25th International Summer University - Dancing with Uncertainty
2020-06-15 14:39:00

25th International Summer University - Dancing with Uncertainty

Trials and Transformations in Central and Eastern Europe, 1989 to COVID-19

29th June – 3rd July 2020, Kőszeg, Hungary

Application deadline: June 22, 2020

Organized by the Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg (iASK) and the Institute for Social and European Studies (ISES), in cooperation with the University of Pannonia, Erasmus+ Program, and the UNESCO Chair of Kőszeg

ISU 2020 is special this year for two reasons: it is the 25th anniversary of the summer universities in Kőszeg, and with the COVID-19 situation it will be their first online ISU.
The goal is to review the last three decades and the present, and answers to the question: where are we heading?

Preliminary Program

Invited speakers

Participation fee: 0 EUR

Applicants should send the following documents to isu2020@iask.hu:

Eligibility: Advanced MA and PhD students and young researchers, as well as social entrepreneurs, who have a keen academic or professional interest in the topics.

More information: https://iask.hu/en/xxv-international-summer-university-dancing-with-uncertainty/ 


History of the ISU (1996 - 2020)
Since 1996 the international summer university has been a great opportunity for experts, activists, practitioners, policymakers, researchers, social scientists, and students to meet and discuss contemporary challenges and international cooperation.
The International Summer University has been focused on the creation, accumulation, and dissemination of new knowledge. Through a multidisciplinary approach, we will engage with the complex relationship between political, ideological, economic, and cultural dynamics of integration and disintegration in Europe. Politicians, social scientists, practitioners, cultural heritage experts, and artists will ensure an exciting experience for participants. We invited students to apply who are interested in local, national, regional, and transnational processes in a diverse and changing European space.


Proclamation of the International Day of Mathematics


The 40th Session of the UNESCO General Conference has proclaimed the date of March 14th as International Day of Mathematics to hightlight the important role that Mathematical sciences play in the understanding of major societal and planetary challenges such as climate change, reversing biodiversity loss, counteracting sea level rise, and forecasting population growth worldwide and associated food needs. 

Veszprém Designated as UNESCO Creative City in the field of music


Veszprém is amongst the 66 new cities that were designated UNESCO Creative Cities at the end of October 2019 by the decision of Secretary General Audrey Azoulay. Veszprém, designated UNESCO Creative City in the field of music, is the first of its field in Hungary and second Creative City: the first being Budapest, in the field of design.