Islands as Laboratories for Sustainability (ISLAs), Short Course | University of Groningen | Groningen, Netherlands
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Islands as Laboratories for Sustainability (ISLAs)

5 days
300 EUR/full
300 EUR/full
Tuition fee
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Islands are unique in both attractiveness and climate vulnerability, they are relatively isolated and ‘on their own’ compared to mainland areas, yet they are also more dependent and need to be well connected to other areas more than mainland areas. University of Groningen's Islands as Laboratories for Sustainability (ISLAs) will teach you more about this,



Gran Canaria is located in the center of the Canarian archipelago (NE Atlantic Ocean). This round island is 47 km across and covers an area of 1,560 sq km. Its highest peak, Pozo de Las Nieves (1,949m), is situated right in the center of the island

Gran Canaria’s natural resources have always been an endless source of bliss for the local population. The first of so many happy moments comes with the fine weather enjoyed here throughout the year, which makes life friendly and quiet. But this is certainly not all that nature has to offer on this island. Study this and more at University of Groningen's Islands as Laboratories for Sustainability (ISLAs).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Integrating data sets to develop management plans
  • The proposal of National Park in Gran Canaria Island: Generalities and social considerations.
  • Islands: maps of the Anthropocene.
  • Island environmental management.
  • Maritime Transport interisland, national and international

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 5 days

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

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.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

The main target group will comprise postgraduate students (taught master as well as PhD candidates) and post-doctoral researchers. It may also include excellent undergraduate students (both in terms of academic performance as well as relevant extra-curricular activities and demonstrated interest in the themes covered by the summer school) and external stakeholders (e.g. employees of local authorities, NGOs and any other organisation that is relevant to the summer school themes).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    300 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 300 EUR for the full programme during 5 days.
  • EU/EEA

    300 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 300 EUR for the full programme during 5 days.

Living costs for Groningen

750 - 1000 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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