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Travel across Europe to study and meet new people with free summer school opportunities

Circl U. summer schools

Want to travel, study in an interdisciplinary setting and meet like-minded people from across Europe? Look no further than the Circle U. summer schools 2022.

Circle U. is led by the University of Oslo in Norway and includes eight other European universities, including King's, who share a commitment to developing knowledge in service to society. The alliance represents 474,796 students and 64,314 academic and administrative staff. 

Find out more about Circle U. on their website and how to apply the summer schools at their webinar on Wednesday 30 March.

This year, Circle U. have organised three summer schools for PhD, master's and undergraduate students from Circle U. universities studying across all disciplines. What's more is that participation is free of charge and comes with a travel scholarship.

Applications are open from Monday 21 March – Friday 29 April 2022.

Please note that these courses are non-credit bearing for King’s students.

Paris Summer School on global health, Monday 4 – Friday 8 July 2022

Circle U. is inviting PhD students and early-career researchers to apply to the first edition of its summer school on Rethinking Global Health, hosted by Université Paris Cité.

No matter your discipline – if you are interested in the health field, this summer school will provide you with insights into a wide range of topics such as health inequalities, the distribution of healthcare resources, migration, the role of women’s health and the future of globalised medicine.

A combination of lectures, active learning and group work, all with a dilemma-based approach, will further your grasp on global health challenges. Through experimental activities and participating in excursions in and around Paris, you will have the opportunity to connect with leading professors and clinicians and build networks with your European peers. 

Oslo Summer School on democracy, Monday – Friday 12 August

A unique opportunity for master's students to participate in Circle U.’s first summer course at University of Oslo with students from nine universities across Europe.

Evidence and Democracy in Times of Crisis aims to develop your understanding about how decision processes are created in acute crisis. This course is highly interdisciplinary, which means you can also study political science, philosophy, literature, law, geology, medicine and more.

On-site classes will take place at University of Oslo from Monday 8 – Friday 12 August and will then be followed by online activities. 

Berlin Summer School on climate, Monday 22 – Friday 26 August

Undergraduate and master’s students are invited to to apply for Circle U.'s summer school on Communicating Climate Science. Here, you’ll gain insights into topics such as the impact of climate change, climate science and science communication.

Through lectures, group work and writing workshops, you’ll reflect on communication challenges and learn how to target different audiences by using a variety of media. Moreover, by moderating panel discussions and participating in excursions in and around Berlin, you’ll get the chance to hone your communication skills, connect with established researchers and build networks with European peers.

This is a blended summer school with online sessions running from Monday 15 – Wednesday 17 August. On-site classes will take place from Monday 22 – Friday 26 August at Humboldt University of Berlin and will be followed by one final online session in September.