Summer School 2023

9th to 15th of July 2023

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Summer School Disaster Risk Reduction 

Are you studying Earth-, Engineering- or Social Science and are you keen on learning more about Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)? Are you interested in working in the field of disaster risk management and/or prevention?

Disasters are complex phenomena which increasingly tackle our daily lives now and in the future. Thus, it becomes more and more important to have well-informed and trained people to mitigate the social, infrastructural, and economic challenges due to disaster risk.

Disaster Risk Reduction touches upon every professional field in its own way. It does not matter if you are an ecologist, an engineer, a teacher or a sociologist – you can contribute to a more resilient society by integrating your skills into the overall theme of Disaster Risk Reduction.

During a one-week course organized by the German Committee for Disaster Reduction (DKKV) and the Environmental Campus of UAS Trier you will learn the basics of risk management and risk prevention as well as explore the topic in real life on different field trips, as to the Ahr Valley or to the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) in Bonn. The Summer School does not only focus on theory but also on practical input in order to apply Disaster Risk Reduction.

How to apply?

Applications should be submitted by April 1st 2023 to

Futher information can be found on the website of the Umweltcampus Birkenfeld.