ENHANCE Summer and Winter Schools offer an opportunity to participate in activities specially designed to address current technical, social and environmental issues from a sustainable and inclusive perspective.

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ENHANCE Blue-Green-IN Climate Change Summer School 2024 in Warsaw

Through international peer-to-peer networking within our Enhance academic community, you will learn about global environmental issues and define local opportunities together. Experienced tutors will support your work by providing you with basic knowledge on climate change, by sharing ready to use team-work methods, by boosting up your creativity, and by taking care of comfortable environments for your work. But first and foremost, we are open to your perspectives and ideas. Whatever unconventional you suggest, we will follow your own life-based experience, good vibe, and creativity.

Format:

Online and On-Site

Dates:

Online Phase: July 1 – 11, 2024

On Site: July 15 – 19, 2024

Online Project Consultation: July 22 – 26, 2024

 

Physics Informed Neural Networks : Applications to Geotechnical Engineering in Aachen

Physics Informed Neural Networks : Applications to Geotechnical Engineering in Aachen

We are happy to announce that RWTH Aachen is offering its second ENHANCE Blended Intensive Programme on “Physics Informed Neural Networks Applications to Geotechnical Engineering”!

 

The course is organized by the Institute of Geomechanics and Underground Technology and is composed of an online and onsite part:

First, students will participate in an online introductory course from July 22 – 26. During those days, the principles behind machine learning are discussed and students will learn about the tools they will work with, which is mainly Python code written in Jupyter Notebooks. During the week on campus, from July 29 – August 2, students will apply their newly acquired theoretical knowledge in a hackathon-style workshop. Besides the coursework, social events such as Pub Crawls and local city tours will be held.

Format:

Online and On-Site

Dates:

Online: July 22 – 26, 2024
On site: July 29 – August 2, 2024

ENHANCE Micro Programme on Gender and Diversity in Science, Technology and Society

ENHANCE Micro Programme on Gender and Diversity in Science, Technology and Society


This ENHANCE offer leads to the acquisition of 3, 6 or 9 ECTS upon successful participation in module 1 (online course, 3 ECTS), module 2 (onsite summer school, 3 ECTS) and module 3 (online study project, 3 ECTS). More details about the different modules can be found below. Instruction language is English.

 

The offer is aimed at students (Bachelor, Master or doctoral degrees) of natural, planning and technical sciences, mathematics and computer science as well as students who want to acquire competences in Science and Technology Studies (STS) with a focus on gender and diversity. In the Micro Programme, the extent to which gender and diversity are to be understood as context-related results of historical, political, social and cultural processes and can be studied scientifically is elaborated. Participants will acquire the competence to understand and critically and reflexively evaluate the structuring of social inequality and intersectional positioning through science and technology.

Format:

Online and On-Site

Dates:

Virtual Onboarding: June 27 –28, 2024

Online Phase: July – September 2024
On Site Summer School in Berlin: July 29 – Aug 2, 2024

Plotting Sustainability – ENHANCE summer school on power struggles in the city

Plotting Sustainability - ENHANCE summer school on power struggles in the city

How does Replika challenges and changes social relationships? Can happify health really improve your mental states? What is ChatGPT’s impact on knowledge management?

Let’s decode values, assumptions and stereotypes that are backed into AI artefacts by (re)coding them together and let us examine their impact on us, others and the world we live in via qualitative self-experiments.

The 6 ECTS course “Ethics of AI” takes an innovative and experimental approach to ethics with an interdisciplinary focus enabled by collaboration between Computer Science, Engineering Science and Philosophy of Technology departments. It involves engaging with the theoretical and practical approaches that address the intersection of ethics and technology, in this case AI.

Format:

Online and On-Site

Dates:

Virtual Meetings: 27 May + 01 July, 2024
On Site: July 15 – July 19, 2024

Ethics and Epistemology of AI: Summer Course at Technische Universität Berlin

How does Replika challenges and changes social relationships? Can happify health really improve your mental states? What is ChatGPT’s impact on knowledge management?

Let’s decode values, assumptions and stereotypes that are backed into AI artefacts by (re)coding them together and let us examine their impact on us, others and the world we live in via qualitative self-experiments.

The 6 ECTS course “Ethics of AI” takes an innovative and experimental approach to ethics with an interdisciplinary focus enabled by collaboration between Computer Science, Engineering Science and Philosophy of Technology departments. It involves engaging with the theoretical and practical approaches that address the intersection of ethics and technology, in this case AI.

Format:

Online and On-Site

Dates:

Virtual Onboarding: April 17, 2024
Seminar & Workshops: April 29 – May 3, 2024

SYNERGIC URBAN SYSTEMS 2024: ENHANCE Summer School in Milano

The Summer School SYNERGIC URBAN SYSTEMS is a hybrid summer school (blended intensive program; 4 ECTS). It is organized within the ENHANCE alliance by the following universities: RWTH Aachen, TU Berlin, Politecnico di Milano, NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim), Polytechnic University of Valencia, Warsaw University of Technology, ETH Zurich.


