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The Economics of Vibrant Cities (VU Amsterdam Summer School)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Certificate / Diploma Summer course Amsterdam

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study Economics, commerce, management and accounting
Course summary Study in Amsterdam, one of the world's most densely populated cities, and explore the economic forces that drive urbanization. Consider why some cities are successful and others not.
Course description Half the world's population now lives in cities, and in a few decades from now the world's urban population will be larger than the entire global population today. This wave of urbanization affects an unprecedented number of people. It brings great opportunities, but also raises important societal and policy challenges. This course leads students through the economic forces that drive urbanization and explores pressing questions such as: Why are some cities thriving, while others struggle? What types of firms and people want to cluster in space, and why? What does economic theory teach us about policy challenges that metropolitan areas face, such as crime, segregation, traffic congestion, and environmental pollution, and what are the pros and cons of the instruments available to tackle these challenges? The course combines lectures with field work and excursions in and around Amsterdam; one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world, capital of one of the most densely populated countries in the world, and an international economic and trade center since the 17th century. Featured excursions include a visit to the port of Amsterdam.
Study subjects -
Course objectives -
ECTS credits 3.00
Duration 2 week(s)
full-time
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, excursion, group discussion, literature study, seminar, tutorial, workshop, self study
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About the institution

Department -
Information about the institution Ever since it was founded in 1880, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has been known for its distinctive approach to knowledge. VU is an open organization, strongly linked to people and society.

Admission

Admission requirements
Language requirements
Professional experience required -
Duration 2 week(s)
full-time
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
6 Jul 2019 1 May 2019 -
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)n.a.€ 1150€ 1150

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.

Scholarships

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Contact

Contact information for the study programme

Amsterdam Summer School

www.amsterdamsummerschool.nl

amsterdamsummerschool@vu.nl

Contact information for the institution

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study info

contact@vu.nl

Telephone number +31 (20) 59 8642
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