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|Academic dates:||19 July - 30 July 2020|
|Housing dates:||18 July - 31 July 2020|
|Academic fee:||€ 1300 read more about what’s included|
|Housing fee:||€ 400 for a shared room with shared facilities and € 75 refundable deposit. For more information, see Housing and practical matters.|
|Who is this programme for?||For current high school students (must be 16+) interested in urban studies, sustainability, and the social and behavioural sciences.|
|Academic director:||Daan Bossuyt & Afra Foli|
|Early application deadline:||1 February 2020|
|Regular application deadline:||1 April 2020|
|Maximum classroom size:||20 participants|
Sustainability means satisfying the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Young people today have grown up in a world where sustainability is one of the most pressing issues. But aside from its definition, what does it really mean, and how do we implement best practices in order to ensure a livable future for ourselves and the generations that will follow?
In an urban environment, sustainability is practiced and planned for in many ways. This programme will begin by framing the topic in the varied forms that it takes within a city. We will begin with the most pressing questions of environmental sustainability, and branch out from there to discuss social and economic sustainability more broadly, and investigate key developments in these fields. Amsterdam, and the Netherlands in general, is the perfect place to study this topic. Over the last decade, Amsterdam and other Dutch cities have been at the forefront of sustainable development in many fields. We will use Amsterdam as a living laboratory to delve into topics such as:
This programme is designed for high school students to experience studying in a competitive, international environment at the Graduate School of Social Sciences of the University of Amsterdam. The lectures and all course materials are in English. Participants in the course will develop study skills and become acquainted with learning methods that will give them an advantage as they continue their education at University.
|Credits||0 ECTS, 2 weeks|
|Language of instruction||English|