Sustainability Summer Schools 2023

What?Summerschool Klimaat groepsfoto.

Summer Schools organised for and by students. The aim is: to offer interdisciplinary, student-led, critical and engaged education on social-ecological issues.

Summer School Climate Justice & Degrowth

This year, the Summer School Climate Justice & Degrowth, co-organised with Degrowth Belgium, will be held in English.

For whom?

Motivated students from all fields of study from the Association Universiteit Gent (AUGent). A total of 50 students will be selected based on a motivation letter. Are you not a student but still interested? Feel free to submit your motivation letter, exceptions are possible. For this summer school it is a requirement to know basic English since all lectures, workshops, etc. will take place in that language.

Why would you sign up?Summerschool Klimaat speeddate literatuur.

The summer school Climate Justice & Degrowth offers an excellent opportunity to improve your knowledge of today's challenges and broaden your view.

By actively working on problems with fellow students with diverse disciplinary backgrounds during the workshops, you experience the challenge of uniting different visions in the search for solutions for an equitable society within planetary boundaries. In addition, you will build a network of contacts with committed fellow students with diverse backgrounds, and get the chance to network with experts in the fields.


The summer school takes place from 18 to 22 September, from 9 am – 6 pm. On Wednesday evening there is a publicly accessible evening activity with a keynote speaker at 8 pm.


The summer school is free of charge for participants. All activities and meals (vegan) are covered by UGent.

Week scheduleSummerschool Klimaat workshop: Campus Sterre klimaatneutraal.

The five-day long intensive programme consists of workshops, lectures, a field trip and speed dates with various experts. The final schedule for the upcoming edition is still in the making, but feel free to already take a look at the one of last year's edition for inspiration. Here you can find last year's week overview.


If you are a person with limited mobility or if you have other special needs to attend this activity, please do not hesitate to contact us so we can look together at how we can meet your needs. All locations are wheelchair accessible.


Are you also motivated to participate in this informative and fun summer school? Then apply as soon as possible!

To apply, fill in the motivation sheet and send it to for the attention of Karel Proot by the 9th of July. The subject of the mail should be: "Motivation  Summer School Climate Justice & Degrowth".



Karel Proot


Andy Deprez

Evi Van Paemel

Henrique Gonçalves 

Irma Emmery

Jutte Dessein

Lena Bulckaert

Lies Hens

Lucas Remue

Robbe Lamers