Vienna, Austria

ELLS Summer School on Bioeconomy 2020

when 16 August 2021 - 27 August 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 250

The course offers students the opportunity to work on a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary aspects on bioeconomy. The participants will gain knowledge during lectures and excursions about renewable biological resources and their use in the making of food, materials and energy. Topics will include the production of and also problems of agricultural and forest materials, biomass, circular food production, an introduction to sustainability analysis of biobased chains, food technology as well as ethical and socio-economic aspects of bioeconomy.

The program provides a discussion platform for our international ELLS presenters, scholars and students to discuss the topics and interact with each other. In addition, several excursions will take place in order to deepen the newly acquired knowledge of the lectures. The excursions include visits to BOKU research centers as well as a number of viennese business examples giving an insight on how bioeconomy can look like.

This summer school is a joint teaching program of the ELLS Subject Area Bioeconomy, initiated to promote the transformation towards a bio-based circular economy.

Course leader

Univ.Prof Dr. Hans-Peter Kaul

Target group

Preferably Master or PhD students.
Other students are also welcome to apply.

Course aim

After successful completion of the course, participants will have gained knowledge in a wide selection of relevant topics regarding the complete life-cycle of biobased products, but also economic and ethical aspects on bioeconomy. Based on the newly acquired knowledge, participants should be able now to critically think and discuss bioeconomic issues. Furthermore, students will gain insight through several excursions to how practical solutions in order to create a more bio-based economy can look like.

Fee info

EUR 250: Students from ELLS member and partner universities

Costs are covering public transportation, excursions and some of the food/drinks. Students are required to cover their own costs for traveling to Vienna as well as for accommodation, food, private and touristic excursions, insurance, visa and personal needs.
EUR 350: Students from non-ELLS universities

Costs are covering public transportation, excursions and some of the food/drinks. Students are required to cover their own costs for traveling to Vienna as well as for accommodation, food, private and touristic excursions, insurance, visa and personal needs.

Scholarships

Some ELLS member universities provide scholarships specifically for participants of ELLS Summer Schools.
Also check your University's scholarship programs for other options.