Tartu, Estonia

WIN! Water Innovations Summer School

when 12 August 2019 - 23 August 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC

The WIN! Water Innovations summer school in Tartu (Estonia) between August 12-23 will be a vibrant mixture of interactive sessions, field trips, and group work in a unique setting, designed to give participants hands-on project and research experience with a range of water, wetland and littoral ecosystems and their sustainable use, with a focus on novel and innovative approaches and methodologies. After an introductory day with an overview of water sustainability challenges and the state of art in water science, policy and management, the students will follow one of the thematic blocks – (1) Wetland Science or (2) Science, management and policy of rivers and floodplains, then two non-selective blocks – (3) Coastal and small island science, management and policy, and (4) urban water science, management & policies. Each thematic bloc will feature taught sessions (lectures and skill training workshops) on science, management, policies and research methodology, field excursions, and space for a group assignment and a discussion. The School will start and finish in Tartu, while the for coastal, marine and urban parts all the participants and faculty will move to West-Estonia (Kuressaare or Pärnu, the decision is pending). By the end of the School, all the participants (individually or in small groups) will be expected to develop and present proposals for a practical solution for a real-life problem, or detailed paper proposals reflecting on their project experience and learning outcomes of the WIN! School. Participants and faculty are encouraged to re-develop the final reports into academic papers or project applications. Successful students will be awarded a WIN! Certificate of Completion at the end of the course and transferred 3 ECTS.
The WIN! summer school will be a valuable learning experience for everyone, but having a great time is also a summer essential. All 30 participants will be students or young experts, therefore we would like everyone to have a memorable time with us in Estonia!

The tuition fee for applicants from non-OECD countries is waived, and some travel grants will be made available. Based on individual merits and personal situation, full or partial fee waivers for participants from OECD countries will be considered as well. German nationals and students studying in Germany are eligible to DAAD scholarships that need to be requested directly from DAAD. The application procedure is run through an on-line application system. Application deadline is June 1.
More information on programme, scholarships, and application process: http://conference.emu.ee/win/

Course leader

The main organizer is the Estonian University of Life Sciences, in cooperation with the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Vienna, Austria), Central European University (Hungary), University of Latvia (Latvia), University of Tallinn (Eston

Target group

BSc, MSc, PhD students and junior professionals in field related to (or personal interest in) water topics, such as (but not limited to) environmental sciences, policy, economics, management, business, engineering, etc.

Fee info

EUR 0: The tuition fee of EUR 650 for applicants from non-OECD countries, and outstanding applicants from OECD countries will be waived, which includes the programme, welcome reception, and local travel. Meals and accommodation is to be covered by participants (cost effective options will be organized)