Weimar, Germany

Forecast Engineering

when 17 August 2014 - 29 August 2014
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 550

Global climate change & challenges for built environment

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and 17 partner institutions from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, United Kingdom, Switzerland and Turkey present special topics of Structural Engineering in combination with the holistic discussion of the consequences due to climate changes, especially by the consideration of other disciplines and partners from University of Waterloo and GFZ Potsdam.

Through a challenging and demanding series of lectures, as well as seminars and project work, presented with a state-of-the-art information and communication technology, this project seeks to impart knowledge and to combine research with a practical context.

This comprehensive summer course at graduate level will introduce selected students to six course topics and related projects. To enable participants to understand and use the presented concepts in their further professional career a main part of the summer school is devoted to interdisciplinary project work.

Course leader

ERASMUS Intensive Programme

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Target group

The course is tailored to advanced master's and doctoral candidates from Germany and abroad in the fields of structural engineering and modeling, natural hazards and risk management, geodynamics and foundation engineering.

The course language is English.

Participants are encouraged to give a short presentation on one of the following topics:
- Recent developments in structural engineering
- Structural modeling and system identification
- Natural hazards and risk assessment
- Geodynamics and foundation engineering
- Numerical models in civil engineering application

Course aim

Discussions and the exchange of ideas with professors, research associates and other participants during and after classes will enhance the personal experience and bring best benefits to all participants. In addition, we offer excursions to building-sites and leading companies as well as a programme of cultural events.

Credits info

4 EC
After successful completion of this course you will receive a certificate of participation. It will show the course title, the date and duration of the course, the number of contact hours as well as the main contents and topics.

Fee info

EUR 550: The course fee is 550,-€.
EUR 450: Students and alumni pay the reduced fee of 450,-€.


For students studying at one of the partner institutions partial scholarships (including course fee, lunch, accommodation, travel costs) are available provided by the European Comission Lifelong Learning Programme. Furthermore, the Bauhaus-Universität Wei