Summer Schools

Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH) organises summer schools on sustainability related topics. During the summer schools, students can learn about the different issues of sustainability, such as water, biodiversity and mobility on campus, and discuss and develop possible solutions. Examples of the energy- and environmental management of the LUH are being discussed. In the future, the offer is to be further expanded and individual events will become permanent.

International Summer School: Education for sustainable development (ESD / BNE)

Insights into holistic school development for a transformative learning culture. International Summer School from 19-23 AUGUST 2024.

The summer school enables a practical immersion in ESD as a holistic approach in and beyond schools. The ESD landscape around the state capital Hanover will be explored: Encounters with innovative schools, familiarisation with different learning locations and formats, meetings with political stakeholders and civil society activists. Accompanying scientific lectures and workshops will familiarise students with various facets of ESD in socio-economically and culturally diverse contexts thanks to international participation. Our school systems will be critically discussed in dialogue with fellow students and academics from different countries. In addition, the question of what it means to be a teacher in a changing school environment in times of multiple crises - and what this requires of teacher training - will be explored.



SOLAR Summer School

In order to increase the share of renewable electricity in Germany by 2035, a massive expansion of renewable energies is necessary - in urban areas primarily through the expansion of rooftop solar systems. In order to meet the high demand for such systems, professional energy consultants need practical support. This is where the SOLAR Summer/Winter School comes in: It offers students of natural sciences and engineering at Leibniz University and Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts the opportunity to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge in order to be able to provide entry-level advice on the use of solar power systems and thus relieve the burden on energy consultants*. In addition, the students gain valuable experience and contacts for their career entry.

The next round will start on February, 19th, 2024.

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„Denk nach!haltig“

The LUH summer school on sustainability "Denk nach!haltig", which took place from the 20th - 24th of September 2021, was organised by the Centre for Quality Enhancement in Teaching and Learning (ZQS) in cooperation with the Green Office. Students were given an opportunity to spend a week developing their own project ideas for the design of a sustainable campus, especially on the topics of sustainable mobility, waste management and communication of sustainable solutions. One of the tools used was the sustainability (planning) game "Pitch Your Green Idea!". There were also experts at hand to share their expertise and provide further input on the topic of sustainability.

Project proposals developed during the "Denk nach!haltig" summer school will be implemented starting in the winter semester with the assistance of the Green Office. It is planned that the event is held on an annual basis so that more ideas and suggestions from the students can be integrated the work of the Green Office.

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The digital Summer School of the ESD Commission of the German Society for Educational Science took place at LUH as the hosting institution within the framework of the nationwide ESD Weeks from 03-07.05.2021. During various keynote lectures, research workshops, workshops as well as panel discussions on topics such as sustainable consumption, sustainable nutrition and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD; BNE), PhD students from Germany, Austria and Switzerland were able to exchange ideas on transformative education for sustainable development.