SUMMER SCHOOL 2021: call for application

SUMMER SCHOOL 2021: call for application


 Sustainability in the 4th Industrial Revolution”

The 4Th HEdIS Summer School will work towards:

  • Development of a curriculum for ICT and sustainability
  • Academic paper development for participants.



South African students may attend physically or virtually (data and/or space with connectivity will be provided where required). German students will attend remotely; however, they can attend in person at the Summer School host venue should COVID-19 regulations and finances permit.

Main venue for hosting: Monkey Valley Resort, Noordhoek, Cape Town, South Africa

Dates: 29th August – 04th September 2021

Follow this link to apply. Applications close on 20th May 2021.

Submit: Curriculum Vitae, a motivation letter and a paper abstract of maximum 450 words.

If you would like your paper to be considered for publication in a Springer book chapter, then you need to submit an extended abstract (2 pages, references included). Click here for details on the book call for contribution!

Outcomes of the applications for the Summer School will be communicated by 30th June 2021.

The Summer School organisation will cover the participants’ accommodation, meals and transport related to the activities; alternatively data expenses for those attending the event virtually.


 Applicants should be registered doctoral candidates or Post Doc fellows at any of the participating universities. Masters students in their final year with good credentials will be considered.

Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in a field related to IT or social and/or economic sustainability.

The following will be an added advantage: (i) Any qualifications or experience related to teaching or tutoring (ii) Peer reviewed publications.


  • Expose and support the participants to work in a diverse, interdisciplinary, and multicultural team environment
  • Contribute towards development of curricula on Data Analysis and Technologies for Social Entrepreneurship
  • Develop academic soft skills such as communication, co-authoring, and scientific writing
  • Present the participants with the opportunity to co-author and publish in a Springer book.


  • An understanding of contextual factors that influence ICT for sustainability in the 4IR
  • Developed skills to collaborate in research and co-authoring in inter and intra-disciplinary projects
  • Acquired skills to apply methods, strategies, and frameworks for curricula development and academic writing
  • A clear understanding of the academic publication process.
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