Summer School

Summer School 2024 on Governance of Natural Resources and Health

30 June – 10 July 2024 in Pakse, Laos

Flyer Summer School 2024

Southern Laos, photo by Oliver Brandenberg

The IGS North-South Summer School (approx. 10 days, worth 5 ECTS) is an intercultural learning event and exchange platform for an interdisciplinary group of PhD candidates and senior researchers/instructors from the global South and North. The course, held annually, involves conceptual, thematic, and methodological sessions, as well as field excursions and communication courses (scientific writing and communication with the public).

Every year, the Summer School takes place in a different part of the world, hosted by the relevant partner research institutions of the IGS North-South. The past courses have been held in Switzerland, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Bolivia and Nepal.

Course costs must partly be covered by the PhD project budget. Talk to your supervisor and project leader for advice in this respect.

Sign up for the IGS North-South Summer School:

1. The Summer School is announced at the beginning of the Spring semester

2. Wait until registration is officially open

3. Fill in the online registration form and upload the following files:

    • Letter of motivation (Max 1 page)
    • Your CV

Requirements: IGS North-South membership is required for PhD candidates from Basel, Bern, Lausanne and Zurich. PhD candidates from the global South can join the IGS North-South during the Summer School.

Limited funds for students in the global South are available.

Impressions from previous Summer Schools

Photo credits: Lilian Trechsel, Karl Herweg, Gabriela Ruesgas, Horacio Augstburger, Matheus Alves Zanella, Bishal Bhandari, Yan Wang, Sarah-Lan Mathez-Stiefel, Boniface Kiteme, Julie Zähringer