Laurent Kleering van Beerenbergh

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How did you first hear about the summer university? From the international office at Hogeschool van Amsterdam.

Project during the summer university: Fight or flight. The group compared the Netherlands and Ireland in terms of impact of climate change (eg. flooding) and how it is managed by the two countries. In what situations do we fight, and how? And in what situation is “flight” the better alternative?

How would you describe the summer university? An opportunity to learn many new things. You both work alongside and learn from other people, and you can learn about fields that you haven’t worked in before. For example, I had not worked with questions related to climate change before, and now I have learned a lot about it during this project.

What was it like working with the project? It was very interesting and a great learning experience. We were 3 countries represented in our group, Ireland, Netherlands, and Switzerland. Sometimes the language was difficult because English is the second language for most of us, but in general everything worked out great.

What did you like the best about the summer university? Working with an international group of students and learning about a new field.