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Summer School on Sustainability at LUH

DAAD Alumni Summer School: Interdisciplinary Research Cooperation between Africa and Europe for Economic, Health and Social Sustainability


The perception on the paradigm of sustainability varies between people of different cultural and professional background. African and European scientists aim at clarifying these perspectives and their implications to define concrete action and future collaboration.

Concepts for the three main areas, namely economic, ecological and social are discussed in two Summer Schools. 

The Summer School in 2016 offered insights into different perspectives regarding the sustainability paradigm itself as well as in respect to the environment and natural resources.


Program for 2017

The Alumni Summer School will provide:

Lectures on the perception of sustainability by African and European scientists of different  disciplines

Workshops to define the paradigm of sustainability from varying cultural and disciplinary perspectives and identify the common understanding of required research

Visits to participating institutes

Excursions to different companies


Venues and Dates

The Summer School will be held from Sunday, October 08 to Sunday, October 15, 2017

Summer School venue is Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH) at different locations

Accommodation will be offered in Hannover

Date of arrival in Hannover will be Sunday, October 08 and departure from Hannover will be on Sunday, October 15



The workshop is open to all African alumni with relations to Leibniz Universität Hannover from all disciplines who are interested to contribute to the sustainability debate

The workshop is limited to 25 participants

Conference language will be English

The Summer School is funded by the DAAD. Costs for accommodation, meals and excursion will be fully covered. All expenses for travel to/from the conference venue will be refunded up to 700€ per participant.



Institute of Horticultural Production Systems

Vegetable Systems Modelling Section

Leibniz Universität Hannover

Herrenhäuser Str. 2

D-30419 Hannover / Germany

E-mail: summerschool@gem.uni-hannover.de