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1. Q: I am a local student. May I take part in the Go East Summer School 2017?
A: Yes of course. Go East Summer School 2017 is organised both for foreign and local students.
2. Q: How am I supposed to apply?
A: Only by application form available via website. (Apply here)
3. Q: Do I obtain any certificate for taking part in the summer school?
A: Yes. A certificate confirming your participation will be issued at the end of the summer school. What is
more, formal certificate confirming the number of ECTS, learning outcomes and workload will be sent after the
process of assessment is completed.
4. Q: What are the relevant selection criteria?
A: The selection process guarantees multicultural and multidisciplinary character of teams which will work on
5. Q: What are the rules for obtaining ECTS points?
A: Summer School offers 4 ECTS points for active participation and
positive assessment of a final project presentation and a final report.
6. Q: When is the due date of sending the final report?
A: Final report should be sent in two weeks after the end of the summer school.
7. Q: Are there any available national language courses on TUL?
A: Yes, Technical University of Lodz offers September Intensive Polish Course. More information are provided in here.
8. Q: Who may apply for the Go East Summer School 2017?
A: Students of BA degree studies of Industrial Design programmes. Students of other engineering or management
BA programmes are welcomed if they want to study Industrial Design or similar MA programme.
9. Q: What topics may I expect to be raised during the Go East Summer School 2017?
A: During Go East Summer School 2017 we will mainly facus on topics such as:
– Challenges of demographic trends in European societies characterized by a growing number of aging
– Integrating senior population into urban space
– Withholding isolation of seniors and creating rewarding relations with younger generations in the city.
– Finding favourable concepts for future solutions depends on the insightful research of needs and
expectations of both target groups, people aged 65 and above as well as young people.
The Inclusive Communities Summer School is based upon a user-centred approach and creates
an opportunity for its participants to learn it in practice, develop a more human-oriented attitude in
research and engineering design as well as enhance important transferable skills like working in an
international team, solving problems, making autonomous decisions.
Each team will be working on a different problem formulated by an expert team that consists of a TUL
researcher and an external entity such as a company, public or private institution, which will be actively
participating in the project execution.
10. Q: What will be the working mode: individual or teamwork?
A: The students will be working in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams on the topics related to
inclusive communities for the old and the young. They will use English as a language of communication. One
week before the start of the summer school the teams will do preliminary research on the problem that they
will be working on together. The results of their work will be uploaded on an interactive platform to be
viewed by all adequate parties involved in the project.
11. Q: What people should I expect to be in the team?
A: A team will consist of at least three different cultures including one Polish speaker, who might help in a
quicker orientation in the cultural environment. Each team will be facilitated by an
academic mentor representing TUL or a partner University as well as a journeyman, a senior student
who has a more substantial experience in team project in a multicultural context. Both mentors and
journeymen will be available for full-time consultation throughout the period of the Summer School.
12. Q: How the project progress will be checked?
A: The project progress will be checked daily in the form of tutoring by at least two or three-mentor team
and the milestone progress will be evaluated at team presentation sessions.
13. Q: How the teams will be formed?
A: There will be a two-week virtual period before the Summer School during which the teams will be formed. Team
members will have an opportunity to get acquainted with one another as well as with the mentors.
14. Q: What will be the methodology, based on which the Summer School will be organised?
A: Go East Summer School 2017 will implement principles of human-centred design and use original educational
methods developed at IFE in this field.