Summer School in Sustainability

Sustainability - Driving change in products, processes and business models

 

June 27 - July 15, 2022

Summer School in Sustainability

Sustainability - Driving change in products, processes and business models

 

June 27 - July 15, 2022

Applications to our Summer School in Sustainability 2022 are now open!

Introduction

Sustainability has become a central topic in virtually all industries today. Environmental issues such as global warming, increasing waste and pollution, depletion of natural resources, and societal issues such as health, safety, equity and fairness, challenge existing product concepts, processes and business models. Many firms struggle to understand the implications for their existing business and find it difficult to realign their business while remaining profitable and competitive. A thorough understanding of the sustainability discourse along the tripe-bottom line (financial, social, environmental) is therefore a general prerequisite for managing the modern issues that affect companies and for addressing stakeholder demands for better sustainability measurement and reporting.

For students, it is therefore essential to enter the business world well prepared through an understanding of the impact of business on the environment and society. New paradigms, theoretical concepts, skills and tools are required. Students having this knowledge at their fingertips are much sought after by firms and can become powerful drivers of sustainable change.

KLU is uniquely positioned in the university landscape as it brings together deep expertise in theoretical and practical aspects of sustainability from multiple disciplines, ranging from innovation and marketing to supply chain management, leadership, business economics, and logistics. Our main objective for the KLU Summer School is to equip students with valuable knowledge and tools from these different disciplinary angles, while always staying focused on sustainability as the overarching business theme.

Our lecturers

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Prof. Dr. Alexa Burmester

Assistant Professor of Applied Quantitative Methods

Kühne Logistics University - KLU

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Prof. Dr. Johannes Meuer

Associate Professor for Sustainability Strategy and Operations, Co-Director Center for Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chains

Kühne Logistics University - KLU

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Prof. Dr. Moritz Petersen

Assistant Professor of Sustainable Supply Chain Practice & Academic Director Center for Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chains

Kühne Logistics University - KLU

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Prof. Marcos Ritel, PhD

Assistant Professor for International Trade

Kühne Logistics University - KLU

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Prof. Dr. Sandra Transchel

Professor for Supply Chain and Operations Management

Kühne Logistics University - KLU

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Dr. Sandra Luttermann

Senior Scientist

Kühne Logistics University - KLU

Overview

Date: June 27 - July 15, 2022

Target Group: 2nd and 3rd year Bachelor students pursuing a degree in the fields of Business Administration, Economics, Business Informatics, or Business Engineering

Method: Interactive lectures, case studies, group work, and excursions

Language: English

Academic Director: Dr. Alexa Burmester

Location: KLU Campus, Großer Grasbrook 17, 20457 Hamburg

Certificate: KLU Program Certificate

Credit Points: 6 ECTS

Tuition Fee: (includes teaching material, beverages, lunch and supporting program): 

  • For students from partner universities - 1350 Euros 
  • For international free mover students – 1670 Euros

Discounts:

  • Early Bird (15%), until Mar 15, 2022
  • Spring Discount (10%), until April 31, 2022

Application Deadline: May 31, 2022

 

What’s included?

  • 20 exciting lectures including lively discussions taught by experts
  • Interactive project work in small groups including a final presentation
  • A business game in context of sustainability
  • An international environment – form a global network
  • Three excursion days – Hamburg, Berlin and Bremerhaven
  • Two company visits – learn from real applications
  • German language course  
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinner
  • Transportation tickets 
  • Lunch on weekdays 
  • Graduation and certificate 

What you will learn

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Assess a company’s engagement in sustainability 
  • Recognize trade-offs between different sustainability efforts of a company 
  • Explain the complexity of corporate sustainability actions of companies 
  • Evaluate the limits for and the potential of companies towards sustainability 
  • Develop an informed personal perspective to evaluate corporate sustainability efforts 
  • Identify corporate sustainability practices and opportunities in a business environment 
  • Apply key sustainability concepts in a given situation 

Application

Required Documents:

Electronic copy of:

  • current CV
  • transcript of records
  • copy of recognized English language qualification certificate (for instance, IELTS with 6.0 or above, or TOEFL with 60 or above). In exceptions, we will also accept a reference letter from your home institution vouching that language of instructions during your studies is English

Procedure:

  • Register online (Field below: Register Now!)– you will receive a confirmation email
  • Submit all required documents via e-mail to: studytrips@the-klu.org
  • Once we have received all necessary supporting documents, we will send you a registration confirmation along with an invoice.

Please note that applications will only be completed and confirmed once we have received all documents and full payment.

Deadline: May 31, 2022