EDUC: 2 week intensive summer schools

Summer 2022

June - September

2 weeks

4-5* ECTS

subject to home departmental approval

700+ EUR EDUC Scholarship

Costs for accommodation, travel, and food covered by EDUC scholarship, full scholarship determined destination

Deadline

20 April

About EDUC Summer Schools

EDUC is a consortium of six universities. Along with Masaryk University it includes University Paris Nanterre and University of Rennes 1 in France, University of Potsdam in Germany, University of Pécs in Hungary and University of Cagliari in Italy. Each of these universities will host a 2 week intensive summer school between June-September 2022. 

This website is for Masaryk University Students to explore their options.

Masaryk University is able to fund 5 students to participate on these courses. The scholarship will cover accommodation, travel, food, and participation costs. Each programme has its own theme, dates and admission criteria. Find out more about the options below - more details will be provided on the host university website, however MU students must apply using the links below through ISOIS.

Climate Change Communication and Policy
Climate Change Communication and Policy

University: Masaryk University
Website:
Climate Change Communication and Policy
Dates
: 10-23 July
Scholarship: no scholarship (there is no travel)
Level of study
: The course is open to all students, but is particularly suited for students in late bachelors/masters studying social sciences, policy studies, management and communication.
Application Link: apply via ISOIS

Course Description:

Immerse yourself in how communication strategies and policy creation regarding climate change need to be thought of as one. Every policy needs to have a strong communication strategy to help answer societies questions on why such policies need to exist.

During the two weeks, students will design a climate change communication campaign and participate in research and policy making for a given locality. Outside of the classrooms, students will visit various sites throughout the city of Brno which showcase how different communication strategies are used in both the public and private sector regarding climate policy.

International Smart City School
International Smart City School

University: University of Cagliari
Website:
International Smart City School
Date
: 19 June - 1 July
Scholarship: 800 EUR, plus travel stipend
Level of study
: Upper BA/MA students in Urban Planning, Geography, Computer Science, Informatics, Environmental Studies, Social Sciences, Economics
Application Link: apply via ISOIS

Course Description:

Climate change and environmental degradation pose an existential threat to Europe and the world. The climate is changing in every region of the earth, rapidly and with increasingly frequent extreme events. Climate experts have long since moved away from the term 'climate crisis' to the more alarmist 'climate emergency'. In this context, the International Smart City School (ISCiS) 2022 edition aims to promote the development of cities to make them smart, sustainable, and resilient through the most suitable technologies and according to a strategic and systemic vision. In-depth understanding of how a smart city approach could contribute to find solutions to mitigate and adapt to the climate change.

Culture and Heritage
Culture and Heritage

University: University Paris Nanterre
Website:
Culture and Heritage
Dates
: 27 June - 8 July
Scholarship: 1100 EUR, plus travel stipend
Level of study
: upper BA/MA students of all fields
Application Link: apply via ISOIS

Course Description:

The aim of this summer university is to unveil cultural heritage from the perspective of societal challenges and to position humanities and social sciences in a new field of studies, the “Heritage Science”/L’objectif de cette école d'été est de dévoiler le patrimoine culturel à travers des enjeux sociétaux et de positionner les sciences humaines et sociales dans un nouveau champ d'études, les " sciences du patrimoine "

Law and Technology
Law and Technology

University: University of Pécs
Website:
Law and Technology
Dates
: 3 - 16 July
Scholarship: 700 EUR, plus travel stipend
Level of study
: upper BA/MA/PhD students of Law 
Application Link: apply via ISOIS

Course Description:

The courses of the online summer university cover the topics related to the above in order to be able to present horizontal aspects to the participants about the existing and future changes and aspects. Accordingly, during the training, among others, we will explore the most interesting new developments in the field modern data protection law and other information regulation, deal with the rise of algorithm-based decisions, AI and IoT applications in public and private activities, and deal with new liability questions and smart contracts. The courses of the online summer university are based on interactive group exercises, case studies, and a summary of practical experiences.

Media, fake news and populism
Media, fake news and populism

University: University of Potsdam
Website:
Media, fake news and populism
Dates
: 11-22 July
Scholarship: 1100 EUR, plus travel stipend
Level of study
: upper BA/MA students from all disciplines
Application Link: apply via ISOIS

Course Description:

The summer school deals with the fake news spread by populism and conspiracy myths, which are used to fuel skepticism about political decision-makers and the reporting of established media. Democracy as a form of government is thus increasingly called into question and society starts to get fragmented. In input lectures, the media-technological and media-legal conditions for this are expounded, analytical methods opinion influencing and results of analyses already carried out are presented as well as possibilities of debunking and counter acting. In the workshops, the students jointly take a look at platforms and social media through which fake news and conspiracy myths on various topics are spread. In doing so, they apply the analytical models presented. The results of their microstudies provide an insight into the current dynamics of shifts in the perception and evaluation of social events and images of reality on a European level.

Trust in the Information Age
Trust in the Information Age

University: University of Cagliari
Website:
Trust in the Information Age
Dates
: 29 August - 9 September
Scholarship: 800 EUR, plus travel stipend
Level of study
: Master Students in Computer Science, Informatics, Cyber security, etc.
Application Link: apply via ISOIS

Course Description:

Do you want to deepen your knowledge on cybersecurity issues? Do you want to understand the main solutions for preventing computer attacks? Are you looking for an international experience this summer in a charming context? Then spend two weeks at the University of Cagliari, Italy, with workshops, lectures, study visits, field trips and much more!

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