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Sommerkolleg – Poletna šola – Corsi universitari estivi – Ljetna škola Bovec

Founded in 1994, the Summer School Bovec aims to encourage international dialogue between the countries in the Alps-Adriatic region. This programme is run by the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt and co-organized by the Universities of Ljubljana, Primorska/ Koper, Udine, Trieste and Rijeka. The venue of the Summer School is the small town Bovec, located in the Soča valley in the heart of the Three Border Region between Austria, Slovenia and Italy. This annual, two-week international meeting takes place in the second half of August. Around 55 students and professors from the universities mentioned above attend this unique Summer School Programme every year. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of lectures, workshops, presentations and language courses (Slovenian, Italian, German, Croatian, and Friulian). Field trips, excursions and visits to museums complement the experience and provide a different overriding theme for the programme.


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Danube:Future Project

A sustainable future for the Danube River Basin as a challenge for the interdisciplinary humanities


Riverine landscapes have been changed by humankind for millennia. This is particularly true for the Danube River Basin (DRB), which consists of highly dynamic ecological and political systems. The river basin of the ca. 2,800 km long Danube is shared by 19 countries with approx. 81 million people, and covers an area of ca. 800.000 km2. Humans have lived in it from at least the Mesolithic period onwards. The DRB is the most international river basin in the world.

The DRB hosts a plethora of environmental problems; environmental legacies abound; and conflicts over resource use are particularly intense in its riverine landscapes. The Danube plays an important part for the development of a climate-friendly trans-European transportation network.


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