Twelve graduate students in the Public Policy and Sustainable Development master's degree program offered at TERI University in New Delhi, India, will be traveling to Berlin for a six-week summer school at the Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU), Freie Universität Berlin, from May 26 to July 4, 2014. In the course, they will learn more about policy-making processes in Germany. In addition, the participants will discuss the impact of national environmental and energy policies on the sustainable development of the country. There will be numerous lectures by the faculty of the FFU as well as presentations by external experts, talks with various governmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Berlin and Potsdam, as well as excursions in Brandenburg. During their stay in Berlin, the participants will be working individually or in small groups on topics such as green economy, support for and promotion of renewable energies, climate action plans, and transportation planning. At the end of the course, the results will be presented in a small workshop.
The master's degree program "Public Policy and Sustainable Development" at TERI University in New Delhi offers a customized program for executives. The two-year program is funded by the Indian government. The first year includes a number of core and elective subjects at TERI University, and during the subsequent summer semester, a stay at a prestigious university abroad.
The summer school at Freie Universität Berlin covers such areas as environmental and climate policy in the European Union (EU) and in Germany, urban and local climate policy, controls for sustainable development in the EU, and the integration of environment and sustainability. Other topics include sustainable economic development, ecological modernization, industrial policy, innovation, and technology transfer.
The Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU) of Freie Universität Berlin is organizing the summer school for the second time. The first time it did so was in 2013.