The QS Summer School Summit is the world’s premier forum for networking and knowledge sharing on summer schools and other short-term academic programmes. Short-term academic mobility is a growing trend and provides opportunities for international learning to groups of students who might otherwise not have benefitted from this experience.
Especially in emerging countries, short-term programmes are a highly effective tool for overcoming barriers to student mobility, both inbound and outbound. Although “low tech”, summer schools are an important part of the higher education innovation process, complementing on-line learning trends and offering opportunities for experiential learning, new learning formats and courses and greater student choice.
With new components planned, including a “Summer School Starter Workshop” for universities intending to start a summer school, much excitement awaits the 4th QS Summer School Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa this December.