Greetings from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (top 1 university in Spain, top 200 in the World). We hope this email finds you, your students, your staff, and loved ones well during these uncertain times.
As most other summer programs around the world, UAM’s Summer Schools were cancelled for the summer 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, things look much brighter for the next edition, and our dates are confirmed for the summer 2021. We very much hope you will have some students interested. Application period is already open!
I kindly ask you to circulate among your students the attached information about our traditional and new summer schools. Detailed information can be found on our new websites:
· Summer School of Economics and Business (28 June-23 July 2021): https://uamsseb.education/
Four of our regular 6-ECTS credit courses, taught in English, in an intensive 4-week format (choose 1 or 2):
a) Environmental Economics and Policy Analysis
b) International Finance
c) Global Marketing
d) Doing Business in Spain
· A Multidisciplinary Approach to Climate Change (12-23 July 2021): https://climate.enveco.es/
An intensive 2-week study program that offers a multidisciplinary course, taught in English, with two versions:
a) 3 ECTS credits: only the classes at UAM
b) 6 ECTS credits: additionally to the classes, a directed study under the direction of one of the professors of the program
Both summer schools bring together students from all over the world in a truly international environment. The academic excellence of our summer courses is complimented by social and cultural events, as well as field trips, which are not offered during the regular Fall and Spring semesters.
Regarding COVID-19, please notice that:
· Since September 2020, UAM has been operating with face-to-face classes on Campus, despite a second wave of COVID-19 across Europe. Thanks to current protocols, UAM has been running smoothly, without outbreaks or contagions caused by the classes.
· Spain already has a vaccination plan against COVID-19 that is expected to start in January 2021. It is anticipated that by summer the entire population of Spain will be vaccinated, but by May a situation will have been reached that will allow the current restrictions to be relaxed.
Therefore, we expect that our Summer Schools will be held in a similar way to previous years and with 100% face-to-face classes, but with a few precautions. The most significant difference for students is that we expect the use of masks to remain mandatory. Please, check our webs for full details on COVID-19, which will be updated, as necessary.