Netherlands, Groningen

Population and Society

when 12 June 2016 - 17 June 2016
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 450

This summer school offers a window into the world of population studies and social demography. It will showcase key population issues such as healthy ageing, migration and integration, changes in families and nutrition and development and show how leading demographers and sociologists are researching and informing policies to deal with these pressing societal issues.

The summer school will provide students the opportunity to see how real life problems are investigated with use of quantitative and qualitative research methods in The Netherlands, Europe and across the world. Emphasized is the geographical context and the stage in life in which demographic events take place, thus giving students an inter-disciplinary lens and a life-course perspective to study population issues. The summer school will bring together professionals from the academia, industry and the government to show the societal relevance of population studies.

There will be lectures, hands on workshops with data and data visualisations and short talks on career planning. Students will get snapshots of methods from population forecasting to geographic information system to qualitative interviews. The social part will include an excursion, dinners and an exhibition: “How to get to 100 and enjoy it.”

Course leader

Dr. Ajay Bailey
Dr. Fanny Janssen
Prof. Dr. Nardi Steverink
Prof. Dr. Helga de Valk

Target group

The summer school is intended for bachelor and master students with a background in Spatial Sciences or Behavioural and Social Sciences

Course aim

The summer school gives students an interdisciplinary lens and a life-course perspective to study population issues.

Credits info

A certificate of attendance is awarded.

Fee info

EUR 450: The fee (€ 450,-) will include:
•participation in the programme
• course materials
• refreshments
• lunches
• dinners
• an excursion
• accommodation
EUR 200: The fee (€ 200,-) will include:
•participation in the programme
• course materials
• refreshments
• lunches
• dinners
• an excursion

Scholarships

Excellent students will be given a voucher for reimbursement of part of the tuition fee of the MSc. Population Studies at RUG for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years.

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