Sustainable Construction from Re-use to New-use

Teaching Sustainable Construction from Re-use to New-use

Sustainable Construction from Re-use to New-use

Summer School - August 26 - September 05, 2020

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*Summer School postponed to Summer 2021*

Dear all,
the Directors Board decided to postpone the Summer School to next year, during summer 2021. The decision was difficult but we realized that doing a school without laboratories, practical activities, technical visits and social part was no sense.

In order to give the opportunity to professors, scholars, experts and students to meet and discuss about the important issues related to sustainability in constructions, a one day online Symposium will be organized on September 3, 2020. For further information, please visit the following link:

The summer school «Sustainable Construction» is organized by the Department of Civil Engineering (DICIV) and the Department of Information and Electric Engineering and Applied Mathemathics (DIEM) of the University of Salerno (UNISA), in cooperation with the Faculty of Civil Engineering and International Relations Department of Riga Technical University (RTU), Latvia.

August 26 – September 5, University of Salerno, Italy

«Sustainability» is one of the world’s most talked about but least understood words. Its meaning is often clouded by differing interpretations and by a tendency for the subject to be treated superficially. Traditionally the concept of sustainability embraces the preservation of the environment, as well as critical development-related issues such as the efficient use of resources, continual social progress, stable economic growth, and the eradication of poverty.


The summer school is aimed to provide new generation of participants with the ability to develop interdisciplinary thinking.

The scientific programme will include the following fields:

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering and Applied Physics
  • Sustainable construction in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Building materials for Sustainable construction
  • Sustainable design principles
  • Practical implementation of Sustainable construction principles.

Following the success of the first two editions, the program will be very similar to past years. The activities will include seminars, workshops, practical and theoretical lessons, lectures of famous scientists from some international universities and research institutes, visits to industrial enterprises, laboratories. In addition, interdisciplinary teams will be formed in the students group, to work on assigned projects. The tutorship for the project making will be provided by professors, researchers, postdocs and PhD students of the organizing Departments. The theoretical and practical lectures will be provided by national and international professors and experts of Sustainable constructions.

The summer school represents an important chance to improve your skills and to develop your abilities in the sustainable construction domain, as well as to boost the networking, the cooperation and the interdisciplinary thinking.
Social events, excursions and other activities will be proposed too. Visits to Greek and Roman cultural sites and to the beautiful landscapes of the Salerno coasts will let you fall in an immersive experience of the Italian culture.

Study credits

Up to 6 ECTS credit points will be awarded upon completion of the program, according to the home institute rules.

Your profile

Education background

  • Master students
  • Postgraduates and PhD students

Familiar with:

  • Calculus
  • General Physics
  • Basics of building materials and structures
  • Basics of technological design of Architecture


  • English fluency
  • Appreciate the experience of learning from and working with qualified professionals
  • You are a creative person
  • Team working
  • Proactive

Partecipation fees

The registration fees for the summer school are:

  • € 600, for students coming from partner Universities and institutes;
  • € 800, for other students.

The registration fees cover accommodation in double or triple rooms, from August 26 (check-in date) to September 5 (check-out date), including breakfast. Single room with extra charge can be provided upon request and according to availability at the time of the registration. The fees cover also all the scientific, educational and social activities of the school.

The participants will have to cover their travel expenses to/from Salerno and the health insurance.

Partial scholarships could be awarded, upon request, to applicants that do not benefit of other grants. In the scholarship review process, only applications of candidates who have been accepted to participate in the Summer School will be reviewed.

The registration fees will be accepted only by bank transfer, not later than June 19, 2020. Payments can be split in two parts upon request, after agreement with the organizing institute. More details about the payment procedure will be provided after the notification of acceptance.

Application and deadlines

*Extended deadline*: May 15, 2020

The deadline for submitting the application is April 30, 2020

When applying, please enclose the following documents in English:

  1. Application form, according to the template on the website (mandatory)
  2. Curriculum Vitae in either English or Italian (mandatory)
  3. Certified copy of University diploma (mandatory only for graduates);
  4. Copy of the most recent academic transcript, with details about courses and marks (mandatory)
  5. Letter of motivation, 1 page (mandatory)
  6. Recommendation letter from one of the applicant’s previous lecturers, mentors, etc.

More documents may be requested during the evaluation process. The confirmation of acceptance will be sent by email to the candidates not later than May 31, 2020.


The organizing committee will be happy to answer all the questions concerning scientific program and logistics, which might occur before or during the summer school

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