Differing attitudes towards energy politics and the sustainable use of resources are easily leading to misunderstandings and conflicts. The impact of culture in this context is often neglected or not taken in consideration. Therefore, this Summer Academy now approaches these topics from an intercultural perspective and aims at developing applied solutions for intercultural challenges in international energy politics and environmental ethics as well as further ecological issues
The innovative two weeks Summer Academy aims at developing applied solutions for intercultural challenges in international energy politics and environmental ethics as well as further ecological issues.
We offer an academic program at university level (ECTS credit points could be earned), tackling both theoretical and practical issues, including experiential learning approaches in order to enhance more sustainable learning outcomes.
The Summer Academy in 2013 was attended by 37 participants from 9 countries. We expect to have the same cultural diversity for our program in 2014. The intercultural atmosphere dominating the Summer Academy on Sustainability from an Intercultural Perspective allows the students not only to hear about intercultural experiences, but to live them, inside and outside of the courses.
Several excursions and additional lectures of guest speakers during the Summer Academy add additional value to the program and enable the participants to get further insights to intercultural and sustainability issues.