - Sustainable Development and Sustainable Universities
4 - 16 August 2011
Kaposvár University, Hungary


Kaposvár University | International Summer School
Don't miss your chance to be a part of the International Summer School organized by Kaposvár University from 4 to 16 August 2011! The focus will be on the especially tantalizing topic “Sustainable Development and Sustainable Universities” addressing actual global and local issues.

We will provide not only theoretical education but also practical training through fun and informative field excursions. You'll get deeper insight into the topics of organizational sustainability and systemic thinking while checking out the complexities of our ecosystem firsthand. Field trips, parties and many other cultural events will combine to make your experience at the summer school fruitful and fun.

The concept behind the International Summer School
Our summer school addresses actual global and local issues regarding sustainable development and its potential to meet human needs while preserving the environment in the present and for future generations. As more and more corporations begin to focus on gaining competitive advantage through environmentally sustainable practices such as energy efficiency, local energy sourcing, food safety, nuclear safety and sustainable urban development, they discover practices coinciding more and more with Blue Economy Management. This is the set of principles that guide executives and entrepreneurs wishing to benefit from the increased cash flows and innovative nature that local and sustainable thinking instils in corporate culture.

The challenges of sustainable development demand new strategies from universities and new way of thinking from students through stronger commitment to environmental sustainability in higher education. This must come not only through fostering sustainability and environmental literacy in teaching, research, operations, but also through shifting towards third missions. Third missions are those university-based services such as innovation, consultancy, and lifelong learning programs that have become increasingly important sources of economic development in the local area. There is pressure from government, businesses, and communities for universities to align their core functions with regional and local needs.

Programme of the ISS consists of different streams:
1. Sustainable and renewable energy
2. Sustainable agriculture in the era of the food crisis
3. Sustainable ecosystems
4. Sustainable (Blue) economy
5. Sustainable cities
6. Sustainable universities
7. Sustainable local cultures

The Summer School includes both theoretical education and practical training through field excursions to recognized economic stakeholders such as the Nuclear Power Plant of Paks (Hungary) and the Krisna Ecofarm (Somogyvámos), guaranteeing a deeper insight into the topics of organizational sustainability and systemic thinking based on the complex interrelations of our ecosystem.

Workload
During the International Summer School, students will have:
- 42 hours of lectures
- 8 hours of field work
- 50 hours of field trips

Students will obtain a certificate of attendance with ECTS credit provision.
The working language will be English.

Total costs
Registration fee* 50 euro
Tuition fee (including social programmes) 375 euro
Accomodation 85 euro
Catering 185 euro

Early-bird registration**
Registration fee* 50 euro
Tuition fee (including social programmes) 300 euro
Accomodation 80 euro
Catering 160 euro

Group registration***
Registration fee* 50 euro
Tuition fee (including social programmes) 275 euro
Accomodation 80 euro
Catering 150 euro

* Please notice that the Registration fee will not be reimbursed
** The early-bird registration deadline for the summer school ends on 30 May.
*** This special offer is for those (2 or more) students who apply together

Deadlines
Deadline of early-bird registration: 30 May, 2011
Deadline of registration: 30 June, 2011

For further info and registrations, please visit Summer School's website here

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