SDG Summer School 2022

The Learning Planet Institute is offering students at Université Paris Cité the opportunity to participate in the SDG Summer School, taking place in Paris from mid june to the end of July.  This year, the theme is “Prototype open-source solutions”.

International Summer School in Paris from mid june to end July 2022

@ Learning Planet Institute

This Summer school is implemented in partnership with the University of Geneva and the Tsinghua University. The immersion 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 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.

The programme

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.

Positioning yourself in the problem space

In several late-day workshops during the last 2 weeks of June, participants meet and learn about sustainability issues through a repository of resources, workshops, and peer discussions. Particularly important challenges are identified through group sessions, led by facilitators who guide the reflection. Particular attention will be paid to health, well-being and environmental issues: the main topics of this summer school.

Hackathon discovery of tools

During two intense days, participants are invited to discover and test the tools that can be used during the school to answer the challenges presented by the mentors. Participants will discover the advantages of gamification, open-source electronic prototyping tools (arduino, movuino) and other tools of a fab lab. The building also has a biology lab that students can use with the help of tutors to discover the tools of biology.

Project design and implementation

The beginning of stage 3 consists in discovering more specifically the problems related to health and the environment brought by partners and to think of a project which allows to bring a solution to them. The first week will therefore be devoted to proposing a project and learning about project methodology (design thinking, paper prototyping, etc.). Once the project has been validated by the mentors, the participants will implement these ideas using the tools discovered during step 2. The days are punctuated by technical workshops (fablab, code, digital fabrication, robotics, laboratory, etc.) and training in research methodology, business model, reflexivity, documentation, etc… Participants have access to the various resources available on the LPI campus (fablab, student lab, workspaces, etc…). Some sessions will be held jointly with our online partners in the form of courses/workshops, informal exchanges and peer evaluation.

Presentation of results

During the last days of the summer school, the focus is on documentation

How to apply ?

Students can apply by completing the online form.


Rolling Admission by June 15th 2022


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