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From june 11 to 21, 2024

Summer school

A 100% French-language summer course on ecological transition

9 days to understand the issues and challenges of ecological transition and develop the skills to support change.

This programme combines theory, practical visits, interactive workshops and a participatory approach to encourage active learning and understanding of the issues involved in the ecological transition and the UN's sustainable development goals.


  • A comprehensive, cross-disciplinary and practical programme
  • Theory and practice courses
  • A multi-disciplinary team: researchers, field biologists, business leaders, political decision-makers
  • Active teaching methods to encourage learning: group projects, interactive workshops, case studies, company visits, etc.
  • Institutional and professional partners committed to the region
  • On a 5-hectare campus with many open and green spaces in the city centre
  • Angers, one of France's top 15 cities for studying and quality of life
  • Angers, a city with an exceptional heritage, awarded the Ville d'art et d'histoire (City of Art and History) label
  • Anjou, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Loire Valley



J1| Climate, biodiversity and social justice – where are we now?
J2| The UN's 17 sustainable development goals
J3| Energy and environment - decarbonisation and the keys to change
J4 | From political will to concrete transformation case study and visit to an innovative company
J5 | Co-development workshop and team project
J6 | Biodiversity and work with 2 biologist explorers
J7 | Governance and environmental policies - the case of Angers Loire Métropole and citizen participation
J8 | Digital responsibility, interactive activity on climate change, and workshop on “smart counties”
J9 | Presentation of team projects


Practical information

  • Open to everyone (students and staff) aged 18 and over
  • 100% in French
  • Interdisciplinary and no scientific pre-requisites
  • 3 ECTS credits
  • From 11 to 21 June 2024
  • Bus, tram, bicycles and scooters available
  • 1h30 from Paris by TGV
  • 1h30 from the Atlantic coast

Tuition + accommodation + meals: €1,300

  • Half-board in host families: breakfast and dinner
  • Lunch on campus during the week
  • during the weekend lunch not included


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students on the UCO Angers campus
international students
partner universities