Water: Our Global Common Good – The Hydrosphere across Land and Sea

Water
Foto: V.Kokhan
The Potsdam Summer School 2021 will address the central topic of water being the single most precious resource on our planet.

Timeframe

09-18 August 2021

Location

The Potsdam Summer School 2021 will be conducted at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), the Albert Einstein Campus and the University of Potsdam.

Language

English

Target group

early career researchers and young professionals

Fee

Information will follow soon

ECTS

1 ECTS-credit for the preparation/pre-readings
2 ECTS-credits for participation in the ten-day programme
1 ECTS-credit for follow-up research

With its overarching theme Water: Our Global Common Good – The Hydrosphere across Land and Sea” this year’s Potsdam Summer School will continue the transdisciplinary and interactive event series that has been held annually in Potsdam, Germany since 2014.

The summer school will provide its participants with a comprehensive perspective and overview of the relevant aspects when dealing with the hydrosphere.

They will be engaged in discussions and group works and will be provided with tools to develop effective strategies in order to deal with the challenges they face in their daily work.

The aim of the Potsdam Summer School is to bring together talented early-career scientists and young professionals operating in the private sector, governmental agencies and non-governmental organisations from many different parts of the world to discuss frontier (research) questions on future sustainable development.

Timeframe

09-18 August 2021

Location

The Potsdam Summer School 2021 will be conducted at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), the Albert Einstein Campus and the University of Potsdam.

Language

English

Target group

early career researchers and young professionals

Fee

Information will follow soon

ECTS

1 ECTS-credit for the preparation/pre-readings
2 ECTS-credits for participation in the ten-day programme
1 ECTS-credit for follow-up research

We also aim to enable participants to engage with various sectors of the public in their home countries. Our goal is to improve science awareness and help to develop informed opinions and enhance the transferable skills of current researchers and practitioners.

In this context, the Potsdam Summer School provides a unique opportunity for all participants to foster international cooperation and an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas.

These issues span a multitude of natural and social science disciplines and invite stakeholders from the public and private sector to get involved.

Experts, stakeholders, and guest lecturers from high level national and international institutes and organisations will contribute knowledge and insights to the Summer School programme. The programme will comprise lectures, various discussion formats, and interactive group work activities.

For further information please visit the homepage of Potsdam Summer School 2021

For any questions regarding this summer school please contact the Potsdam Summer School coordinator.