SUMMER SCHOOL

WHAT?
Climate changes – preparation of the „Green Campus” project. Participants will focus their work on climate change issues and create a solution focused on “Green Campus”.

Students will work in 7-person interdisciplinary teams, supervised by faculty academic teachers from Warsaw University of Technology. The task of each team will be to create the “Green Campus” project and present the results of the developed solution at the end of the course. 

The activities of the Summer School were divided into three blocks:

  • a content block, with lectures delivered by tutors; participants will also be provided with training materials prepared by the tutors, 
  • a project block, during which participants will work on a solution to the main task, 
  • a soft skills block on topics related to team building and teamwork.

As part of the Summer School, in addition to the substantive part (lectures, workshops and project activities), there will also be a cultural part, including animation and integration activities, a virtual tour of the cities, a trip around the Eco-resort and a get-to-know-you evening.

The ENHANCE Summer School is free of charge (excluding travel and subsistence costs).

WHERE?
The ENHANCE Summer School takes place at Warsaw University of Technology in Warsaw. The organizers provide accommodation in WUT’s student dormitories during participants’ visit to Warsaw on 19-25 September.

TUTORS & SPEAKERS

Mobirise
Aleksandra Arcipowska
Joint Research Center of the European Commission

She works as a police officer in the Circular Economy and Industrial Leadership Unit of Joint Research Center of the European Commission. She graduated from the Warsaw University of Technology, Department of Environmental Engineering in 2006 - to pursue a career in the field of climate and energy. Prior to the European Commission, Aleksandra worked at the World Resources Institute - an Washington DC-based environmental and development think tank. She was responsible for setting and managing the Climate Watch (www.climatewatchdata.org), a global data tool for the NDC Partnership. Aleksandra has over 13 years of professional experience working as a consultant and research analyst for several European think tanks and NGOs, including the Building Performance Institute (Belgium), Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Energy, and Environment (Germany), the Institute for Sustainable Development, and the Institute for Renewable Energy (Poland). 

Mobirise
Laura Wirtavuori 
Aalto University

M.Sc. In industrial engineering and management from Aalto University, Finland.
Work experience from KONE (escalators and corporate culture) to start-ups (Foodora) and SMEs (creating company ecosystems at Synocus), with a focus in education (Aalto Ventures Programme, Aalto Design Factory). Passionate about organizational psychology and the future of work and education, in other words about helping people and companies to find a way to be both successful and happy. Strong community and leadership and knowledge management professional, skilled in organization ecosystems, project management, design thinking, entrepreneurial thinking, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. Interested in climate change as one of the largest wicked challenges of our times. Currently working at Idea Square at CERN to guide youth innovators to making a difference for the sustainable development goals. 

Mobirise
Katarzyna Bargieł
Warsaw University of Technology

Designer, graduate of the Academy Fine Arts in Katowice. Currently an assistant in the Department of Cartography at the Faculty of Geodesy and Cartography of Warsaw University of Technology. She is a member of the Rector's Team for Innovative Forms of Education, where she co-leads two interdisciplinary, international projects: PdP (in cooperation with Aalto University) and SUGAR ME310 (collaboration with Porto University and Stanford University) which link engineers, designers, and designer business. She conducts trainings and workshops on the use of tools in the design process thinking, among others meeting projects, meetings to the elderly "Seniors in Tauzen initiative". She co-organized and conducted the Design Thinking Week (2015 and 2017) and Katowice Service Jam (2015 and 2016). Her research is mainly in sharing information through design tools, gamification and Innovation development stage.

Mobirise
Anna Cudny, PhD
Warsaw University of Technology

Architect, city researcher, educator. Assistant professor at the Faculty of Architecture, Warsaw University of Technology, where she has been teaching urban design since 2009. Member of the Architectural Education Team at the National Institute of Architecture and Town Planning. Creating and conducting workshops in the field of architectural education for children, adolescents, adults, as well as for other educators is her greatest passion. She collaborates with the National Center for Culture and the Zachęta National Gallery of Art. She believes human is the most important element of architecture.

Mobirise
Artur Jerzy Filip, PhD
Warsaw University of Technology

Urban planning theoretician and practitioner excited about non-obvious planning challenges, informal urban practices, and pioneering solutions. His Ph.D. dissertation he devoted to American cross-sectoral partnership groups advocating for large-scale urban projects, published: Big Plans in the Hands of Citizens / Wielkie plany w rękach obywateli. He studied at the Faculty of Architecture at the Warsaw University of Technology and at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Recipient of scholarships granted by the Fulbright Program, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland, and the City of Warsaw. Assistant Professor at the Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture.

Mobirise
Mariusz Kaleta, PhD
Warsaw University of Technology

Assistant Professor in the Institute of Control and Computation Engineering at Warsaw University of Technology, the head of Intelligent Systems major. His main domain of expertise includes operations research, discrete optimization, decision support, management information systems, all together with modern information technologies like blockchain, Multiagent Systems, Model-driven Architecture, and focused on problem-solving and applications. Innovation, entrepreneurship, system and design thinking, and new methods in teaching lay at the center of Mariusz’s professional activities.  

