Mainz, Germany

Sustainable Future – Concepts, Conditions, Chances

when 19 July 2024 - 30 July 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 210

Are you interested in learning more about the dimensions of sustainability? Do you want to expand your knowledge about sustainable chemistry, the potential of geothermal energy resources and utopias as designs of a sustainable society? Would you like to exchange perspectives, develop your language and cultural skills?
If so, then join Forster Summer School at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz! Explore scientific concepts, conditions and chances to shape a sustainable future. Take a critical look at sustainability concepts in natural and social sciences. Examine development endeavors and uncover limitations. Identify opportunities for shaping a sustainable future and generate approaches for action.

Course leader

Faculty of Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Geography and Geosciences, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

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. Your participation offers you the unique chance to discuss current scientific positions from multiple perspectives with experts from the fields of chemistry, geography or geosciences and others. Share your ideas with 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 210: Arrangement includes: Course fees, accomodation with breakfast, catering coffee breaks, welcome and farewell dinner, cultural program/excursions, transfer for excursions. Travel, insurance and visa must be organized and paid independently. Lunch and dinner are at your own cost. There are reasonably priced catering options on campus.


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