Summer School Delta Challenges

Delta’s are the regions in the world where most human activities take place and which are most vulnerable for the effects of climate change. During this course you will focus on the challenges of living and working in a Delta Area. The Summer School will be given in the South West of the Netherlands, a beautiful Delta area.

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During this three week programme you will focus on the challenges of living and working in a Delta Area. Every week, you will deal with a specific theme: Safety and (Building with) Nature, Economy, Food and Energy production, Technology (re)use of fresh water) and  Governance. With a combination of (guest) lectures by experts, interactive workshops and field visits you will get an in depth overview of the state of the art knowledge and experiences in those fields. Apart from that you will apply the gained competences in an attractive central task, dealing with the future of the region. 

Cultural activities
An extended programme will be offered during evenings and weekend with a.o. visits to several places in Netherlands (Amsterdam), Belgium (Ghent), France (Lille) and Germany (Aachen).

Practical information

The costs are €1.400,- for EU-students and €2.600,- for non-EU students. The costs include: 
• a three week course, for 4 ECTS
• housing in convenient apartments
• fieldtrips
• a cultural programme
• lunch (excl weekends)

Entry requirements
The summer school is open for students from at least undergraduate level (> 1st year) and with English skills on IELTS level (>6.0). 

Contact and applying

If you are interested in taking part in the Summer School and want to be informed about the latest developments, please fill in your contact data

Do you have any questions or do you need more information about the study programme? Or do you work at a university and want to inform your students? Please contact Jouke Heringa,

Student experiences

Would you like to hear the experiences of other students? Please read more.

Yu Yifeng Summer School Delta Challenges "I sincerely recommend this programme. The Dutch are experienced in water management." Read Yu Yifeng's story
Wang Lang Summer School Delta Challenges "Next to the theoretical lectures we had at the university, we visited companies and factories." Read Wang Lang's story
Feny Yi Summer School Delta Challenges "It was a great opportunity to get in-depth knowledge of delta areas and also experience living and working in them." Read Feny Yi's story

Class of 2018

An impression of the programme

Watch the aftermovie of 2018 for an impression of the programme and the cultural activities.

Are you a Chinese student? You can watch the aftermovie at YouKu.

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