Summer university/Summer Academy, Sustainable future, 8 August- 19 August 2022

The Summer University/Summer Academy focus on Sustainable future is planned to be offered at IT Sligo, Ireland.

The concept of sustainability includes the three dimensions economy, environment and social aspects of human life. Given the ongoing global change, including climate change and increasing pressure on, and shortage of, natural resources, it is clear that we face challenges of how to build a long-term sustainable society. We will need to reconsider our energy use, resource efficiency, and reduce environmental pressure while maintaining good social interaction. This obviously includes economical challenges. Sustainability in general is a prerequisite for development but the costs and benefits are most often not shared by different actors.

The road to sustainability will influence all aspects of human enterprise, from natural resource use to individual life style. For a better understanding of this challenge a synthesis of different disciplines is required – some provide the motivation (e.g. ecology, environmental science, risk analyses) while others could be crucial to find solutions (technology, design, economics). This calls for multidisciplinary approaches – something that is rarely included in regular university studies focusing on a single discipline.

More about the different projects



I wanted to learn how I could apply design in the real world, knowing that Sweden is known for its use of sustainability.

Read the full interview with Nadia Tamerji

Summer University is a place to learn and grow. To meet new people and work together as a team.

Read the full interview with Sebastian Fernandez

During the summer university, you can learn a lot about sustainability in your field or a field that you haven't entered before but would like to explore.

Read the full interview with Yoran Vulker

I like that the project group consists of people from different countries that are studying various subjects. This way, we all have a different perspective on things and can contribute to our knowledge.

Read the full interview with Camilla Lindholm

Perfect time and place to work for sustainability, meet new people, and grow in yourself.

Read the full interview with Jasmin Budmiger