PhD Summer School in Frankfurt : 24 August – 4 September 2015
Take part in this year’s two-week Climate-KIC PhD Summer School from 24 August – 4 September 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany.
Green City Frankfurt: Shaping Transition Pathways for a Future Economy
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Dates: 24 August – 4 September 2015
This two-week intensive programme revolves around the challenges that cities face regarding the transition towards a low carbon economy. After 2 successful editions of the PhD Summer School in Frankfurt, this year the city will be once again a hotspot for ideas on transition!
Frankfurt, home of the European central bank, a successful industrial, digital and mobility hub with an ambitious plan to transform its energy supply to 100% renewable energy sources until the year 2050, will be taken as a hands-on example to assess the challenges and generate innovative solutions for the implementation of the city’s ambitious transition goals toward a low-carbon economy.
Transition pathways for a future economy
Frankfurt is a growing city in the heart of Europe trying to balance the challenge of economic prosperity and ecological sustainability.
On the one hand, Frankfurt intends to continue its successful positioning as an economic centre but faces challenges as the increasing international competition, digitalization, the demographic change as well as its limited space.
Frankfurt Economic Development (“Wirtschaftsfoerderung”) has therefore established the Masterplan Industry, which combines a variety of strategies to strengthen the position of the industry and to ensure sustainable future economy.
On the other hand, the city of Frankfurt places high importance to the goal of ecological sustainability and has decided to transform its energy supply to 100% renewable energy sources until the year 2050.
Revolving around Frankfurt and its challenges, this summer school offers a learning-by-experiencing approach to transition management and green economy.
Lectures and workshops with renowned international experts in the fields will provide you with tools and methods to approach your practical assignments.
Frankfurt: A Real-life Challenge
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
During the Climate-KIC PhD Summer School in Frankfurt it is up to you to develop innovative concepts how a city can foster the transition to a sustainable and internationally competitive economy. Work creatively in small interdisciplinary teams to find ways to create and implement solutions for combining economic and ecological ambitions. After two weeks of intensive work, all teams will present the results to representatives of the city of Frankfurt, their fellow students and an external jury.
For you our Summer School in Frankfurt is an opportunity to get away from the regular work environment, meet people from other cultures and disciplines, enlarge your knowledge on transition thinking and green economy, engage in international networking opportunities, enjoy the summer in Frankfurt and have a great time!
Based at an economic hot spot of the region, the industrial park Höchst in Frankfurt, you will attend lectures, workshops, excursions and discussions; meet world renown experts, discuss with city representatives, public and private stakeholders and enjoy leisure activities showcasing the sights and tastes of Frankfurt.
The programme is organised by Climate-KIC and its academic cooperation partners Provadis School of International Technology and Management AG, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University Frankfurt and Technical University Darmstadt.
Application & Information Pack
This two-week Summer School takes place from 24 August until 4 September 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany.
Details: Download the information pack (PDF) for a full overview of the programme.
Deadline: The application deadline is 15 June 2015.