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Going Green: "Energy Efficiency in Buildings" Summer Schools at Universities in Vienna, Austria

bridges vol. 28, December 2010 / Noteworthy Information

Vienna was again ranked first in the Mercer 2010 Quality of Living survey. In the Heart of Europe and by the river Danube, Vienna is a cosmopolitan, clean, green, and safe city that also provides a perfect environment for studying and expanding your knowledge about environmental issues. Austrian universities are offering several competitive summer school programs in Vienna and applications are now being accepted. So why not spend your summer improving your academic qualifications in one of Europe's most vibrant cities? Discover Vienna, experience Austrian culture, meet new friends, and enhance your network for your future career at either Vienna International Summer University or Green. Building. Solutions. Summer University Vienna - or at both!

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{access view=guest}Access to the full article is free, but requires you to register. Registration is simple and quick – all we need is your name and a valid e-mail address. We appreciate your interest in bridges.{/access} {access view=!guest} (c) TU WienVienna International Summer University
July 4 - 22, 2011

The Technical University of Vienna, the largest scientific-technical research and educational institution in Austria and one of the most successful technical universities in Europe, offers a high quality academic program focusing on innovative technology. This summer school is designed for international students with backgrounds in engineering, art and design, business, or architecture at the bachelor's, master's, or Ph.D. level. The teaching language is English, but German courses are offered to all interested participants. Participants may choose one of the following Summer School Sessions as their focus:

-    Austrian School of Architecture
     Socially & Ecologically Beneficial, Combining Old & New
-    Vienna Green Summer Academy
     Planning the Future: Smart & Sustainable Buildings
-    Creative Engineering
     From a Creative Idea to Its Successful Marketing
-    Culture and Technology in Vienna
     Culture, Technology, & Language

The cost for this three-week interdisciplinary academic event is
EUR 1800.
This includes the registration fee, social program, tuition fee, participation fee, and "Vienna Life Package" (housing, public transport, health insurance, simcard, Internet access, and administrative support during the visa process).

Application deadline is May 31, 2011.

More information about the course structure, the syllabus, and the application process are available at:
-    www.tuwien.ac.at/summeruniversity
-    summeruniversity[at]tuwien.ac.at

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July 24 - August 14, 2011

Six Austrian universities have pooled their interdisciplinary expertise about green building and set up a three-week academic program interwoven with practical knowledge and cultural exchange. Courses will be taught in English and focus on topics such as sustainable urban development and energy-efficient building solutions.

The costs for this program are
EUR 1900 to 2300. (students enrolled in partner universities/professionals);
funding opportunities are offered.

Application deadline is April 25, 2011.

For more information on the program and the application process, please visit:
-    www.summer-university.com
or send an email to:
-    support[at]inex.org


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