Will the International Summer School Sustainable Management be cancelled due to COVID-19?
The organisation of the ISSSM follows the COVID-19 situation closely.
We are confident that the summer school will take place in September, and we will be always respecting the safety measures. If, due to circumstances, the summer school cannot take place on-site, we will notify you as fast as possible and find a feasible online solution.
What is the International Summer School Sustainable Management?
This ten-day intensive training (5 days on-site, 5 days online learning) will take place from September 6th until September 10th, 2021. The summer school connects businesses and NGOs with students to increase their awareness for sustainable business opportunities and provide them with knowledge and skills to translate innovative ideas into viable and sustainable business initiatives.
A blend of guest lectures, teamwork, field visits and social activities provides a full and varied program.
To emphasize the international aspect of the summer school, the course is in English.
We want to:
- Connect and unite our participants, co-organisers, experts, businesses and NGOs.
- Offer a unique cultural language immersion.
When does the International Summer School Sustainable Management take place?
The International Summer School Sustainable Management has a duration of 10 days of intensive training.
The 5-days on-site contact moments of the summer school take place from September 6th until September 10th, 2021.
Before the on-site summer school, you complete a test and go through the online materials. On-site in Brussels and Ghent you will experience a blend of guest lectures, teamwork, field visits and a unique range of social activities.
After the on-site summer school, you have 3 more writing days for your reports.
Where does the International Summer School Sustainable Management take place?
When participating in the International Summer School Sustainable Management, you will enjoy an intense week of learning in the heart of Europe.
The program of the summer school consists of 10 days of blended learning, with 5 days on-site and 5 days online learning.
The first 3 days of the on-site training take place in the city centre of Brussels, at the campus of Odisee University College and KU Leuven. The following 2 days continue in Ghent, at HOGENT University.
How will I receive 3 ECTS credits?
If you successfully complete the International Summer School Sustainable Management, Odisee University College, KU Leuven and our organising partner will award you a certificate. This certificate is worth of 3 ECTS credits.
Please check beforehand the eligibility of this program to receive ECTS credits at your home university.
The assessment of the summer school is detailed in the ECTS file of the course.
How do I apply for the International Summer School Sustainable Management?
You can apply for the summer school by completing the application form. This form can be found on our website and Facebook-page.
We recommend applying as soon as possible because places are limited. When applying we’ll ask you to upload your CV and a motivation letter.
Our coordinators will then assess your application and get back to you on their decision. After the acceptance message your submission fee will be due. The payment details will be included in the acceptance message. Only after your submission fee has been paid, you are officially enrolled in the summer school.
What if I want to change something in the application form after submitting?
Don't worry! Please send us a message on Facebook or fill in the contact form. We will work out a solution!
What is included in the submission fee?
The submission fee includes all course materials, local transport for the company visits and lunches.
Accomodation nor personal travel expenses are included in the fee for the International Summer School Sustainable Management.
Where do I stay during the 5 days on-site?
Accommodation is not included in the submission fee for the International Summer School Sustainable Management. You can choose the type of accommodation you want to book based on your preferences, but we have some tips for you to make this a little easier!
Hotels in the city centre of Brussels happen to be quite expensive. However, there are several cheaper options:
- Affordable places on Airbnb
- A Bed & Breakfast
- A hostel
Make sure to check the accommodation reviews before booking.
For your own comfort, it is recommended to stay as close to the Odisee and KU Leuven campus as possible.
Ghent is a 35 to 40-minute train ride away from Brussels Central railway station, so the most comfortable option would be to book an accommodation in both cities.
How do I get to the campus in Brussel and Ghent?
We recommend you to travel by public transport. Public transport in Belgium is very accessible.
Brussels has 3 main railway stations (Brussels North, Midi and Central).
The Brussels-North and Brussels-Central stations are within walking distance of the campus.
- To get to the campus in Brussels from Brussels-Central station, follow the Keizerinnenlaan from the main hall of the station. This street is characterized by the many taxis parked near the station.
- The fourth street on the left is the Stormstraat. Before you turn into this street, you will see the Cathedral of Sint-Michiel and Sint-Goedele on your right.
- The summer school takes place in the 'T Serclaes building. The building is located at the intersection of Stormstraat and Warmoesberg. Clear signalization will help to guide you around the campus.
The journey to Ghent is not included in the submission fee of the summer school. You can travel easily to Ghent by train.
If you are under 26, it might be interesting to buy a ‘Go Pass 1’.
Tram, bus, subway
In Brussels, MIVB provides the network of trams, buses and subways.
Plan your journeys on the website of the MIVB/STIB: http://www.stib-mivb.be/index.htm?l=en
Bus lines 29, 38, 42, 63, 66 and 71 stop just outside Campus Brussels in Stormstraat (stop "Storm/Assaut").
Metro lines 1 and 5 both stop at the "Central Station/Gare Centrale" stop.
From here, as explained above, follow the Keizerinnenlaan and take the fourth street on the left. This is the Stormstraat where the 'T Serclaes building is located.
The closest tram stop is Rogier. Lines 3, 4, 25, 31, 32 and 33 stop at Rogier.
It is only a five-minute walk to the campus in Brussels. Walk down the Nieuwstraat (shopping street) towards the center. At the end of the Nieuwstraat, turn left and walk straight up. Eventually you will arrive in front of the Hermes building of the campus in Brussels. More to the right you will find the 'T Serclaes building.
In Ghent you might need to take a tram from the Gent Sint-Pieters railway station to the city center. We will provide you with the details before the summer school starts.
Unlike in Brussels, it is De Lijn that provides public transport in Flanders: https://www.delijn.be/en/?vertaling=true