International Summer Schools at the Pallas Athena
In 2008, the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation embarked on an initiative to advance scientific research by establishing and exclusively funding a series of International Summer Schools on various subjects; the environment was selected as the first area of study. The organizing bodies are Greek universities and research centres and the initiative’s main objective is for 30 Greek and foreign postgraduate and postdoctoral students to participate annually, free of charge, attending lectures conducted by invited speakers from Greece and abroad.
The 1st International Summer School focused on ‘Climate—Climate Change—Impacts’. It was organized by the Department of Meteorology-Climatology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUT) in collaboration with the Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) and held on the Foundation’s premises in the Pallas Athena building from July 8 to July 15, 2009. Additional information may be found on the Summer School’s website at http://latsissummerschoolclimate.geo.auth.gr/ .
The 2nd International Summer School focusing on ‘Mediterranean Marine Ecosystems: Functioning and Evolution’ was organized by the Institute of Oceanography of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR). It was held in the Pallas Athena building from July 1 to July 15, 2010. Additional information is available on the Summer School’s website at http://www.hcmr.gr/latsisfoundationsummerschool2010 . The Summer School video is available here.
The 3rd International Summer School focuses on “Mediterranean agroforestry and its role in the present environmental challenges” and will be held at Pallas Athena from July 4th to July 15th, 2011. Co-organisers are the following institutions:
a) the Technological Education Institute of Lamia – Department of Forestry and Natural Environment Management, Greece
b) the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Faculty of Forestry and Natural Environment, Greece
c) the University of Florence – Department of Sciences for Plant Production, Soil and Agroforestry Environment, Italy
d) the University of Extremadura, Department of Plant Biology, Ecology and Land Sciences, Spain
Additional information is available on the Summer School’s website at: http://summerschool.karp.teilam.gr/ .
Series of Summer Schools at University of Trento, Italy
The John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation signed an agreement with Trento University, Department of Economics, for the funding of a series of Summer Schools for the period 2009-2018 in the field of Adaptive Economic Dynamics. This program was supported in the past by the Latsis Group of companies for its high scientific caliber and its exceptional organization.