PhD Summer School in Valencia

On the way to a low-carbon city – The case of Valencia

Location: Valencia, Spain
Date: 20 September – 2 October 2015

Take part in this year’s two-week Climate-KIC PhD Summer School from 20 September until 2 October 2015 in Valencia, Spain

This two-week intensive programme focuses on how to address barriers to implement innovative solutions in the multi-stakeholder environment of the City of Valencia, analysing the status quo and challenges of measurement and assessment of Green House Gas emissions; explore niche solutions/experiments on the micro level (buildings) and integrated systemic approaches.

icons-09Sustainable solutions to reduce the impact of carbon footprint

This Summer School offers a learning-by-doing approach to innovations related to building technologies, sustainable city systems, sustainable mobility, energy efficiency and GHG emissions measurement and assessment applied to the City of Valencia as a port and tourist Mediterranean city.

icons-06Real-life challenges

Students will work on real city challenges that are proposed by hosting entities, particularly from the City Council aiming at developing the Valencia 2020 Strategy for smart and sustainable growth.

You will work in groups in a real-life setting, consult with innovation stakeholders, discuss with decision makers and be accompanied by coaches that provide guidance and ensure learning outcomes of the School.


Valencia, Spain
Valencia, Spain


Our Summer School in Valencia is an opportunity for you to:

  • Get away from the regular work environment
  • Meet people from other cultures and disciplines
  • Enlarge your knowledge in building technologies, sustainable city systems and GHG emissions measurement
  • Engage in international networking opportunities
  • Enjoy the summer in Valencia


Participants will see in place the low carbon initiatives and projects to mitigate climate change affecting the city and practical application of concepts will be showcased in:

  • Excursions and site visits such as green infrastructures and corridors of Valencia City
  • Historical city centre district
  • Port of Valencia


The Summer School is organised by the Climate-KIC & The University of Valencia, in cooperation with Valencian Institute of Buildings (IVE), Inndea (Valencia City Council) and Valencia Port Foundation. 

icons-10Application & Information Pack

This two-week Summer School takes place from 20 September until 2 October 2015 in Valencia, Spain.

Details: Download the Information page (pdf) for a full overview of the programme.
Deadline: Application deadline is 15 July 2015

Apply today