851-0655-00L  ETH Global Development Summer School

SemesterSpring Semester 2023
LecturersA. Rom, K. W. Axhausen, P. Krütli, M. Makridis, M. Mertens
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish

AbstractThe ETH Global Development Summer School provides young researchers with the opportunity to work on current and sustainability-related topics in interdisciplinary and intercultural teams. Focus is given not only to teaching theoretical knowledge but also to solving specific case studies.
ObjectiveWithin ETH Zurich's Critical Thinking Initiative (CTI), students further develop their critical thinking and communications skills including: the capability to analyse and reflect critically, to form an independent opinion and develop a point of view, as well as to communicate, argue and act in an effective and responsible manner.

Based on this concept, the ETH Global Development Summer School is providing its students with the following qualifications and learning outcomes:

- Interdisciplinary and multicultural competence: Students gain basic knowledge in scientific disciplines beyond their own and learn how to work effectively in interdisciplinary and multicultural teams.

- Methodological competence: Students gain basic knowledge of different scientific methods beyond their selected study discipline.

- Reflection competence: Students learn to critically reflect their own way of thinking, their own research approaches, and how academia influences and interacts with society at large.

- Implementation skills: Students will apply creative technologies in solution finding processes to gain knowledge and prototyping-skills to increase hands-on experience by applying knowledge in concrete cases.

This year's event on sustainable mobility is a collaboration between ETH for Development (ETH4D) and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana), and will take place in Kumasi, Ghana.

To find more information and to register, visit our website: Link
ContentThe Summer School 2023 is a collaboration between ETH for Development (ETH4D) and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana. It provides students and young researchers the opportunity to develop and test solutions for a real-world challenge related to mobility. Students will work in interdisciplinary teams. The summer school will be held in person in Kumasi, Ghana.
Literaturefurther information and registration:
Prerequisites / NoticeNo prerequisites.
The summer school is open to Bachelor, Master and Doctoral students from all disciplines.
Candidates must apply for the limited slots through a competitive application process that is open until 6 March 2023 at Link.
Applications will be evaluated on their academic strength, creativity, technical-related expertise, and their dedication to contribute to solving the world's most pressing challenges.
Participants will be informed of the selection by 10 March 2023.

Depending on the Covid-19 situation, the course might have to change format or be postponed.
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesfostered
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesfostered
Project Managementassessed
Social CompetenciesCommunicationassessed
Cooperation and Teamworkassessed
Customer Orientationfostered
Leadership and Responsibilityassessed
Self-presentation and Social Influence assessed
Sensitivity to Diversityassessed
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityassessed
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsassessed
Self-awareness and Self-reflection assessed
Self-direction and Self-management assessed