731007 Economics, management and social sciences: their application in rural development

Seminar and field trip
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Wytrzens, Hans Karl
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction


In 2023, the Summer School will be held in Warsaw, Poland and lasts for 6 days and additional 2 - 3 days for arrival and the return trip are planned. During the Summer School every student will present his or her paper in class, where it will be discussed. The aim is to get feedback of one’s work, which will be done especially by the students, who commented the paper before the Summer School started and the professors. In between teachers from the different universities will give lectures about their current research topic and specialisation. There they will address up to date rural development problems and convey the latest status of research. Also one excursion will be organised for the participants and – by using practical examples – students will carry out a case study of a rural development project and present it in class.


Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)


This Summer School is an international cooperation within the scope of the Euroleague for Life Sciences (ELLS) and is organised by faculties and departments that focus on economics, management and social sciences from BOKU Vienna, CULS Prague, SGGW Warsaw and Wageningen University in cooperation with the University of Hohenheim, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the University of Copenhagen and is also open for students from other universities. It addresses rural development issues in interdisciplinary views and aims to bring students and teachers from various countries and fields of work together in order to discuss subjects, to exchange knowledge, to improve the quality of students’ work and to improve the skills of students in a practical project. The Summer School offers the possibility for students to present their drafts of their works (PhD or master theses) and to develop them. During the course issues of rural development will get presented and argued in order to expand the knowledge of the participating students and to talk about actual topics and problems of rural development. Additionally, an excursion will be organized so as to actually view and discuss some issues of rural development.

You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.