Summer schools

Summer schools bring together scientists and students from various countries, elaborating on a particular topic in a specific area during a period of usually 1-2 weeks. They are important instruments of learning, understanding, and networking in an international environment.

Summer School 2023

From 10.07.2023 till 14.07.2023 the Summer School: Risk and Resilience will take place.

Within this SummerSchool we will analyse the complex impact chains of hazard interactions, exposure, vulnerability, direct and indirect impacts within different sectors in one of four case study areas: Alps, Turkey, Romania and Caribbean. The case study in the Alps deals with the potential interruption of cross-border transportation between Austria and Italy (Brenner highway). The case study in Turkey evaluates the impact chains of a large earthquake in a megacity (Istanbul) and the lessons learned from the recent earthquakes in East Turkey/Syria. The case study from the Caribbean will deal with the impact of tropical storms on small islands. And the case study from Romania will deal with the impact of large cascading events on emergency response in Bucharest and surroundings. Within this summer school we will work in groups concentrating on one of the four case study sites.

Summer school language is English.

Seminar room

A summer school in the Kaunertal Valley

This video was produced during a summer school in the Kaunertal Valley in 2015. International experts explain what happens when retreating glaciers leave behind loose sediments, and how this affects us humans.