from February 4, 2023 to June 15, 2023
Published on February 20, 2023 Updated on June 5, 2023

University of Ljubljana Summer Schools 2023

UL Summer Schools
UL Summer Schools
International Summer School of Political Ecology 2023 - Overcoming the Inequalities of Green Transition: August 21st - 25th

The International Summer School of Political Ecology 2023 will explore growing inequalities and address the question why concepts such as environmental justice or just transition are increasingly important in discussions on how to tackle the environmental crisis without deepening inequalities.

The consequences of climate change, mass extinction of species, loss of habitats and pollution lead to general environmental and ecological issues that are appearing more than ever on the political agenda, as they affect and influence us all, albeit in a very unequal way. They have distinctly negative impacts on different regions in the world, societies, classes, groups of people and other living beings. The most vulnerable are the least responsible for the environmental crisis, but are usually the most affected.

Policy measures for protecting environment and climate that have been or are yet to be adopted are likely to lead to more inequalities and other undesirable social consequences: undermining social cohesion and reducing social welfare, as well as preventing just solutions to environmental issues.

The focus of the Summer School will be on the growing inequalities within and between countries, and how our societies and economy can be organised in ways that do not exacerbate these inequalities, but also do not further harm our planet.

We are pleased that so far we have confirmed the following speakers:

  • Prof Aristotle Tympas - Lecturer at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, a specialist in the study of technology;
  • Dr Mine Islar - Lecturer at Lund University and scientific adviser to the UNs IPBES in the field of ecosystem services;
  • Prof Stefan Bouzarovski - Professor at the University of Manchester and one of the leading experts on energy poverty;
  • Dr Roland Ngam - Head of climate justice at the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung's South Africa office;
  • Prof Selina Gallo-Cruz - Associate professor at Syracuse University, author of “Awaiting Spring and War: Insights from Ecofeminism”;
  • Dr Max Ajl – Researcher of climate and agrarian questions at Ghent University and the author of “A People's Green New Deal”;
  • Dr Rachel Guyet - Director of the Master in Global Energy Transition and Governance at the Centre international de formation européenne;
  • Dr Emanuele Leonardi – Economic sociologist from University of Bologna, who studies the relation of organised labour to the environmental crisis;
  • Dr Nora Teller - Researcher at the Metropolitan Research Institute in Budapest, focused on housing;
  • Prof Darko Nadić - Professor of Social and Political Ecology at the University of Belgrade, focusing on environmental policy analysis, especially at EU level;
  • Clotilde Clark-Foulquier - Project manager at European Federation of National Organisations working with the Homeless (FEANTSA);
  • Prof Yuri Kazepov – Professor at the University of Vienna, where he teaches urban sociology and works on housing and integration policies.
  • and also joined by other guests and panelists for the afternoon roundtables. 

The 2023 International Summer School of Political Ecology invites students, academics, practitioners, activists and all those with interest in contemporary ecological and social concerns. Participation in the Summer School is FREE!

Reasons to join us:

  • Immerse yourself in cutting-edge inequalities research with leading international and Slovene researchers and practitioners.
  • Develop critical thinking about inequalities in regard to the green transition.
  • Enjoy a summer school without fees.
  • Engage in interactive activities in the evenings, and discover Ljubljana.

Join us to discuss and co-shape new concepts for overcoming the inequalities of green transition! Apply here!

The event will take place at The Faculty for Social Sciences.

Please apply by 15 June 2023.

You can find all the information about the Summer School here.

Ljubljana Summer School 'Take the Best from East and West': July 3rd – 21st

University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business

The Ljubljana Summer School programme, which includes many new outstanding topics, is aimed at Bachelor and Master students, as well as recent graduates and young professionals from all around the world, who wish to acquire new knowledge in specific areas. We welcome participants from partner and non-partner institutions worldwide as well as participants from the University of Ljubljana.

We are proud to partner with 28 course leaders from 13 countries who will offer 21 courses on Bachelor and Master level. For the complete course list with detailed information and schedule, visit Courses & Schedule >>

Deadlines and fees:
Early bird fee (by 8 May 2023):
One course: 650 EUR / Two courses: 1,000 EUR

Standard fee (9 May – 7 June 2023):
One course: 800 EUR / Two courses: 1,150 EUR

Participants can book an optional HOSPITALITY PACKAGE >>

For more information and online application visit the programme website >>

For those who cannot or do not want to travel this summer, we offer a selection of ONLINE COURSES as a supplement to our regular programme in Ljubljana. More information >>

Ljubljana Doctoral Summer School: July 10th – 21st

University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business

Doctoral Summer School online courses are intended for PhD students, post-docs, academics and professionals from different areas and all around the world. The specialised one-week courses are taught by renowned international academics. It is possible to register for up to two courses (one per week). Each course is worth 4 ECTS.

Courses in WEEK 1 (10 – 14 July):

  • Applied Econometrics using STATA
    SPRUK Rok, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Data Production and Analysis for Decision Support: Methods and Tools
    GONZALEZ-FELIU Jesus, Excelia Business School, France
  • Experimental Design and Analysis I (Part I—Foundations)
    SINGH Jagdip, Case Western Reserve University, United States
  • Multilevel Analysis (Multilevel Regression and Multilevel SEM)
    DE JONG Ad, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • Quantitative Approaches to Literature Reviews
    ZUPIC Ivan, Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom

Courses in WEEK 2 (17 – 21 July):

  • Advanced Qualitative Research with NVIVO
    OGRAJENSEK Irena, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Applied Discrete Choice and Panel Data Analysis with Stata and R
    VERBIC Miroslav, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Constructing Grounded Theory: a Practical Workshop
    BOZIC Branko, NEOMA Business School, France
  • Experimental Design and Analysis II (Part II—Advanced)
    SINGH Jagdip, Case Western Reserve University, United States
  • Meta-Analysis
    EISEND Martin, European University Viadrina, Germany
  • Quantitative Data Analysis: Issues & Applications
    HALKIAS Georgios, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • Theory Development
    RAI Arun, Georgia State University, United States

Deadlines and fees:
Application and payment deadline: 19 June 2023
One course: 600 EUR / Two courses: 1,100 EUR

For more information and online application visit the programme website >>>

CLOSED) HydroData: Summer School about Hydrology and Data (Co-organized by UNESCO): Sept 4th-8th (CLOSED)

This Summer School is being organized by the Unesco Chair on Water-Related Disaster Risk Reduction, in collaboration with the University of Ljubljana's Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering. 

Topics covered

The main topic of the HydRoData summer school is data in relation to hydrology: obtaining and monitoring the data; data manipulation and analysis; data communication and sustainability. More specifically, the following topics will be covered:

  • Introduction to hydrology and data
  • Field measurements of various hydrological processes such as surface runoff (discharge, water level), sediment transport (turbidity), infiltration, etc.
  • Publicly available hydrological data (e.g., national repositories, earth-observations, etc.)
  • Hydrology, data communication and sustainability in hydrology
  • Introduction R programming language
  • Data manipulation, (spatial) analyses, visualization using R
  • Hydrological modelling using R
Registration deadline: 31st of March 2023
Notification about successful registration: 30th April 2023
Dates of the Summer School: 4th - 8th September 2023

More info and registration here.