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Vienna training programme extends application deadline

The application deadline for a renowned Vienna-based design and engineering programme has been extended. Students and professionals alike in the fields of architecture and professions relating to the built environment, are being encouraged to apply for the Green.Building.Solutions. (GBS) summer school with applications now open until 15 July.

GBS brings together expertise from across the globe to identify ways to make buildings more sustainable – and with all study and social activities carried out in English, it is well-suited to participants from across the UK and Ireland. Participants can immerse themselves in a unique, intensive experience – developing new skills to design and build sustainable cities in an environment that includes workshops, lectures, fact-finding visits and insight from world-leading academics.

The not-for-profit programme takes place from 21 July to 12 August and is organised by the OeAD-Housing Office – part of Austria’s national agency for international mobility and cooperation in education, science and research. Run in association with national and international universities, including Vienna’s BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences and the Vienna University of Technology, the course is priced at €2,490 for professionals and €2,000 for students.

This cost includes all social activities, lessons and tours, as well as accommodation for participants throughout the duration of GBS in the first student dormitory in passive house standard worldwide (opened 2005) – giving an added perspective to participants’ experiences in Vienna. The accommodation is also included as part of the fee for almost a week after the programme, enabling those taking part to explore the city at leisure. 


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