Guyancourt, France

An interdisciplinary approach of transport, climate change and wellbeing

when 3 July 2017 - 8 July 2017
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 550

In the context of the recent multidimensional crisis that has affected most of the countries in the world, the current challenge consists in making economic growth and development compatible with stabilizing the climate and with a sustainable ecological footprint. This will imply a great transformation of activities as far reaching as the transformation brought about by the so-called Industrial Revolution. This transformation process addresses the critical issue of quality with respect to the economic activities, wellbeing and environmental preservation. The so-called transition is well underway, as is illustrated by the diversity of sectors (eco-mobility, eco-construction, eco-design, renewable energies, smart grids, etc.) and the variety of economies concerned (emerging countries, industrialized countries and developing countries).

Course leader

-University of Versailles St-Quentin-en-Yvelines and University of Paris-Saclay
-French Ministry of Environment, Energy and the Sea
-City of Paris
-Grand Valley State University, USA
-University of Paris 8
-The French Institute of Science and Technol

Target group

This school particularly allows participants to pursue careers related to the management of sustainable solutions to the mobility issues in relation to different activities and sectors such as consultancy, public-private partnerships, non-governmental organizations and local administrations. It also meets the needs of highly trained experts working in international organizations, national administrations. Eventually, it aims at providing backbone assets for entrepreneurship in different business activities, industries and economic sectors which appear as critical potentials for reducing the ecological footprint of human activities.

Course aim

This International Summer School is designed to equip participants with the knowledge, skills and tools required to understand the main challenges associated with the connection between climate change, mobility and wellbeing. In this respect, many areas are covered through a interdisciplinary approach: land use planning and development, climate issues; air pollutions and atmosphere; sustainable development; mobility, territories and energy; health-environment issues, wellbeing and quality of life.

Credits info

Certificate of success

Participants will be evaluated throughout the summer school in order to receive a certificate of success at the end of it

Fee info

EUR 550: The registration fees include the documentation, lunches and coffee breaks, transportation, cultural visits


Scholarships are awarded according to the quality of the application (based on the letter of motivation and the academic record/transcript of academic record). To be eligible, applications must be submitted before the 20th April 2017.