It aims to provide participants with skills necessary to design innovative interdisciplinary approaches to urban systems integration across key sectors, including climate change, health and well-being, social and economic life, urban natural environment, accessibility and connectivity, equality and inclusiveness.

Format:

Online and On-Site

Dates:

May 6 – July 27 2024

Online phase: May 6 – June 28

On-site phase: July 22 – July 31

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WUT International Summer Schools. Five options

Students may take part in lectures and workshops focused on transferring practical knowledge, which will be conducted by renowned professors and researchers from WUT. Five programs available: Modelling and improvement of processes in supply chains, process modelling, modern electrical engineering, photovoltaics and photonics.

Dates: June and July 2023, depends on the program.

Format: Online and onsite

Summer School on Ethics and Epistemology of AI

Technische Universität Berlin invite ENHANCE Alliance Students to an international Summer Course on “Ethics and Epistemology of AI”, which is offered in the framework of an Erasmus+ Blended Intensive Programme.

In the first week of May, we will all gather in Berlin to decode together values, assumptions and stereotypes that are backed into AI artefacts by (re)coding them and by examining their impact on us, others, and the world we live in via a qualitative self-experiment.

Dates: Info session: 15/03/2023

Registration deadline: 19/03/2023

Online onboarding: 29/03/2023 or 19/04/2023 (choose one)

Onsite phase: 01/05/2023 – 05/05/2023

Project presentation: 05/07/2023

Format: Online and onsite

Summer School on Critical Sustainability

The 6 ECTS course “Critical Sustainability” provides a digital space to learn, reflect, discuss and take action together. The participants will jointly analyse existing power relations as well as society-nature relations and democratise them. They will broaden their understanding of sustainability through various interactive, artistic and group-dynamic formats.

The course is the compulsory core module of the ENHANCE Certificate on Sustainability issued by TU Berlin.

Dates: From 18/04/2023 to 11/05/2023 – 8 online meetings via Zoom (Tuesdays + Thursdays, 2-4pm CET)
From 17/07/2023 to 21/07/2023 – 5 days onsite summer shool at TU Berlin (Berlin, Germany)

II Summer School on Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The II ENHANCE Summer School on Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation is a blended digital and in-person-week intensive training. Students are introduced to key themes connected to Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, with perspectives from multiple stakeholders.

Dates: From 21/08/2023 to 25/08/2023

Format: Online and onsite

Summer School on Synergic Urban Infrastructures

Summer School on Synergic Urban Infrastructures - ENHANCE

The Summer School VLC_SYNERGIC URBAN INFRASTRUCTURES aims to provide participants with the necessary skills to design and use interdisciplinary methodologies to maximise synergies between urban infrastructures (green, blue, energy, social, mobility, housing, etc.).

The course will be based on co-creation processes in which students, tutors, decision-makers, and representatives of civil society and the economic sector will collectively develop diagnoses, visions, and proposals for a set of strategic spatial and functional units in the city of Valencia.

Dates: 14/08/2023-01/09/2023 online

From 04/09/2023 to 09/09/2023 onsite in Valencia (Spain)

Format: Online and onsite

Winter School on Data Literacy

The ENHANCE Winter School on Data Literacy provides an opportunity to acquire and use the basic skills needed to transform data into knowledge.

The winter school has been designed so that theoretical and practical activities are carried out. Participants will be divided into groups that will develop activities both face-to-face and online format.

Dates: From 06/02/2023 to 10/02/2023 onsite in Warsaw (Poland)
From 13/02/2023 to 12/03/2023 online

Format: Online and onsite

 

Winter School on Gender and diversity in science, Technology and society

The course is aimed at students of natural, planning and technical sciences, mathematics and computer science as well as students who want to acquire competences in Science and Technology Studies (STS) with a focus on gender and diversity. Students will acquire the competence to understand and critically and reflexively evaluate the structuring of social inequality and intersectional positioning through science and technology.

Dates: From 13/02/2023 to 17/02/2023 Online onboarding
From 6/03/2023 to 10/03/2023 Onsite. TUB Berlin

From 23/03/2023 to 24/03/2023 Online presentations

30 April. Due date term paper

Format: Online and onsite

PAST OFFERS

Summer School on Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Summer School on Climate action

The ENHANCE Summer School on Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation is a combined digital and in-person-week intensive training. Students were introduced to key themes connected to Sustainaility, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, with perspectives from multiple stakeholders.

Dates: From 22/08/22 to 26/08/22

Format: Online and onsite

 

The ENHANCE Summer School on Climate Action brought together students in interdisciplinary teams, to tackle the Climate Crisis from a “Green Campus”-perspective. The programme included ideation sessions, problem-solving workshops, lectures, and project activities such as a trip to an Eco-resort.

Dates: From 15/09/21 to 28/09/21

Format: Online and onsite