Our programme offers a dynamic blend of knowledge sharing, hands-on experience, and cross-cultural immersion. Speakers from diverse fields in industry and academia will share their insights, shedding light on the diverse sustainability issues of our time. But it doesn't stop there. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with peers from other higher education institutions in different European countries, engaging in real-world projects that tackle sustainability challenges head-on. In addition to academic pursuits, we understand the importance of building international connections. Engage in unforgettable social activities that will allow you to connect with fellow students, broaden your horizons and enrich your European network.
Join us and be part of the change. Sustainability is not just a topic; it's a way of life, and your participation in this programme is a significant step towards a brighter, more sustainable future. Don't miss this opportunity to make a difference.
Before you set foot in Belgium, the adventure begins with our engaging online "Take off" phase. You will receive a virtual assignment to kickstart your exploration and dive into the world of sustainability.
You will explore your personal growth in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and calculate and reflect upon the ecological footprint of both yourself and your home country. You will use this information to introduce yourself to your project team and initiate discussions about the assignment.
Once you arrive in Belgium for our International Week on our campus in Diepenbeek, you will engage in a dynamic programme, featuring:
- Inspirational lectures that shed light on the week's theme.
- Collaborative project work with your international multidisciplinary team, focusing on selected case studies.
- A grand finale with team presentations of your project work.
But the journey doesn't end there! After your stay in Belgium, we guide you through the reflective "Off-boarding" phase, in which you self-reflect on the invaluable insights you gained from your experience. You will engage in a team discussion, building upon the foundation laid during the "Take off" assignment. Finally you polish and upload your team's presentation, encapsulating your sustainability journey and lessons learned.
During the week we organize several relaxing and social activities to help you connect with your fellow students: campus tour, city game, cultural visit, Belgian evening with typical dishes…
11-15 March 2024 (timing CET)
January 5th 2024
Students with Erasmus BIP grant and UCLL students: free
Students without Erasmus grant: 100 EUR registration fee (accommodation not included)
UCLL Campus Diepenbeek
Agoralaan, building B
Students (2nd and 3rd-year Bachelor students, 1st-year Master students), lecturers and researchers from all disciplines.
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
FH Johanneum, Austria
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano