UTB offers scholarships for its Summer School 2018 for Columbus member universities
Universidad Tecnológica de Bolivar is offering 10 tuition scholarships to students of Columbus member universities for the two courses of its Summer Shool 2018 (5 scholarships per course). The Courses are: Design and Development of Sustainable Solutions for Coastal Zones and Latin America Economic Development. The Summer School will take place between June 25 and 29, 2018 in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.
Courses: Design and Development of Sustainable Solutions for Coastal Zones
This course will aim to provide participants with knowledge, tools and strategies related to the development of sustainable solutions in coastal areas. The course begins with a presentation of the challenges faced by coastal areas in the context of climate change, analyzing and producing urban support subsystems in charge of coastal protection, drainage, energy supply, mobility, urban planning, landscaping and resource management as a response to this challenge. The course emphasizes on guaranteeing the sustainability of coastal cities with an integrated and holistic perspective, and a vision enriched by the urban research and intervention projects of the Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar in Cartagena.
The course is aimed at students at the undergraduate or master level of academic disciplines related to the course such as science and engineering (civil, land, offshore, environmental, oceanic), architecture and urbanism. The selection of the beneficiaries will be made through a contest taking into account: academic average and motivation essay, which will be requested in the registration link. The beneficiary students must pay the costs of travel, accommodation and international insurance costs. The registration deadline for the course is April 30, 2018. The classes will be both in Spanish and English.
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Course: Latin America Economic Development
This course is oriented to students interested in the economic and political development of Latin America. The course begins with the study of Latin American economic history and highlights some important cases of local entrepreneur. Later, the main socio -economic context is studied, together with important elements in development such as fiscal policy, ports, logistics, trade, geography and population. After the general context, important problems and challenges for the region are analyzed such as inequality, poverty and political conflicts.
The course combines academic lectures with visits and field trips where the participants will witness and contrast all aspects analyzed during the main lectures, with the current situation on Cartagena and Barranquilla.
For further information, please download the PDF documents at the end of the article or contact:
María Angélica Álvarez Orozco
International Projects Coordinator
Tel: +57(5)6535200 ext. 262