ELLS Summer School on Bioeconomy 2021

16 - 27 August 2021

Gregor-Mendel-Straße 33, 1180 Vienna, Austria

Application open until May 15th, 2021

How are we going to transform our economy from fossil-based to bio-based? Join the ELLS Summer School on Bioeconomy and find answers! The summer school is taking place at BOKU from August 16th to 27th.  Topics will range from biomass & circular food production, sustainability analysis, bio-technology to ethical aspects. Next to lectures held by experts in their field from ELLS partner universities, you will have the chance to discuss these topics with students from all over the world and participate in several excursions to innovative bioeconomic businesses situated around Vienna.

Save your spot now & be part of the transformation!

This summer school is a joint teaching program by the Euro League for Life Sciences - ELLS Subject Area “Bioeconomy”.

Course Content
The two-week summer course offers an interdisciplinary introduction to several aspects on the concept of Bioeconomy. The urgent question of how a transformation from a fossil- to a biobased economy could be possible, as well as current problems connected to it, is the core of this summer school.  

A combination of lectures and excursions will cover the making of our most essential products - food, materials and energy – and how they can be produced within a bioeconomic system. Topics will include the production of and also problems of agricultural and forest materials, biomass, circular food production, an introduction to sustainability analysis of biobased chains, food technology as well as ethical and socio-economic aspects concerning bioeconomy. Therefore, the whole life-cycle of bio-based materials is covered.

The program includes, next to lectures, lab and field excursions, a five-week e-learning course prior to the attendance in Vienna. Our presenters are partly from BOKU, and partly from ELLS partner universities.

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