Bordeaux, France

Life Cycle Approaches to Sustainable Regional Development

when 28 August 2015 - 30 August 2015
duration 1 week
fee EUR 300

The objective of the Summer School is to provide advanced training to undergraduate students, doctoral, post-doctoral students and young professionals, including researchers of less than 30 years, in the specialised field of life cycle approaches, with the purpose to help them to foster sustainable regional development. In this way the school will allow the students to acquire transversal skills in the area of sustainable chemistry and engineering that are highly appreciated by research institutions and industrial employers.

The school is organised with lectures by experts, interactive focus groups, workshops and a short course in order to provide up-to-date knowledge and to stimulate the sharing of own ideas among participants. School activities take place in the same neighbourhood, where participants are accommodated. This choice, together with the organisation of a social event and the sharing of common spaces facilitate the team building and the learning processes.

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Course leader

The course is organized primarily by Prof. Guido Sonnemann, University of Bordeuax, in cooperation with many other experts in the field.

Target group

The course is directed at graduate students and young professionals under 35 from all disciplines and countries engaged in industries, businesses, professional associations, think-tanks, public administrations, academic institutions, international organisations, and NGO.

Course aim

The overall aim of the summer school is to provide participants with a better understanding of life cycle approaches and its use for regional sustainable development.

Fee info

EUR 300: Applicable for Students. The Fee includes:
Admission to all courses given by experts, interactive focus groups and workshops on 28-29 August 2015
Short course on 30 August 2015. Please tell us at which short course you would like to participate and we check for you if this is possible.
Social event on the evening of 28 August 2015
Downloadable course material
2 nights hotel accommodation, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 coffee breaks
EUR 400: Young Professionals
Fee includes same as above