Presentation - Mountains in a changing world
COVID-19 pandemic update:
In light of the pandemic, we are sorry to announce that the program has been cancelled.
We however intend to implement this course in the year 2020-21. This page will be updated when the dates and contents have been decided on. Don't hesitate to write for questions or comments!
Experts from a wide range of disciplines will offer a rich, interdisciplinary view of Alpine history, culture, people and environment, in this short program taught in the heart of the Alps.
From June 22nd to July 10th, the program covers topics as diverse as tourism, climate change, earth sciences and history.

The course also takes you beyond the classroom and into the mountains in a series of field trips and case studies tied to the latest in current research.

Participants will discover and experience from the neighbouring mountain ranges:

  • Key notions on climate change: observe the Mont-Blanc glaciers
  • The role and responsibilities of the Metropolis - urbanism as a tool for policy-makers
  • Arts and mountain landscapes
  • Make a geological transect
  • The richness and missions of the Lautaret Alpine Botanical garden
  • The history of human beings in the Alps
  • Economic policies : tourism diversification, changing local cultural practices
  • And more: sleep in a mountain shelter, hike to the Chenaillet Ophiolites, debate with a member of IPCC…

During your free time, enjoy the French art de vivre : good food, good friends, good times ! And if you are interested in culture and history, check out UNESCO Heritage sites medieval Lyon and Papal Avignon for your week-end excursions.

Applications were set to April 15th 2020

Published on  February 26, 2020
Updated onApril 20, 2020