Mobirise
Anna Rolewicz-Kalińska, PhD
Warsaw University of Technology

An expert in the field of sustainability, circular economy and waste management in particular. Since 2010, a researcher and lecturer at the Faculty of Building Services, Hydro and Environmental Engineering of Warsaw University of Technology. For over 15 years, she has been dealing with issues related to waste management, and in the last years with those related to the circular economy. In recent years, she has been involved in research in the field of sustainable urban development, including issues related to climate change. A participant of national and international research projects and technical studies in the field of sustainable industrial activity. For many years, she has been training business entities in the practical aspects of waste management and circular economy.

TIMETABLE

The summer school will be held between 15-28 September 2021 and will last 10 days. The meetings will take place in a hybrid way – 5 days online and 5 days at Warsaw University of Technology in Warsaw (15-18 September online classes, 20-24 September visit to Warsaw, 27-28 September online classes). 

Mobirise
BLOCK 1 (online)
September 15-17, 2021

The first three days of online meetings will be devoted to getting to know each other by students and tutors (workshop, self-presentations). In addition, students will be introduced to the basic knowledge of climate change and its complexity in the context of the functioning of the local systems.

BLOCK 2 (place-based, in Warsaw)
September 20-24, 2021

During their stay in Warsaw, students will work in international teams on the problem of climate change perceived in the perspective of the university campus. Each team will receive a different problem area. Work in teams will be supervised and supported by tutors. Each team will be assigned tutors. Additionally, mini-lectures introducing students to the techniques of solving complex project problems will be organized.

BLOCK 3 (online)
September 27-28, 2021

In this part, students will finish the design task and prepare for the final presentations. The tutors will support the teams in the process of preparing the final presentations. On the last day, there will be final presentations and a summary of the Summer School. After the end of the Summer School, students will have to prepare a report on the project in the form of a mini website. There will be a period of 3 weeks for the preparation of the report.

OUTCOMES

Participants who complete the course and present their results will receive a certificate of participation in the ENHANCE Summer School as well as a certificate of completion with 4 ECTS equivalence.

Syllabus

Climate changes – preparation of the „Green Campus” project (summer school, blended course)

Timing:
 - Block 1 (online): September 15-17, 2021
 - Block 2 (place-based, in Warsaw): September 20-24, 2021
 - Block 3 (online): September 27-28, 2021

Tutors: Katarzyna Bargieł, Anna Cudny, Artur Filip, Mariusz Kaleta, Anna Rolewicz-Kalińska
Course level: B.Sc. and M.Sc.
Course type: Online and place-based summer school (online lectures, online presentations, direct teamwork)

ECTS: 4 credit points

Organizing Unit: Warsaw University of Technology 

After the school students will:
 - understand the importance and complexity of climate change issues;
 - be familiar with basic ideas and theoretical concepts regarding climate change research;
 - know latest technology solutions being used regarding climate issues;
 - be able to identify the aspects influencing climate change in their local environment (city, campus, housing estate);
 - understand how local actions might influence long-term, global changes;
 - understand and be sensitive to citizen-led attempts to climate issues,
 - recognize the potential of university campuses and the possible progressive role of academic communities; 

Teaching Methods
Acquisition of knowledge and skills will be implemented through the use of the following techniques:
 - direct contact and transfer of knowledge by the tutor;
 - site-specific research;
 - product-oriented work;
 - group work and exchange of thoughts;
 - presentations and public discussions. 

Assessment methods
 - group and public presentations;
 - discussions;
 - engagement and project responsibility;
 - individual (partial) project tasks. 

The Summer School consists of three blocks (two online and one place-based in Warsaw). Participation in the School requires prior preparation, including reading the materials provided by the Tutors and preparing a self-presentation (in accordance with the instructions provided). After the end of the 10-day Summer School, students will have to prepare a report on the project in the form of a mini website.

Block 1 (online): September 15-17, 2021
The first three days of online meetings will be devoted to getting to know each other by students and tutors (workshop, self-presentations). In addition, students will be introduced to the basic knowledge of climate change and its complexity in the context of the functioning of the local systems.

Block 2 (place-based, in Warsaw): September 20-24, 2021
During their stay in Warsaw, students will work in international teams on the problem of climate change perceived in the perspective of the university campus. Each team will receive a different problem area. Work in teams will be supervised and supported by tutors. Each team will be assigned tutors. Additionally, mini-lectures introducing students to the techniques of solving complex project problems will be organized.

Block 3 (online): September 27-28, 2021
In this part, students will finish the design task and prepare for the final presentations. The tutors will support the teams in the process of preparing the final presentations. On the last day, there will be final presentations and a summary of the Summer School. After the end of the Summer School, students will have to prepare a report on the project in the form of a mini website. There will be a period of 3 weeks for the preparation of the report. 

