SDG Summer School 2023

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 health solutions”.

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

@ Learning Planet Institute

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.

Week 1 : Hackathon discovery of tools and deep understanding of challenges

Week 2 & 3 : Project design and implementation

Week 4: Documentation & Presentation of results

Key information

  • Teams selected for their complementary skills (medicine, biology, law, business, IT, design etc) and their abilities to jointly develop out-of-the-box solutions.
  • Challenges mentored by practitioners in International Organisations and leading global health researchers in participating academic institutions.
  • Each team coached by a PhD student who has relevant research experience and a clear interest in tackling the team’s specific challenge.
  • A chance to learn hands-on about open science tools and methodologies (open data, open source hardware and software, citizen science)..
  • An emphasis on rapid prototyping of solutions and an evaluation through weekly pitching sessions and careful project documentation.

How to apply ?

Students can apply by completing the online form.


Rolling Admission by June 5th 2023


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