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Summer School on Sustainability at LUH

DAAD Alumni Summer School: African and European Perspectives on Sustainability in Natural Resource Management and Environmental Research


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 will be discussed in two Summer Schools to be held in 2016 and 2017.

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


Program for 2016

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 the a breeding company, a water treatment plant and a water management site in the Harz Mountains to experience the historical dimension of the sustainability debate

The draft programm can be found here


Venues and Dates

The Summer School will be held from Sunday, October 09 to Sunday, October 16, 2016

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 09 and departure from Hannover will be on Sunday, October 16

The flyer on the summer school can be found here


Participation & Application

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

Application forms can be found here

Please return the completed application form to summerschoolgem.uni-hannover.de no later than April 15, 2016 including the following documents:

  • application form
  • curriculum vitae
  • a quotation for the expected travel expenses to/from Hannover/Germany


The workshop is limited to 25 participants

Successful applicants will be informed by email

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