International Summer School on Sustainability

Join us and discuss with students from different countries and different fields of study solutions for a more sustainable world at our International Summer School on Sustainability – a collaboration between OST Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, HKA University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe and Transilvania University of Braşov in Romania. 

3rd International Summer School September 9 to 13, 2024

Sustainable solutions require interdisciplinary collaboration and open communication. With the International Summer School for Sustainability, the University of Applied Science Karlsruhe, the Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Science and the Transilvania University of Braşov (Romania) invite students from different disciplines and countries to exchange ideas and learn from each other every year. 

We are pleased to announce the third edition of the International Summer School on Sustainability i3s. This year, around 40 students will meet in Karlsruhe, Germany to discuss various sustainability topics. The event will be hosted by the HKA University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe.


  • Waldschule Teambuilding
  • Excercises in the HKA Refrigeration Lab
  • Visit Ice Slurry refrigeration system at KIT
  • Visit Test Lab of Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute
  • Barbecue at HKA Fireplace

The programme includes excursions to Insheim, Landau and Daimler Trucks in Wörth.


Monday, 9 September: Sustainability
Tuesday, 10 September: Refrigeration, heat Pumps, thermal storage  
Wednesday, 11 September: Electro mobility, electrochemical storage, lithium 
Thursday, 12 September:  Water engineering and water cleaning  
Friday, 13 September: Climate change, global warming

There is enough time for joint activities and dialogue. 

Registration fee: 

100 Euro for the entire week. Registration fee includes lectures, excursions, accommodation, food and beverages. Transport to/from Karlsruhe is your own responsibility. Ask your university for support.

[Translate to English:] Studierende der HKA auf dem Weg zu Vorlesungen am Campus in Karlsruhe.


Registration for this year's Summer School runs directly through HKA Karlsruhe. The number of participants is limited. The registration deadline is 8 August 2024. 

Register now

Info events Summer School 2024

Monday, 8. Juli, 17 to 17.45 Uhr (Link Teams)

The information event can also be attended on site: Campus Rapperswil-Jona, Room 1.215

Contact us

SPF Institut für SolartechnikProjektleiterin SPF

+41 58 257 41