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450403 SE Summer School: Risk and Resilience (2023S)

Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 30 participants
Language: German


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The Summer School will be given full time from Monday 10 to Friday 14 July 2023 in lecture room "Hörsaal C" (C 0428), 4th floor, NIG.

Monday 10.07. 08:00 - 18:00 Ort in u:find Details
Tuesday 11.07. 08:00 - 18:00 Ort in u:find Details
Wednesday 12.07. 08:00 - 18:00 Ort in u:find Details
Thursday 13.07. 08:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
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Friday 14.07. 08:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
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Aims, contents and method of the course

The summer school will be coordinated by Prof. Dr. Cees van Westen, Professor Multi-Hazard Risk Dynamics at the University of Twente, and several other guest lecturers associated with the EU Horizon Europe Project PARATUS (https://www.paratus-project.eu/ ).

Within this SummerSchool we will analyse the complex impact chains of hazard interactions, exposure, vulnerability, direct and indirect impacts within different sectors in one of four case study areas: Alps, Turkey, Romania and Caribbean. The case study in the Alps deals with the potential interruption of cross-border transportation between Austria and Italy (Brenner highway). The case study in Turkey evaluates the impact chains of a large earthquake in a megacity (Istanbul) and the lessons learned from the recent earthquakes in East Turkey/Syria. The case study from the Caribbean will deal with the impact of tropical storms on small islands. And the case study from Romania will deal with the impact of large cascading events on emergency response in Bucharest and surroundings. Within this summer school we will work in groups concentrating on one of the four case study sites.
Summer school language is English.

The summer school aims at supporting PhD students in various aspects of their publication activities. After taking part in the Summerschool, ...

- the participants have an overview of possible different types of texts and manuscripts that are relevant to them (e.g. empirical article, review article, expose, blog, framing, etc; an emphasis will be given to empirical and review articles, but this depends also on feedback of participants before the Summerschool starts);
- the participants know the formal requirements for a dissertation (cumulative, monograph) in their respective discipline;
- the participants have proceeded with their overall planning of the cumulative or monograph thesis writing project;
- the participants have proceeded with the planning or advancement of a specific, own, current writing project; this will consider the different stages, with several time slots during the Summerschool scheduled for individually work, accompanied by inputs and feedback;
- the participants are familiar with fundamentals of the publishing and review process, including:
• steps in getting a manuscript published (finding an appropriate journal, tailoring an article for a specific journal, …?)
• the review process and structuring a manuscript revision;
• how to critically but constructively review themselves;
- the participants are aware of their own writing practices and have appropriate strategies to improve their writing, including strategies to overcome a writing blockage, and possibly enjoy writing;
- the participants have an understanding of the relationship between scientific work and writing (e.g. how do theory, epistemology, methodology, and method "work" together? What can I publish where, and in what form?)
- the participants know different impact indices (e.g. h-factor,) and can assess them critically.

Assessment and permitted materials

The final evaluation will be through a group presentation on Friday 14 July from 14.00 – 16.00

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The group presentation will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Quality of the method and results (40 points max)
- Ability to critical reflect on the results (35 points max)
- Creativity and collaboration (25 points max)
- Grading system: 50% are needed to pass, 40-50% for 4, 30-40% for 3, 20.30 for 2, and better than 20% 1

Examination topics

Reading list

Association in the course directory

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