Making Sustainability a Priority: Sustainability at the Heart of the International Summer School Hosted by MV’s Universities

SustainMV poster, © International Summer School
SustainMV poster, © International Summer School

The SustainMV Summer School addresses pressing concerns: to what extent are tourism and town planning sustainable? How resource and environmentally friendly can mobility and the production of energy be? And how can artificial intelligence help to make our life, actions and economic activities more sustainable?

As part of this special project, students from all over the world approach the topic of sustainability from various perspectives and discuss these with experts from the state’s universities. For example, the summer school offers presentations on the links between artificial intelligence and current challenges in the field of sustainability, on the use of renewable sources of energy and on sustainable tourism, as well as on the topic of climate ethics, highlighting opportunities for shaping a sustainable future.

The Summer School will start with a public panel discussion on Monday, 28 August 2023 at 3.30 pm in the Löwenschen Saal in Stralsund Town Hall. Representatives from business, science, politics and the public will discuss which global sustainability goals can be implemented here in MV. Also open to the public is a lecture by Professor Dr. Andreas Löschel from the Ruhr University Bochum. He will be speaking about "Sustainable Energy Systems - the IPCC view" on Wednesday, 30 August at 7:00 pm at the Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg in Greifswald. The focus will be on UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) view of sustainable energy systems.

The international interest in the summer school is immense. Approximately 250 students from more than 25 countries registered for the digital introductory week. Over 160 students from partner universities applied for the in-person events of which 30 were selected for participation in the programme. These are studying degree courses in the environmental and engineering sciences, physics, chemistry and biology, economics and financial sciences, tourism and town/landscape planning, as well as early-years and teacher education.

The label ‘SustainMV’ unites the Universities of Greifswald and Rostock, the Universities of Applied Sciences Neubrandenburg, Stralsund and Wismar, and the Rostock University of Music and Drama in their quest to promote Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as a location for education and research to an international audience.

The summer school SustainMV is being co-financed by Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s Ministry of Science, Culture, Federal and European Affairs.

Further information
SustainMV – The Sustainability Summer School

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