The seasonal school is open to PhD students and emerging researchers worldwide, welcoming participants from both EERA member and non-member countries. We encourage students from low GDP countries to apply. To be eligible, the field of work must be related to educational research, and the entire summer school will be conducted in English. No previous knowledge on sustainable education is necessary.

Sustainability is a very broad and inclusive concept, and you may have already been considering how it is relevant to your work. The goal of the school is to help you to make connections more clearly. If you would describe yourself as curious about how to make those connections then this is the school for you!

We will select 16 emerging researchers with diverse backgrounds and research fields.

There are no fees for participation in the seasonal school as the costs are covered by KHYS and EERA.

We do have a limited amount of available financial support for accommodation and travel costs per student based on need. If you do not have institutional support for attending the school, the letter of support from your supervisor should declare this and then you will be expected to apply for a refund with receipts and evidence of costs. We cannot guarantee a full refund.

The eligibility and amount determined is based on the GDP status of the country you are coming from (country of residence).

As grounds for determining the GDP status of a country, EERA used the World bank data, GDP per capita. The threshold for low-GDP country status is an annual per capita GDP which is lower than 71% of the GDP of the total EU. You can find the list of low GDP countries on EERA website.

Please contact us if you’re interested in finding out more about the financial support options: eser does-not-exist.kit isd edu

We expect you to prepare a poster to present your current research project as well as commit to the assignments via the link sent to you by us. If you have any questions concerning the preparation, please contact Elsa.

Dress in what you feel comfortable in. As we also have an outdoor programme, please pay attention to the weather forecast. And please keep in mind, that it can get very chilly in the early morning and evening at this time of year (especially if you are coming from a warm country). We recommend wearing several layers of clothing so that you are dressed appropriately for both pleasantly warm days and cooler mornings and evenings. We would also recommend bringing a rain jacket and/or umbrella as it can rain quite frequently at this time of year.

The nearest Airports are Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Karlsruhe/ Baden-Baden Airport (FKB) and Stuttgart Airport (STR).

For those arriving by train, the destination is Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof (main station).

We can recommend the following hotels, which are within 15 minutes walking distance. The list is sorted by price, starting with the cheapest room offers:

  • DJH Jugendherberge Karlsruhe (Moltkestraße 24, 76133 Karlsruhe)
  • HARBOUR Apartments (Passagehof 22, 76133 Karlsruhe)
  • Pension Stadtmitte (Zähringerstrasse 72, 76133 Karlsruhe)
  • Trip Inn Hotel Blankenburg (Kriegsstraße 90, 76133 Karlsruhe)
  • Hotel am Markt (Kaiserstraße 76, 76133 Karlsruhe)
  • ACHAT Hotel Karlsruhe City (Mendelssohnpl., 76131 Karlsruhe)

These are only suggestions from our side, we do not cooperate with the accommodations, nor can we offer you any benefits. You are therefore free to choose other hotels or hostels. 

Meals will be provided. You will be asked to pay for your beverages at the informal meetings in the evening.

Reisebank AG at Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof (main station), Western Union Int. Bank near KIT Campus.

We do not provide credits for participation, but we can provide you with a letter that states that you participated so you can use this to reclaim costs or evidence training.

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Olivia Wohlfart: eser@isd.kit.edu