Work package 1: Summer School

Based on the experience of previous Summer Schools during the Erasmus IP “Soil & Water”, this interdisciplinary international teaching course for students from four EU countries will be continued.

Target groups of the Summer School are students from advanced undergraduate and graduate levels having teaching curricula focused on Biology and Environmental Sciences. Students from the University of Life Sciences (Estonia), University of South Bohemia (Czech Republic), Aix-Marseille University (France) and Ulm University (Germany) can participate in this course. They will gain an interdisciplinary insight in different areas of Soil Science and Plant Ecology. Participants will obtain 9 ECTS after finishing this 14-day course.

The lectures will be provided by experts from all partner universities, who will cover specific fields (i.e. soil development and degradation, soil microbiology, plant-soil interactions, etc.). Field trips and on-site teaching will demonstrate key system elements and main processes related to soil environment and its effects on plants and soil organisms.

In order to improve teaching quality within the Summer School we have elaborated a portfolio that includes important information about didactics, suggestions for successful presentations and further suggestions for international intensive courses.

The first Summer Schools "Soil & Water" within the Educational Network took place in France in September 2014Germany in September 2015 and Czech Republic in September 2016.

Upcoming Summer Schools "Soil & Water":

  • June 25th - July 7th, in Estonia

 The flyer for the Summer School "Soil & Water" can be viewed here.


Important information

All participants of the Summer School within the Educational Network

  1. are self-responsible for their travel insurance.
  2. have to make sure that their travel insurance is sufficient for the countries wherein the programme takes place.

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