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Summer Academy Delta Challenges

Delta’s are dynamic systems where rivers with fresh water meet the salty sea. 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. The major challenge is how can we cope with the need for new energy resources, food production and future safety issues without compromising the natural delta systems? If you want to contribute to sustainable solutions for these challenges this Summer Academy suits you.

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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. 

Social programme
An extended social program 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 HZ Summer Academy Delta Challenges takes place from July 9 till July 27 (3 weeks). 


The costs are €2660 for three weeks. This includes: 

  • a three  week course, for 4 ECTS
  • housing in convenient apartments
  • fieldtrips
  • a social programme
  • lunch (excl weekends)
Entry requirements

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

Contact and applying

We are still working on an attractive program for the summer academy Delta Challenges. If you want to be informed about the latest developments please fill in your contact data. More information will be provided as soon as possible.

Do you have any questions or do you need more information about the study programme? Please contact Jouke Heringa,

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