Caucasus Summer School
Tri-national project between universities in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Germany
Students from Azerbaijan, Georgia and Germany
Gain experience in international project groups
Increase individual development and job market prospects
Gathering international experience, working together in intercultural teams, applying business knowledge and improving personal job market opportunities – these are the goals of the annual Caucasus Summer School.
The Summer School takes place alternately in Azerbaijan and Georgia. In addition to teaching units at the partner universities, practical student assignments in local companies are a central component.
Since the first Caucasus Summer School in 2016, the event has been held annually in September, alternating between Baku and Tbilisi. Even the Covid 19 pandemic did not cause a break in the summer of 2020, but moved the Summer School into virtual space and provided new approaches and project impulses. What remains constant is a triad of teaching, excursion and project work in companies.
In the course of time, the format as well as the number of involved partner universities, partner companies and sponsors have constantly developed. We are always open to new ideas and impulses and will continue to expand the international network in the future.
A survey among the participants of the Caucasus Summer School 2018 showed:
93% of the participants have acquired specialist knowledge and noticed an improvement in their entrepreneurial knowledge.
100% of the participants can recommend the summer school to others.
The following was highlighted:
- Broadening personal horizons
- International networking
- Better job opportunities
All the feedback and reported experiences have been positive. The mixture of excursions, teaching units and independent project work knows how to please and invites to a continuous repetition. This takes place annually in September. Here is a small selection of the feedback received.
We are already looking forward to the next project.
The success of the Summer School is based on the good interaction between all project partners. In addition to the universities, practice partners (commercial enterprises, non-profit organizations and associations) support the project and give students an insight into business practice in the southern Caucasus.
And of course immersing yourself in the culture is an essential aspect: traveling to the outskirts of the capital cities and doing things together help to get to know people and understand other perspectives.
The students gained experience in these companies during the project.
We’re always on the lookout for motivated students who are interested in international networking and broadening their horizons.
We’re also happy to welcome partners who would like to support the project and help young people improve their prospects. We make this possible. The follow-up project takes place annually in September. The planning is ongoing.
We’d be happy if you want to get involved with the project. Get in touch!
Prof. Dr. Magdalena Stülb
Dr. Gabriele Wolff
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