International Summer school on Global Challenges

From 30 June to 13 July 2019
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Location: UniTrento Department of Sociology and Social Research, via Verdi 26 - Trento.

The EU is a perfect laboratory to understand the causes and consequences of many of the global challenges in the contemporary world.

This is why the University of Trento is proud to host an International Summer School on Global Challenges, right in the heart of Europe. 

The academic part of the Summer School will tackle issues such as: migration, terrorism, international trade, populism, Brexit, the changing balance of power and climate change.

Debate will be encouraged by addressing specific case studies on the issues presented in class.

Participants will be introduced to the business excellences of Trentino. Meetings with the CEOs of locally-based companies that have expanded globally on the market are planned and open discussions will be encouraged about how to adapt local realities to global challenges.

The leisure part of the Summer School will bring participants to explore the wonderful landscapes of Trentino-Alto Adige: a daily excursion to its spectacular Dolomites, is part of the program.

Participants’ background

Admissions reserved to up to 25 senior Undergraduate and Graduate international students with the following background: European Studies, Political Science, Sociology, International Relations, International Business, Law, Economics, Contemporary History and open to other disciplines. 
A good level of English is needed (B2).
Students coming from partner universities are selected and nominated by partner universities.
External students are selected by UniTrento. 
All students are asked to upload a CV and a motivation letter when applying - online application form 


Nominations by partner Universities: by 15 March 2019.
Students from partner universities and external students are asked to finalize the on line application by 31 March 2019 and to upload a CV and a motivation letter.
The School will be activated with a minimum number of 10 participants.
UniTrento students are welcomed to apply starting from May 2019 in case of vacancies.

For more information visit the dedicated page

Academic Coordinator

  • Prof. Vincent Della Sala