Leveraging Ecological Economics to Advance the Sustainability Transition, Short Course | University of Pisa | Pisa, Italy
5 days
250 EUR/full
250 EUR/full
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The twentieth century saw enormous leaps and bounds in addressing various challenges pertaining to human development - e.g. rapid economic growth, the recognition of climate risks, poverty alleviation, better healthcare for many, addressing racial, gender, and religious inequities, etc. 

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The program will provide with a better understanding of the interlinkages among social, economic, and environmental challenges to provide policy advice for a legitimate, fair, and evidence-informed transition towards sustainability. Ecological Economics, with its core emphasis on interdisciplinarity and incommensurability, provides a valuable conceptual framework for exploring the needed transitions towards sustainability.

Programme Structure

Students will understand the founding epistemological and analytical tools of ecological economics, which will be used to explore current sustainability challenges and the recent concepts of post growth/degrowth. Students, thanks also to debate-based activities, will be able to formulate their own informed perspective on sustainable development, and develop realistic policies/strategies for the transition towards sustainable development. A scientific workshop, which will be held before the summer school on 10-11 July 2023, at the University of Florence, will expose students to recent developments in behavioral/experimental ecological economics. After the summer school, participants can enjoy three days of hiking that will include interactive classes on topical issues and presentations and discussions of research by summer school participants. Information on the workshop and the hiking will be available on the specic summer school webpage.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 5 days

Start dates & application deadlines






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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission Requirements

Background in the fields of Ecological Economics, Sustainability, Natural Sciences, and Science and Technology studies.A statement of purposes from the applicant will be integral to the evaluation for admission.Evidence of B2 (or higher) level of English is highly recommended.

Required documents
  • Identity Document (*PASSPORT in case you are a foreign student*)
  • Enrolment Form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of purposes
  • Certification of B2 (or higher) level of English (not compulsory, but highly recommended)

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Tuition Fee

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  • International

    250 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 250 EUR for the full programme during 5 days.
  • EU/EEA

    250 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 250 EUR for the full programme during 5 days.

Living costs for Pisa

750 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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