The GLOCAL Summer School

A week-long Summer School takes place at the end of students’ 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 2018 Summer School took place in Göttingen and 2019 in Rotterdam. The 2022  Summer School is scheduled to take place in Prague. The 2020 Summer School in Gdansk was cancelled due to COVID-19.

The topic is decided on an annual basis and relates to trends and issues of the moment.

Important information:

It is expected that all enrolled students finishing their first year of the programme attend the Summer School.

The cost of the Summer School is embedded in the total programme fees whether students decide to attend the summer school or not. However, travel costs and living costs incurred during the Summer School are not included in these fees and must be covered by the student. A small travel subsidy, as well as 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

Images from the 2019 Summer School in Rotterdam:

Images from the 2018 Summer School in Göttingen:

The 2020 Summer School in Gdansk, Poland, was cancelled due to COVID-19. The provisional programme is available here.

The 2019 GLOCAL Summer School in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, took place from August 25th to 29th, at Erasmus University Rotterdam. The topic was “Tastes of the Global City”. The full programme is available here: Summer School 2019 Programme.

Incoming students wrote about their experiences on the GLOCAL Experience Blog, which is available here: Catching up with GLOCAL III (Summer School 2019).

The 2018 GLOCAL Summer School in Göttingen, Germany, took place from 27th August to the 1st September at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. The topic was “The Mittelstand goes Global: Local Roots and Internationalization Pathways of SMEs”. The full programme is available here: Summer School 2018 Programme.

An incoming student wrote about their experience at the Summer School on the GLOCAL Experience Blog, which is available here: GLOCAL Summer School, perspectives from the new cohort.