International Summer Schools

From 1 to 3 October, the second session of the International Autumn School (EIA) "Teaching in the Digital Age" will take place at the Palais Lumière in Evian-les-Bains.

The International Autumn School is jointly organized by the Université Savoie Mont Blanc (USMB), the Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale (HES-SO) and the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), as part of the partnership within the RELIEF network (Réseau d'Échanges et de Liaisons entre Institutions d'Enseignement supérieur Francophones).

In a local context around the student project, this 2nd session of the EIA proposes to approach the influence of digital technology from the perspective of motivation. She will thus begin this reflection: can support on digital technology help to develop the student's motivation to learn? Student engagement is a real challenge for teaching teams. The challenge is to show how digital can support motivation in order to push everyone towards "self-fulfilment in the engagement of others. " (Maslow 2008).

All information and the registration form are available on the dedicated website

You can access the full program: here 

Suggested hosting (as part of the USMB contract)

Hôtel de de France:
59 rue Nationale - 74500 Evian
Tel: 00 33(0)4 50 75 00 36
Contact: reservations@hotel-france-evian.fr
Web: http://www.hotel-france-evian.fr/fr/index.php

The Littoral
9 Avenue de Narvik, 74500 Evian-les-Bains
Contact: info@hotellittoral.fr
Tel: 00.33(0)4 50 75 75 64 00
Web: http://hotel-littoral-evian.com

The Savoy ask for ALICIA
SAVOY HOTEL EVIAN
17 Quai Charles Besson
74,500 Evian les Bains
Tel: 00.33(0)4.50.50.83.83.15.00
Contact: savoyhotelevian@gmail.com
Web: www.hotel-evian-savoy.com

The Trade Winds ask for VERONIQUE
HOTEL ALIZE
2 avenue jean Leger - 74500 Evian-Les-Bains - France
Tel 00.33(0)4 50 75 75 49 49 - Fax +33 (0)4 50 75 50 50 40 -
Contact: contact@evian-hotels-alize.com
Web: www.hotel-alize-evian.com

"RENEWABLE ENERGIES, PROFITABLE ENERGIES"? CHAMONIX July 8-17, 2018

The University of Savoie Mont Blanc (USMB), University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières (UQTR), the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland (HES-SO) and theInternational Institute of Engineeringwater and environment in Burkina Faso (2iE) are organising their 4th International Renewable Energy Summer School.

Born in 2015, this international renewable energy summer school program (EIE-ENR) is a training project that aims to create a French-speaking centre of excellence in renewable energy, focusing on applied research and development. The 2018 edition to be held in Chamonix will address these energies through entrepreneurship. From July 8 to 17, 2018, the participants will be responsible for developing in groups business creation projects that will contribute to the development of renewable energy in North America, Europe and Africa.

Entrepreneurship at the service of local renewable energy development

During the 9 days of the summer school, participants will attend conferences and workshops on energy transition (climate, economic and societal issues), renewable energies (from solar to hydroelectricity, biomass and geothermal), intermittent management (grid and storage) and energy management and use (building, transportation and industry). They will also be trained in creativity techniques and entrepreneurship.

A significant part of the school will be dedicated to project-based learning during which the participants will be responsible for developing an entrepreneurship project as a group that contributes to the local development of renewable energies. All activities will be carried out under the supervision, facilitation and evaluation of international Francophone experts.

Program

To download the complete program, click on the pictures.

Terms of participation

The summer school is open to postgraduate students (doctoral or final year) from engineering, management, economics and business administration training courses. The school is also open to professionals and stakeholders from government and business circles in French-speaking countries.

The working language will be FRENCH.

Participation in the International Summer School will allow students to obtain 3 ECTS.

Registration process

All-inclusive package (course, accommodation, meals, excursions): 600€. Students from UQTR, USMB, HES-SO and 2IE will be able to benefit from a preferential rate (300€).

Online registration before May 31, 2018.

 

Consult previous editions of our Summer Schools

The University Savoie Mont Blanc, theUniversity of Quebec at Trois-Rivières (UQTR), the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, (HES-SO), and theInternational Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering (2IE) organized, at the end of August, their third International Renewable Energy Summer School (EIE-ENR) in Sion (Valais), Switzerland.

This summer school aims each year to identify elements for reflection and decision-making in the light of the successes achieved in the regions and countries of the organizing universities and elsewhere in the world, to raise various questions that will mark the next decade and to suggest some answers.

It is open to young researchers, decision-makers, professionals and stakeholders from government and business.

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THE SUMMER SCHOOL 2017

Since 2015, the University of Savoie Mont Blanc, theUniversity of Quebec at Trois-Rivières (UQTR), the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, (HES-SO), and theInternational Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering (2IE) organize each year an International Summer School on Renewable Energy in a different city. The first took place in Evian-les-Bains, France, the second in Shawinigan, Canada, and the very last one was therefore held in Sion, Switzerland.

This summer, more than 40 participants and experts from France, Canada, Gabon, Burkina Fasso and Switzerland gathered to discuss the latest innovations in the field of renewable energies and to live a multidisciplinary and multicultural experience.

During these 10 days of activities, the participants had the opportunity to deepen their knowledge through workshops, practical work, lectures and visits to the facilities of the Valais, a leader in the development of renewable energy sources in Switzerland.

