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Mustermann, Max


The 13th ''International German Summer School on Hydrology (IGSH)'' was held at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) from 11th to 25th September 2019 with this year's focus on ''Groundwater and Agriculture''. The aim of IGSH is to enhance the knowledge and technical capabilities of early career professionals and academics on hydrology-related environmental issues.

The International German Summer School on Hydrology focuses on training international junior scientists and early professionals from the fields of water and the environment, engineering sciences, as well as from geography, hydrology, chemistry, etc. IGSH provides a program of hydrological training courses which vary each year. The course was held in a very friendly, cooperative and productive atmosphere, which allowed the participants to establish close contact to each other and to the lecturers as well. These opened opportunities for future collaboration to establish scientific cooperation and social networks, and to extend the IGSH scientific community. Generally, the Summer School course provided knowledge transfer and exchange on hydro(geo)logical processes relevant in energy production and management. During the course, the participants worked in small groups on questions relevant to their own projects with the help of the methods learned during IGSH. Those who wanted to gain 4 Credit Points to use in their study and doctoral programs were tested by means of a successful written final examination.

Since its inception in 2007, the International German Summer School on Hydrology is held annually with the support of UNESCO. Starting in 2015, IGSH has additionally been sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as serial summer school on sustainable water management.

The lecturers of the International German Summer School on Hydrology are from the Department of Applied Geology of Ruhr-Universität Bochum, invited high-level professionals from the private sector in Germany and international and national partner universities. The lectures included theoretical as well as practical lessons with field excursions. The field excursions and locations differ from year to year depending on the type of the respective course. It also was supplemented by cultural trips and social events.

The online application for International German Summer School 2019 (IGSH-2018) ends on March 31, 2019. Selected candidates will be informed by April 28, 2019, and then supplied with additional information about the further process. 

If you are interested in participating for the next year, you can apply for it at the end of this year.

Thank you for your interest in IGSH 2019 in Bochum.


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