„Glocal“ Sustainability:
Global View for Local Progress.

Read the report of the Summer School 2019 here.

Development of Post-Mining-Infrastructures


Under the title „Glocal“ Sustainability – Global View for local Progress our RMS Summer School offers an international environment for the participants, covering the topic „Development of post-mining infrastructures“, which is investigated and discussed by experts and national and international participants. A poster presentation on the last day, gives the opportunity to discuss the results and experiences and for some networking. A jury nominates the best poster presentation.

The Ruhr-Area mining industry has been the driving force of Germany’s industry, providing jobs for hundred thousands of people. Due to globalisation and therefore an increased competition as well as alternative energy resources, the mining industry has decreased steadily over the past 50 years. The job reallocation, the development of the mine premises and the adjustment of the educational system are only some of the challenges faced during the structural change [1, 2, 3].


[1] www.lokalkompass.de/waltrop/c-kultur/das-ende-der-montanindustrie-im-ruhrgebiet_a819257
[2] www2.klett.de/sixcms/media.php/8/B7451DD0F733864BA75F5DB66CCB889E.pdf
[3] https://www.metropoleruhr.de/land-leute/ris-compact/aera-der-montanindustrie/krise-und-niedergang-des-montansektors.html


The Summer School is composed of two weeks. The first week is the pre-week for all international participants, the second week is the Main-Week. Below you find more detailed information.

International students have the opportunity to apply for financial support to cover their travel expenses. picture_as_pdf

Pre-Week 22.7 - 26.7
The Pre-Week is for international students to…

… get to know the area

… get a feel for the German language and culture

… visit sights and places which shape the area

… meet locals and students from around the world

… be accompanied by a local student buddy

… feel welcome and guided

Schedule for Pre-Week:
13:00-17:00Free Time/ Buddy Time Excursion "Zeche Zollverein" Excursion "Verein Arena" Free Time/ Buddy TimeFree Time
18:00-19:00Bus-Sightseeing Tour GelsenkirchenFree Time/ Buddy TimeFree Time/ Buddy TimeFree Time/ Buddy TimePot Luck

Main-Week 29.07 - 02.08
Summer School participants get to take the advantage of participating in:

• Soft skill workshops for successful group work
• Impulse talks about mining and mining infrastructures in general, challenges and structural change in general by national and international experts
• Fruitful discussions
• Networking

Due to its interdisciplinarity and internationality the Summer School environment facilitates cultural exchange.
All students will receive a confirmation of participation.


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Application Deadline: 31.05.2019

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Impressions from the Summer School 2018