The GLOCAL Summer School

A week-long Summer School takes place  at the end of your first year of GLOCAL. It is organised by a different partner university each year and includes visiting professors from associate partners from around the world.

The topic will be decided on an annual basis and will relate to trends and issues of the moment.

Important information:

It is expected that all enrolled students attend the annual Summer School. Next year’s incoming students are also welcome to attend if possible.

The cost of the Summer School fees is embedded in the total programme fees whether students decide to attend the summer school or not. However, the travel costs and living costs incurred during the Summer School are not included in these fees and must be covered by the student. Some subsidised support and accommodation for students is available.

“The GLOCAL Summer School  was not only a moment to reunite with the people who have become my family for the past year, but also an opportunity to meet new people, hear different perspectives regarding family owned businesses around the world and  to connect those perspectives in order to form a more accurate and global opinion on family firms. Additionally it has been a glimpse of what GLOCAL life in Göttingen will be, an introduction to the city, the professors and the university.”

Diego Méndez Quiroz, GLOCAL 2017-19 cohort

2020 Summer School in Gdansk

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the 2020 Summer School scheduled for Gdansk had to be cancelled. The provisional programme for it is available here.

2019 Summer School in Rotterdam

The 2019 GLOCAL Summer School took place August 25th-29th, at Erasmus University Rotterdam and various venues around the city.

The theme of the 2019 Summer School was “Tastes of the Global City”. Find out more about the student’s experience of this event at The GLOCAL Experience Blog.

Take a look at the varied and exciting programme: Tastes of the Global City Summer School 2019 Programme.

2018 Summer School in Göttingen

In the summer of 2018, the Summer School was held at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, with the theme of “The Mittelstand goes Global: Local Roots and Internationalization Pathways of SMEs”.

The programme for it is available here and you can read a new student’s perspective of the Summer School on The GLOCAL Experience Blog.