Some 100 people, representing industry, academia and politics, participated in the thematic day on energy transition, organised by HES-SO and HES-SO Valais-Wallis as part of this International Summer School. Various ways to achieve greater energy efficiency for a sustainable transition were discussed by several speakers. The purpose of this event was to open the EIA-ENR to a non-academic audience, to compare the points of view and concerns of the various stakeholders in order to ensure the best possible energy future.

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The Savoie Mont Blanc University, the UQTR and the HES-SO are organizing the 2nd edition of their International Summer School on Renewable Energy

Published on Fri Jul 8, 2016

Building on its success in 2015, the International Summer School on Renewable Energy is back for a second consecutive year with a highly topical theme: "Renewable energies, profitable energies"?

L’University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières (UQTR), the HES-SO University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland (HES-SO), Université Savoie Mont-Blanc (USMB) andInternational Institute of Water and Environmental Engineering (2iE) invited several French, Swiss, Quebec and African experts to the Digihub in Shawinigan (Quebec, Canada), on August 14 or 24, 2016, to share with the participants their most up-to-date knowledge on the themes of storage and grid, biomass, hydropower, solar, hydrogen, building and energy renovation.

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IN THE PROGRAMME

The International Summer School allows students, researchers, decision-makers, professionals, public and business professionals to exchange with international experts (Switzerland, France, Quebec and Africa) to be inspired by the best practices of each country and to develop a new way of approaching energy issues.
For nearly 10 days, academics and experts will be asked to reflect with students on various topics such as: hydropower, biomass, hydrogen, solar energy and the energy efficiency of buildings, etc. The analysis of these different themes will be addressed both by technical analysis only through societal and economic issues.
On the agenda: conferences, workshops, group work, practical work, site visits, etc.

New features of the 2016 edition

New this year, the programming will include a general public component. The citizens of Shawinigan and Mauricie will therefore be invited to a dinner with the participants of the International Summer School, a thematic conference on Quebec's energy policy and a round table discussion on the energy policies of the four countries involved.

Other new features :

  • Back to COP 21
  • Energy renovation
  • Public conferences with the citizens of the City of Shawinigan
  • Competition on the theme of biomass:
    The team that presented the best forest and regional biorefinery project will be invited to the workshop "Mobilisation of forest biomass supply chains for bioenergy, biofuels and bioproducts: Challenges and opportunities" organized by the BioFuelNet Forestry Task Force and the International Energy Agency Bioenergy Task 43, on 22 September 2016 at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver).

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A PROMISING COLLABORATION IN THE FIELD OF RENEWABLE ENERGIES

If these three institutions are working together to organize this international event, it is because they share a recognized expertise in the field of renewable energies:

Scientific Committee

Benoît StutzUniversity of Savoie Mont Blanc
Gilles FraisseUniversity of Savoie Mont Blanc
Etienne WurtzUniversity of Savoie Mont Blanc
Simon BarnabéUniversity of Quebec
in Trois-Rivières
Pierre BernardUniversity of Quebec
in Trois-Rivières
Stéphane CitherletHES-SO University of Applied Sciences
of Western Switzerland
Olivier NaefHES-SO University of Applied Sciences
of Western Switzerland
Yézouma CoulibalyInternational Institute of Water Engineering
and the environment

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Savoie Mont Blanc University, UQTR and HES-SO organized their international summer school on renewable energies

Published on Sat 15 August 2015

Savoie Mont Blanc University, UQTR, University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières and the HES-SO, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland organized in Evian-les-Bains, from 27 August to 5 September 2015, an international summer school on renewable energies with the theme : Renewable energies, profitable energies?

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A PROMISING COLLABORATION IN THE FIELD OF RENEWABLE ENERGIES

If these three establishments have come together to organize this international event, it is because they share a recognized expertise in the field of renewable energies:

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The Scientific Committee:

Benoît StutzUniversity of Savoie Mont Blanc
Gilles FraisseUniversity of Savoie Mont Blanc
Etienne WurtzUniversity of Savoie Mont Blanc
Simon BarnabéUniversity of Quebec at Trois-Rivières
Pierre BenardUniversity of Quebec at Trois-Rivières
Cécile Münch-AllignéHES-SO University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland
Stéphane GenoudHES-SO University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland

IN THE PROGRAMME

For nearly 10 days, academics and experts shared with students on various topics such as: hydropower, biomass, hydrogen, solar energy and energy efficiency in buildings, etc. The analysis of these different themes was seen both by the technical analysis and by the societal and economic challenges.

On the agenda: conferences, workshops, group work, practical work, site visits, etc.

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A SUMMER SCHOOL IN AN EXCEPTIONAL ENVIRONMENT CONDUCIVE TO REFLECTION ON ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

On the shores of the largest lake in Western Europe

At an altitude of 372 m, Lake Geneva, the largest lake in Western Europe, is a lake of glacial origin (former Rhone glacier). A link between France and Switzerland, it has a temperate climate favourable to southern vegetation. From a maximum depth of about 315 m, its restoration since the 1980s has prevented its eutrophication and degradation. It is currently home to the southernmost population of Arctic Char in Europe.

In Evian-les-Bains, a city of water, nature and congresses

Nestled between the lake and the mountains, Evian-les-Bains benefits from a truly exceptional natural environment, which has given it its reputation as an international tourist and spa resort.

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THE INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL IN FIGURES

  • 3 organizing countries
  • 9 days of work
  • 2 days of field excursion
  • 30 conferences
  • More than 20 researchers mobilized
  • 21 students
  • 7 countries represented: Canada, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Morocco, Switzerland

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To know more about it: here

Contacts : here

Photo credits: Clément Villemont

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