2015 summer school

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The Journey in Numbers


Press release

Europe’s largest climate change education programme

In the summer of 2014, nearly 300 students from 40 countries, representing 71 disciplines, took part in Europe’s largest climate change education programme – Climate-KIC summer school The Journey.

Over 10 weeks, students took part in five-week long courses offering a unique combination of academic study and real-world business experience with the aim of creating the climate change leaders of tomorrow.

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Weekly overviews

Updated weekly from July – September:

Week 1 (7 July) | Week 2 (14 July) | Week 3 (21 July) | Week 4 (28 July) | Week 5 (4 August) | Week 6 (11 August) | Week 7 (18 August) | Week 8 (25 August) | Week 9 (1 September)


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Student Blog

  • Yes, you can change the world, but you cannot do it alone.
    Climate-KIC summer school student Tessa Leferink reflects on her learnings from The Journey 2016.   A couple of weeks ago my Journey at Climate-KIC came to an end. I learned that five intense weeks can be summarized in one lesson alone: Yes, you can change the world but you cannot do it alone. Starting with More
  • Why do I do what I do and how to do it better: changing habits
    Climate-KIC summer school student Tessa Leferink blogs about her lessons on the second part of The Journey in Trondheim, Norway.
  • The six success factors
    Climate-KIC summer school student Maxe van Heeswijk blogs about the learnings of her group on The Journey through Europe. This week reflecting on their first two weeks in The Netherlands.
  • Climate-KIC students on Sustainability
    Climate-KIC Journey student, Jo Hintz, interviews her fellow summer school students about sustainability!
  • How to lead a good life (and create a sustainable start-up along the way)?
    Climate-KIC summer school student Tessa Leferink blogs about her first week lessons on The Journey in the Netherlands.
  • Roof garden – A space to grow
    Jo Hintz, a participant on this year’s Journey summer school blogs about her visit to the Austenborg Botanical Roof Garden in the city of Malmö. 
  • ‘The Journey’ to sustainability and innovation begins at Lund University
    Lund University, being one of the three-partner host universities for the Climate-KIC summer school, welcomed 39 students from different countries in Europe on Sunday, 3rd July to start their first leg of ‘The Journey’. They are spending the next weeks in a multicultural and an interdisciplinary environment, to learn about different schools of knowledge surrounding More
  • Reflecting on my journey
    Laura Vicini a Climate-KIC journey participant blogs about her experience in the final week of the summer school.
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    More than a dozen of Climate-KIC’s social entrepreneurs have been featured in the Forbes 30-under-30 Europe list. American business magazine Forbes has revealed its annual 30 Under 30 Europe list that celebrates 300 of Europe’s boldest young entrepreneurs from ten categories that encompass the arts, finance, technology and social entrepreneurship. Meet the 13 entrepreneurs from More
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    Following the Zurich Climathon, six of the winning teams had the opportunity to present their solutions to city officials and discuss the potential of future collaboration. On 29 November 2016, more than 50 people, including the six winning Climathon teams, attended the event which aims to make Zurich an eco-friendlier, healthier city. The Climathon teams were given More
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