Mainz, Germany

Urban Climate. Adaption, Development and Sustainable Transformation.

when 21 July 2023 - 4 August 2023
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 150

Are you interested in learning more about climatic changes and its consequences for urban climate? Do you want to expand your knowledge about the climate impact on vegetation in urban space? Are you eager to learn more about sustainable urban planning? Would you like to exchange perspectives, develop your language and cultural skills?

If so, then join Forster Summer School at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz!
This summer, scientists from JGU, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences and Bingen Technical University of Applied Sciences will give you a scientific background on the discourses and controversies regarding urban climate, the impacts on vegetation, the question of changing human-air relations as well as transformation processes such as green and smart city designs. Explore urban climate projects of the region and look forward to hands-on experiences.

Course leader

Faculty of Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Geography and Geosciences, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Lecturers: Prof. Dieterle, Prof. Dr. Efferth, Prof. Dr. Hietel, Dr. Jacobsen, Ph.D. Kuhl, Dr. Seelos, Prof. Seiffert, Ph.D. Walther

Target group

The academic program is suitable for Bachelor, Master or PhD students from a variety of backgrounds, e.g. Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Molecular Biotechnology, Geography, Geosciences, or related disciplines dealing with interdisciplinary international approaches.

Course aim

Each year, scientists from natural and social science fields take a closer look at a specific topic from the field of global change. You will have the unique chance to discuss possible future perspectives of urban climate with experts, international peers and students from Germany in an interdisciplinary setting. You will gain hands-on experience during field excursions, discover Mainz and its surroundings during cultural visits, improve your language skills and get to know students from all over the world. Come along with us!

Fee info

EUR 150: Arrangement included? Course fees, materials, lunch fees during the lecture program, accomodation with breakfast, excursions. Travel, insurance and visa must be organized and paid independently.