"Interdisciplinary Methods for the Sustainable Development of the Danube Region"
In 2013, lectures throughout the week introduced students to a host of interdisciplinary approaches for dealing with the roles of cultural and natural heritage in sustainable development. Teachers discussed the challenges in roundtable discussions each afternoon, followed by group work by students. Two full-day excursions to the Upper and Lower Isonzo valley offered a unique opportunity for students to engage with the sustainability challenges of river basins. Students were divided in different working groups, each of them representing a variety of disciplines and countries as well as comprising PhD-students and young post-doc researchers. Each group identified a project topic which was developed throughout the school. Group presentations with direct feedback by faculty strengthened the learning outcomes.
The program and the proceedings of DIS 2013 are available for download here: