Summer Schools

TD Summer School 2019, Kazbegi, Georgia

The Transdisciplinary Summer School was organized by the CaucaSusT partners in cooperation with Leuphana University Lüneburg on 1-6 July, 2019 in Kazbegi, Georgia.  Students, early career researchers and practitioners from 17 countries, including the the wider Caucasus region (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, the North Caucasus region of Russia and Turkey) took part in the international Summer School.

the school was combined with a course of the T2S Doktoral School at BOKU.

A brochure with more information can be downloaded here and here is a link to the School from the Mountain Research Initiative


Summer School 2016, Abastumani, Georgia

The CaucaSusT partners participated in the Summer School for young researchers “Research for Development”, organized by the Institute of Geography of Russian Academy of Sciences and other partners of the SCOPES Project “Supporting sustainable mountain development in the Caucasus”. The Summer school took place on September 5-16 in the Abastumani Research Center in Georgia, and young researchers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Russia and Turkey participated.

The CaucaSusT partners made several presentations at the Summer School: on transdisciplinarity, sustainable tourism, as well as tourism status and development in Armenia and Georgia. In addition, World Café (a structured discussion process) has been organized with the young researchers, in order promote discourse and receive inputs from the diverse group coming from throughout the Caucasus region. Issues discussed included the needed skills for students and teachers, envisioned benefits for the students from the CaucaSusT developments, recommendations for implementing the Case Study Courses and challenges for integrating transdisciplinary approaches into Caucasus universities.

More information about the summer school can be found on the website of the  SNC – mt (see the link above).