BENEFITS OF ENHANCE SUMMER SCHOOL

International experience at Warsaw University of Technology

High quality teaching; intense courses during summer time

Based in one of the most beautiful cities of Poland, easy access from other ENHANCE cities

Cultural activities organized by Warsaw University of Technology

Building new contacts and networking in international academic environment

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Coronavirus information and recommendation
Only participants who:
 - have been fully vaccinated or
 - have recovered from COVID or
 - have a valid negative test taken 48 hours before crossing the border
will be allowed to attend face-to-face classes at the WUT campus. Masks will remain mandatory. 

Basic travel information can be found here:

 - Public Transport System in Warsaw https://www.wtp.waw.pl/en/
 - Application how to get to https://warszawa.jakdojade.pl/?locale=en
 - Polish Railway https://rozklad-pkp.pl/en
 - Bus connections https://www.polskibus.com/en/index.html

AIRPORT
Chopin Airport in Warsaw. The website includes an interactive arrival/departure timetable and information on transportation.
To reach WUT, take the bus 188 in front of the Airport Exit gates and get off at the METRO POLITECHNIKA stop. When you get off from the bus, you will need to walk about 950 m to PL. POLITECHNIKI 1

TAXIS IN WARSAW
Use only official companies (see below). Outside of Terminal 2 airport, there is a taxi rank. There, you will find official taxis waiting to take customers.
 - City Taxi +48 22 848 88 88
 - Wawa Taxi +48 22 333 44 44
 - Ele Taxi +48 22 811 11 11
 - MPT Taxi +48 22 19191
 - Sawa Taxi +48 22 644 44 44
 - Eco Car +48 123456789
There is also Uber and FreeNow.
Receipts are available

RAILWAY
To reach WUT from Central Railway Station, take the tram 10 in front of the CRS and get off at the Pl. POLITECHNIKI stop.  

We arranged for participants a budget price place in WUT dormitory DS Tatrzańska, in a 2-person segment with a bathroom.
Adres: ul. Tatrzańska 7a Warszawa, 00-742
To reach WUT dormitory from Chopin Airport, take the bus 188 / 175 in front of the Airport Exit gates, and get off at the METRO POLITECHNIKA stop. When you get off from the bus, you will need to walk to the bus stop DS Riviera 01 and take bus 131. You get off at bus stop Spacerowa 03 and walk 350 m to DS Tatrzańska - map with route
To reach WUT from dormitory, you need to take bus 131, Stępińska 02 - map with route


We also recommend that participants use portals such as booking.com and air bnb to look for short term rentals in Warsaw. 

Warsaw is the capital of Poland and its biggest city. The city was a witness of wars and the Warsaw Rising during the II World War (in 1944), during which it was almost completely destroyed. Rebuilt after the war, it has kept its historical atmosphere in the Old Town (which is included in the World Heritage List by UNESCO). Nowadays, Warsaw is Poland's business centre with headquarters of many international companies.
The city is divided into 18 districts. WUT Main Campus is located in the most central district called "Śródmieście".

Discover Warsaw - https://www.warsawtour.pl/en




We really believe that you will be fine with just English but just in case you want to feel more secure, you can find here some of the Polish words and names you will probably encounter on your way.

Warsaw University of Technology - Politechnika Warszawska
student card - legitymacja studencka
Dean's Office / Student office - dziekanat
dean - dziekan
Main Building of WUT - Gmach Główny PW
faculty - wydział
dormitory - akademik / dom studencki
examination period - sesja
room / office - pokój
opening hours - godziny otwarcia
student - student
library - biblioteka
canteen - stołówka
bus - autobus
tram - tramwaj
ticket - bilet
public transport monthly card - karta miejska
airport - lotnisko
Central Railway Station - Dworzec Centralny
City center - Centrum
Good morning / Good afternoon - Dzień dobry
Goodbye - Do widzenia
Thank you - Dziękuję
Please - Proszę
Excuse me - Przepraszam
Sorry, I don't speak Polish. - Przepraszam, nie mówię po polsku.
I don't understand. - Nie rozumiem.
Do you speak English? - Czy mówisz po angielsku?

ENHANCE ALLIANCE

ABOUT ENHANCE

The ENHANCE Alliance consists of 7 leading European technical universities: Berlin University of Technology, RWTH in Aachen, the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, the University of Technology in Milan, the University of Technology in Valencia and Warsaw University of Technology.

The Alliance educates a total of 245,000 students at the universities and employs over 41,300 people. Over the past 5 years, 4,400 employees and students of ENHANCE have participated in various exchange programs between universities being part of the Alliance. The partners obtained a total of over 4,050 patents.

The aim of the project is systemic, structural and permanent cooperation between the universities of the Alliance, which will lead to the development of new solutions that go beyond the existing models of cooperation.

The specific objectives adopted by ENHANCE universities include: the introduction of innovative teaching methods on a large scale, facilitating students to choose subjects from the offer of partner universities, creating a system facilitating the mobility of the academic community and reducing bureaucratic barriers.

Universities participating in the project will cooperate with associated partners – enterprises, city offices, student organizations, research networks, foundations and non-profit organizations.

More information: https://enhanceuniversity.eu/

MEMBERS

CONTACT

Anna Smulska - Warsaw University of Technology

Address

pl. Politechniki 1, 00-661 Warsaw, Poland

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