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The ETH Sustainability Summer Schools provide young researchers with the opportunity to work on current and sustainability-related topics in interdisciplinary and intercultural teams. Focus is given not only to teaching theoretical knowledge but also to solving specific case studies.

ETH Sustainability Summer Schools take place in July. The Summer School aims at students and doctoral students at ETH Zurich as well as its partner universities.

Upcoming Summer School

"Mountain Forests & Risk Management"

July 1 to July 9, 2017 | Tamina Valley, Pfäfers | Switzerland

Volunteer work in the Swiss Re protection forest (Photo: Stephan Birrer, Bergwaldprojekt)

32 BSc, MSc and PhD students from different countries and disciplines get the opportunity to learn about the role of mountain forests for mitigating natural hazards.

This nine-day-course offers a balance of theoretical input, case study work and hands-on experience in the forest. Input by speakers from academia, the private sector and NGOs will form the basis for the exchange with stakeholders in the context of case study work that will address controversial issues.

During three days of hands-on work in a mountain forest, participants will experience the realities of practical management work, and will be able to put the theoretical input into a real-world context.

Detailed information about the Summer School "Mountain forests & Risk Management"

Swiss Re protection forest Taminatal (Photo: Stephan Birrer)

Impressions of the Summer Schools

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"Future Health" (2014)

ETH Sustainability Summer School 2014

Do you want to learn more on how technological innovations offer amazing new perspectives for improving health? Are you interested in an interdisciplinary and intercultural learning environment? Do you want to get hands on experience and be part of a research project? More information about the Summer School "Future Health"

"Future Cities" (2013)

"Eating Tomorrow" (2012)

"All just Rubbish?" (2011)

"ETHiopia" (2010)

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