Summer University 2014

9468773733_b1fbc83d23_zAn integral part of the project ALTECS is a three week long Summer University. From July 28th to August 15th 2014 28 students – 16 students from Austria and 12 students from the Slovak Republic – had the opportunity to advance their knowledge about sustainable regional development in lectures, seminars and excursions.


The program of the ALTECS Summer University covered a variety of topics concerning future-oriented regional development. This included topics such as ‘Sustainability Transitions’, ‘Organic Agriculture’ and ‘Innovation and Entrepreneurship’. The working language was English.

You can find more details about the program of the ALTECS Summer University here.

Student Projects

In the course of the Summer University the students, together with 14 Austrian as well as Slovak small and medium sized enterprises, developed solutions to concrete problems, and could thus gain a deep understanding of real-world challenges of sustainable regional development.

9483344783_dc95389d11_zThe projects developed by the students are further implemented in the months following the Summer University until November 2014.

Here you can find more information about the ALTECS student projects.

No Participation Fees

There are no participation fees for the ALTECS Summer University – the only costs incurred concern arrival and departure (about 30€), accommodation and living expenses (such as food costs).

An approximation of the expenses for one day in Austria contains:

  • Food: 10€-30€ (at the OeAD dormitories a kitchen is available)
  • Housing: 20€ (see below)
  • Public transport ticket: 3€


Students visiting Vienna stayed at the OeAD Student dormitories at Molkereistrasse, in Trnava at the dormitories of STU MTF.

Elearning Platform

We provide an elearning platform for the ALTECS Participants at