Summer School 2021


The Caucasus Summer School (CSS) aims to encourage global, regional, and national knowledge exchanges, the identification of suitable models, and the improvement of higher education teaching and learning practices in the Caucasus. The CSS is a statutory event of the Scientific Network for the Caucasus Mountain Region (SNC-mt) established back in 2016 within the framework of the project, “Supporting Sustainable Mountain Development in the Caucasus”, financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). 

The Second Caucasus Summer School will be organized by the SNC-mt and its Coordination Unit (Sustainable Caucasus) with scientific advice and input for the event provided by the Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Science and Ilia State University with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

The main objective of Caucasus Summer School 2021 is to introduce students to the principles of identifying and assessing mountain hazards and their causes; to provide them with basic skills for disaster risk mapping, as well as to integrate their data into the wider scope of the SMD study, and to become familiar with the basics of DRR & DRM.