Meeting the grand challenges of our time
Winter School 2021
The course kicks off with an intensive five day winter school together with students from the seven Arqus universities. In the Arqus Winter School, students will get an overview of the climate risks facing European cities and how these risks might be governed. Students will also develop practical skills, through intensive workshops, for mapping their cities climate risks; through interpretation of climate data, interdisciplinary collaboration and futures thinking.
A challenge-based learning programme
After the winter school, students will – in groups - run their own interdisciplinary challenge-based research projects in collaboration with local institutions. To support their work, the course combines international online learning modules, where students will learn from leading experts and collaborate with students across Europe, with local sessions supervised by researchers in each of the Arqus universities. The end result will be a research report.
A student-led forum
The course builds on their active participation. By participating in discussions, workshops and joint reflection, students will contribute to the learning of other students. As leaders of their own research projects, students will make key decisions regarding the directions of their research topics. At the end of the challenge-based learning programme, an academic conference, organized and led by students, will take place, as an opportunity to discuss and disseminate results from the programme.