The Learning Planet Institute offers students from Université Paris Cité the opportunity to participate in the SDG Summer School, taking place in an international framework in Paris from June 24 to July 19th.  Addressing sustainability issues, this year, the theme is “Prototype Open Source solutions related to Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games”

The summer school programme is supported by the Institute of Challenges, co-founded by the Learning Planet Institute and Université Paris Cité.

Eligibility Criteria

The SDG Summer School (sustainable development goals ) is open to students enrolled in a higher education institution in France or abroad. The diversity of profiles is an asset, so participants coming from natural sciences, humanities, medicine, computer science, design, gaming or arts are encouraged to apply.


This summer school will take place mainly during the month of July with some preparation workshops at the end of June. All activities will take place on our campus in the 4th district of Paris. It is exclusively based on project-based learning and will be taught mainly in English.

  • Week 1 : Hackathon discovery of tools and deep understanding of challenges
  • Week 2 & 3 : Project design and implementation
  • Week 4: Documentation & Presentation of results

Useful information

  • A 3-weeks format taking place in several innovation spaces around the globe
  • Teams are selected for their complementary skills and their abilities to jointly develop out-of-the-box solutions
  • Challenges are mentored by practitioners from international organisations and leading global health researchers in participating academic institutions.
  • Each team is coached by a PhD student who has relevant research experience and a clear interest in tackling the team’s specific challenge
  • An opportunity to learn hands-on about open science tools and methodologies (open data, open source hardware and software, citizen science)..
  • An emphasis is placed on rapid prototyping of solutions, an evaluation through weekly pitching sessions and careful project documentation

Want to take part ?, Discover the programme

Key Facts

  • 30+ students group in Paris – 100+ Students worldwide
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Interculturality
  • Learning by doing, thourgh research
  • Collective intelligence

How to apply ?

Students can apply by completing the online form.


  • Registration closes: April 2024
  • School starts: June 24, 2024
  • School ends: July 19, 2024
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