Our educational programme has been launched in 2006. Aiming to offer interdisciplinary and international post-graduate training in the most exciting sustainability fields: ecological economics and urban sustainability, we have carried out three International Workshops on Sustainable Cities and ten Summer and Winter Schools in Ecological Economics, which attracted attention from students based in 38 countries around the world: Canada, USA, Mexico, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Peru, UK, France, Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Czech Republic, Bosnia, Latvia, Morocco, Ghana, Nigeria, China, Bhutan, India, Taiwan, and Australia etc. To see the geography of our alumni (green) and professors (blue) please see the map:
Our programmes are taught by the leading sustainability experts in the field, some of which are Members of Environment Europe Advisory Board: Prof. Peter Soderbaum, Prof. Herbert Girardet, Prof. Arild Vatn, Prof. Miranda Schreurs, Prof. David Elliott, Prof. Bill Dunster OBE, Prof. Erik Dietzenbacher.
The forums and schools we organize aim to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas, the starting point of new projects and initiatives, a centre for learning new methodological tools and cutting edge applications in sustainability science.
Above all, attending the Summer School is a transformative learning experience and an opportunity to make friends for life with bright, passionate, and committed environmentalists from all over the world. The participants of our Summer and Winter Schools represented some of the most renowned universities and the key international organizations: UNEP, UNDP, OECD, ministries: DEFRA, and top companies: SHELL, DELOITTE which you could see in the Clients section of our website.
You could sense the spirit of our Summer Schools by exploring our images made during discussions, debates, lectures, Q&A and brainstorming sessions.