After a successful Virtual Exchange Program, Iowa State University, Wayne State University, Ruhr West University of Applied Sciences and Harz University of Applied Sciences are now conducting their first joint Transatlantic-Summer-School together. Participants will complete online modules and then come together for two attendance weeks at Harz University of Applied Sciences in Wernigerode.
The aim of the Summer School will be to develop new solutions for innovative energy use in a design thinking process - from Smart City to Smart Hotel, from Micromobility to Smart Grid, from Social Entrepreneurship to Social Marketing.
Future and sustainable energy concepts and their integration into the everyday life of the citizens are currently much discussed topics, which have importance across all areas of society and which are also of geopolitical magnitude. During the Summer School, participating students from all partner universities will learn new perspectives on the transformation of energy supply and jointly develop new innovative approaches to solutions. They will be supported by teachers and trainers with experience in the design thinking process.
The Summer School enables students from Germany and the USA to deepen their understanding of global challenges in the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in different scientific fields. The Summer School's innovative teaching and learning program offers a new approach to sustainability by being interdisciplinary, transatlantic, and project-oriented, as well as fostering future competencies.
The offer is directed at students of all study programs of the four partner Universities as interdisciplinary cooperation is expressly encouraged.
The Summer School is divided into online modules and an attendance phase at the Wernigerode campus of the Harz University of Applied Sciences.
The online modules are offered both synchronously and asynchronously from June 3 to June 21, 2023.
The two-week attendance phase will take place from July 24 to August 4, 2023.
By participating in the Summer School, students receive 5 credit points that can be submitted for credit for appropriate courses.
Students will be staying at the Jugendherberge Wernigerode which is within easy walking distance to the University campus.
For Questions regarding the Summer School please contact our team at: summerschool(at)hs-harz.de
Visting Professor Dr. Katja Michalak