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July 01 – July 12, 2013

 

SUSTAINABILITY & ECONOMICS

 

UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET, INTERACT AND WORK NOT ONLY WITH PROFESSIONALS FROM THE FIELD OF SUSTAINABILITY BUT ALSO WITH STUDENTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.


T.I.M.E is the Europe's leading network for the training of bi-cultural, bilingual engineers: Master-level Double Degree graduates for tomorrow's world.

In operation since 1989, the network includes many of the leading Technical Universities, Engineering Schools and Faculties in Europe.

 

T.I.M.E is proud to launch the 7th edition of its Summer School program.


This two-week program addresses sustainability and its interaction with economic issues by developing a comprehensive knowledge of technical and non-technical issues, e.g.: alternative measurement tools to the Gross Domestic Product, climate change, transportation systems and corporate social responsibility.


You will have a unique opportunity to meet, interact and work not only with professionals from the field of sustainability but also with students from all over the world.


Lectures, discussions and presentations are held between the campuses of the leading universities in Europe: KTH (Stockholm), BUTE (Budapest), ITU (Istanbul), SUPELEC (Paris), UNITN (Trento), UPM (Madrid) via Internet in real time.

 
The course is open to all students within engineering or economics and associated fields. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be granted 5 ECTS credits.

 

Schedule

 

Course introduction
Monday, July 1, 8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Overview of course content and course details.

Week 1    Week 2
Monday, July 1
Replacing GDP as a Measure of Progress
BME  
Monday, July 8
Climate Change and the Conditions for Industrial Transformation KTH
Tuesday, July 2
European issues on sustainability & economics
SUPELEC
Tuesday, July 9
Local Sustainable Development
UniTn
Wednesday, July 3
Modelling for Sustainability
BME
Wednesday, July 10
Clean Tech - Using Technology to Change the World
UPM
Thursday, July 4
Corporate Social Responsibility
OUSL

Thursday, July 11
Water Resources and Management
ITU

Friday, July 5
Study visit. Local arrangement at each site.
Friday, July 12
Study visit. Local arrangement at each site.
Summary and break-up

 

 

Organization of the course

 

 

The students are in constant communication with the teachers, independent upon where they are, and with the colleagues at the other campuses.

 

 

In the afternoons, local group discussions are held on the topic related to the morning lecture. Then students report on their discussions through oral presen-tations and discussions between the sites by video link.

 

 

 

After the lecture, students write their individual assignments of the day’s topic at each site.
These written individual reflections have to be submitted by the program mid-term.
 

 

 

Two study tours are organized each Friday at each site. They are also followed by local group discussions and presentations on video link in the afternoons.

 

  In their free time students can enjoy the rich and varied cultural activities offered by some the great European cities.

 

 

 Course regulations:

 

  • Participation in and approval of all course items (lectures, group discussions, assignments and study tours).
  • Written individual mid-term reflections of the course.
  • Examination: 5 ECTS credits

 

ECTS Credits: 5


Criteria for admission:

 

  • At least 150 ECTS credits in engineering, natural science, architecture, economics or business administration.
  • Statement/proof of English proficiency, e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge/Oxford certificates or grade in English from University.

 

Assessment and grades:


ECTS grades (A – F) will be received in September 2013, mainly based on the individual assignments and to some extent based on group presentations. The final deadline for all individual assignments is July 21. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, students will receive a certificate from T.I.M.E.

 

Accommodation:


Students live in the student dormitory. Compartments comprise 2 double rooms with shared facilities: a small kitchen, a bathroom and a toilet. All apartments are equipped with a bed, bedside table, desk, chairs, wardrobe, curtains, and bed clothes (includ. mattress, blanket, pillow, sheets, pillow cases). Kitchen contains electric hot board, refrigerator, kitchen table, and stools.

 

Cost of accommodation: from 10 Euro per night.

 

Tuition fee: 212 Euro


 

Application fee: 35 Euro

 

Deadline for applications:
May 15, 2013

 

Included extra-academic activities:

  • Night city tour and party on the boat
  • Picnic on the beach of the Finnish Gulf

 

Application forms can be requested by e-mail: [email protected]  

 

Contact person:

Olga Emelianova,
Head of Department of International Educational Programs
28, Grazhdanskii pr., St.Petersburg, 195220, RUSSIA
E-mail: [email protected]  
Tel.: +7 (812) 534 2531
Fax: +7 (812) 534 1365