About Summer University

What is a SU ?

The Summer University is an event that takes place during summer between one and four weeks in most of the cities that AEGEE is present. Understanding and exploring the multicultural dimension of the European continent, removing national borders, fighting for tolerance and creating open-minded citizens are some of the reasons why 20 to 50 young Europeans from all over Europe come together in each Summer University to taste the diversity of multiculturalism.

 

WHO is behind it?

The Summer University Coordination Team is responsible for the good functioning and development of the project during their term of one year. Throughout this period various tasks are being carried out: from approving Summer Universities registered by AEGEE locals to publishing PR materials and printing the booklet that includes information about all Summer Universities. Moreover, the Summer University Coordination Team helps Summer University organisers by providing them with advice on how to organise such an event successfully and informs future Summer University participants about the application procedure and the general concept of AEGEE Summer Universities.

After all Summer Universities are finished, the Summer University Coordination Team collects evaluations submitted by participants to check the quality of the events and combine them with the marks given by SUCT according to submission of the reports and content of their event. Then, SUCT publishes a list according to the total points.

Every year SUCT announces contests on different categories such as ‘Best Photography on different topics’, ‘Best Video’, ‘Best T-shirt Design’ , etc.; and announce them during Autumn Agora and on the webpage.

What is more, every year the Summer University Coordination Team organises a training for future Summer University organisers: the Summer University Project School (SUPS), which is done in cooperation with the AEGEE-Academy.

SUCT 2015 -2016: 

Lucia Gavulová (AEGEE-Bratislava) – Project Manager & FR responsible

Carolina Beatriz Alfano (AEGEE-Salerno) -Content Manager & Treasurer

Yevgeniya Gagarkina (AEGEE-Kyiv) – Public Relations Responsible

Philipp Blum (AEGEE-Aachen) – Information Technology Responsible & Materials

Maryane Semenyek (AEGEE-Lviv) & Ander Guerrero (AEGEE-Zaragoza) – Appointed CD Members

SUCT 2014 -2015: 

Georgia Grolliou (AEGEE-Thessaloniki) – Project Manager

Ksenia Lupanova (AEGEE-Moscow) – Publications Responsible

Suzan Dilara Tokac (AEGEE-Eskisehir) – Public Relations Responsible

Antonis Triantafyllakis (AEGEE-Heraklio) – Information Technology Responsible 

Ioana Duca (AEGEE-Cluj Napoca) – Appointed CD Member

A Little Bit History:

The Summer University Project was born in 1988, with the intention to promote European integration. So was the Summer University Coordination Team, which is the body responsible for the implementation of the Summer University project within AEGEE.

“Last month AEGEE was exactly three years old.” It was with these words that the first edition of the Summer University booklet started, in 1988. During the first year, AEGEE presented 11 courses in 10 different cities, for 290 participants. The courses were in 6 languages: Catalan, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch and French.

  • In 1989, there were already 16 courses and, for the first time, it was possible to study Greek and Computer Sciences.
  • In 1990, Summer Universities took place in 23 cities, with courses in 9 different languages and also other subjects.
  • In 1991, 1638 people applied for the 887 avaliable places. They came from 91 cities all over Europe and 37 courses were organised that year.
  • In 1992, AEGEE offered 57 courses in 52 places, with classes of German, Danish, English, Dutch, Greek, Spanish, Catalan, Italian, French, Romanian, Hungarian, Russian, Czech, Bulgarian, and also theatre, economics, geology, architecture, photography, folklore, journalism, statistics, law, sports and arts.
  • In 1993, AEGEE organised 68 courses in 72 different European cities, with classes in 16 different languages (Bulgarian, Catalan, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian) and 10 other subjects (communication, computers, environment, politics, sports, water sciences).
  • In the year of 1994, AEGEE could look back at 81 courses in 92 different European cities with 16 languages taught (Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, English, Dutch, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish) and 13 other subjects (associations’ organisation, communication, computers, culture, European law, gastronomy, folklore, history, navigation, philosophy, photography, politics, sports). 4028 persons applied and more than half of them participated in a Summer University that year. Today, more than 20 years later, the project continues to be just as popular.

 

 

You can find more detailed information at SUCT webpage. 

Here you can find the timeline 2015 – 2016.

If you have any question feel free to contact us at suct@aegee.org. Also like our Facebook page and keep an eye for the updates.