sdg4At the Summer School 'Creating a Climate for Change' - Lecturer Edition: U4 for SDG4 - (Groningen, 2-5 June 2019), we focus on the central theme of sustainability education; we critically analyze our experiences, share our best practices and develop new solutions a series of participatory and interactive workshops.

The aim of this summer school is to train lecturers so that they are able to convey sustainability knowledge/skills to their students. We ask participants to bring in their cases and experiences. Over the course of the two-and-a-half-day school the cases may cover a whole arry of topics. 



IPTL 2019To share experiences and to learn from one another are fundamental goals of U4 network activities. In this respect, the IPT&L-programme supports staff members of the U4 Universities to connect and better understand how teaching/working in front of/with an international classroom (and beyond) can be enhanced.

Conducted as yearly event for teaching staff, programme coordinators and curriculum developers this conference seeks to provide training on ‘what it takes to organize and act meaningful in a good degree programme’ from an international point of view. Organised as event that combines interdisciplinary perspectives and different didactical approaches, it invites scholars and programme coordinators, academic lecturers and consultants in international programmes to discuss their teaching experiences, methodologies and ideas.

This years’ conference is titled 'From Theory to Practice. From Discussion to Cooperation' and invites all IPT&L-alumni as well as newly interested people to hand in their contributions.



CeMEASIn the framework of the 'Taiwan Chair' the Centre for Modern East Asian Studies at Göttingen hosts the workshop 'Towards a New Global Order? Ambitions, Scope and Challenges of China’s Belt and Road Initiative' with the aim of exploring the complex entanglements between the BRI and China’s changing role in the global political economy.

Guiding questions during the workshop will be: How to assess the motives and challenges of the BRI as a new development strategy in the context of slowing growth rates and overcapacity problems in the Chinese economy? What are the responses to the BRI by stakeholders in Southeast Asia, Central Asia and Europe? And what are the implications of the BRI for international relations and China’s ascent to a global superpower?



sustainable-energy-2018In this summer school, we will focus on the roles and interplay of energy systems, resources and new technology in areas of key importance for sustainable energy development.

Since various economic and political considerations are likely to be central in forming our future energy system, during the course we also want to elucidate the technical possibilities against the backdrop of likely economic and political realities.