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ENGAGE.EU Summer School 2024

Topic: Artificial Intelligence and Societal Challenges 

Dates: Online session preceding the summer school: June 10

On-campus session: June 17-28, 2024

Location: Toulouse Capitole University – Toulouse, France

Language of instruction: English

Application deadline: March 17, 2024

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About ENGAGE.EU Summer and Winter Schools

ENGAGE.EU Summer and Winter Schools are intensive programs taught by professors and lecturers from ENGAGE.EU universities. In line with the general ENGAGE.EU goals, these programs aim to provide a forum for interdisciplinary academic exchange and learning on current societal challenges. Summer and Winter Schools aim to equip students with hard and soft skills needed to tackle these challenges and act as responsible future leaders. In 2024, a summer school will be hosted at Toulouse Capitole University on the topic of “Artificial Intelligence and Societal Challenges”. Students having completed 60 ECTS credits minimum at the time of application to the summer school – i.e., by March 17, 2024 – from all ENGAGE.EU partner universities will have the chance to actively participate in this summer program. Additionally, a social program will be offered to foster networking opportunities.

Academic programme

This ENGAGE.EU Summer School will be organized as an integrated course, offering students multiple theoretical perspectives and practical skills related to artificial intelligence and societal challenges. The first component of the course program will consist of an online session, June 10. The core part of the course will then take place on campus from June 17-28, 2024. Attendance and active participation in both course components are pre-requisites for the successful completion of the summer school.

Additional details:

  • Class sessions will take place from Monday to Friday morning of each week (one 75-minute class session per day)
  • Additionally, students will be expected to attend two group work sessions per week
  • There will be one or two professional workshops and expert lectures during the duration of the Summer School
  • At the end of the second week, students will complete a poster presentation, which will be their final evaluation for the programme
  • In the group work sessions, students have time to work together on their poster presentation
  • There won’t be additional work/evaluation after the completion of the Summer School

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Additional activities

In addition to the academic component, the participants will have the opportunity to practically engage with the topic of the summer school by attending expert lectures by guest speakers. The course program and practical experiences will be complemented by a mix of social, cultural, and international events, including various opportunities to network with students from other countries and explore Toulouse – France’s “pink city”.

Practical information

Below you will find additional information related to your stay in Toulouse including the different aspects included in your stay during the summer school:  



Cultural & social events

  • Integrated course with an international perspective
  • Course materials
  • Expert talks
  • Internet access on campus
  • Use of UT Capitole’s library, eLearning services
  • Lunch (Monday through Friday on lecture days) will be provided to students free of charge
  • Opening and closing ceremonies
  • Opportunities for intercultural exchange through the social and cultural programme

Please note that accommodation is not included. UT Capitole provides accommodations suggestions, but students are not bound to these options. Some of these providers offer special rates, which will be communicated to the accepted applicants after the selection process has been completed.

Nominated students may be eligible to receive ERASMUS financial support from their home universities. Please contact your coordinator to learn more about this.


Your profile

This ENGAGE.EU Summer school is targeted toward students of any citizenship who are enrolled in an undergraduate study program at one of the ENGAGE.EU alliance university (University of Mannheim, LUISS University, NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Tilburg University, University of National and World Economy, Université Toulouse Capitole, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Hanken School of Economics, Ramon Llull University). Since the summer school is an interdisciplinary program, students from diverse backgrounds (such as business, economics, law, social sciences) are strongly encouraged to apply as long as they meet the following requirements:

  • The applicant must be enrolled in an undergraduate study programme one of the EU partner universities.
  • The applicant must have completed at least 60 ECTS credits by the time of application to the summer school, i.e., by March 17, 2024.
  • Strong interest in the topic of the summer school, i.e. the societal impacts of artificial intelligence through lectures and interactive discussion, case studies, and student challenges across various disciplines including but not limited to business, politics, philosophy and ethics, the arts, social science, and law.

Application procedure

In order to apply for the ENGAGE.EU Summer School, students need to fill out the online application form below, and upload all necessary supporting documents, including:

  • Motivation statement: a digital file (video, text, visuals, slides, …) explaining the students’ background (education, work experience, language skills, study/work abroad experience, other relevant skills and experiences), as well as their interest and motivation for the topic of the summer school. The applicants are free to decide on the specific format of the statement, bearing in mind that creativity and innovativeness are welcome. Please note that this document needs to be in English, and, depending on the format, needs to have a limited scope:
  • for text files: 1 page
  • for videos or similar: 2 minutes
  • for other visuals or similar: 10 slides (or comparable files),
  • Academic records (transcript of exams) (in the official language of the applicant’s home university or in English).

The application period for students will open on March 1, 2024. Applications close on March 17, 2024 (23:59 CET).

All applicants who submit their complete application on time will be informed about the status of their applications via email in April.

Selection procedure

Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their academic records, academic progress, and motivation statement. A limited number of students per partner university will be accepted to the summer school.

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