Trifels Summer School

For the fourth time this year we will host the Trifels Summer School - a great event, offered by the association "Verein Begegnungszentrum Kurhaus Trifels e.V."

Scientiest of differenct areas and from different universities come together to discuss scientific questions and topics which are relevant to the modern society.

The 4th Summer School at Kurhaus Trifels 2017

The fourth Trifels Summer School will focus on "Future cities - Research for a Sustainable Urban Development". The Summer School is intended for PhD students in all subjects with interest in urban development research. It will take place from July 17 to July 21 at Kurhaus Trifels.

This year's Summer School will be organized by the KIT Graduate School for Climate and Environment ("GRACE") and KIT's Urban Research team.

More information are provided in the Trifels Summer School 2017 flyer.

Please feel free to download the full Programme here.

Trifels Conversations 2017

Like every year, Trifels Summer School will end with the Trifels Conversations, a public panel discussion which is open and free to everyone who is interested. This year's panel discussion with the topic "Future-orientated mobility betweed the citiy and its surroundings" picks up the Summer School's topic and focusses on an aspect which is particularly relevant to the public.

What does the future look like? How and where will we live? How do we commute from our home to our workplace? And last but not least: How can we make this lifestyle agree with the protection of climate and environment? Those are questions we should all be interested in.

The official flyer of this year's Trifels Conversations:


The 3rd Summer School at Kurhaus Trifels 2016

The third Summer School took place in September 2016 at Kurhaus Trifels and was organised by Landau University. The topic: "Risk-competent society - How to make decisions in an uncertain world"

The event ended with a public panel discussion, the "Trifels conversations". bri

One of the participants wrote a very nice and detailed report about the event. You can read it --> here.  (It's written in English).

The 2nd Summer School at Kurhaus Trifels 2015

In September 2015, the second Trifels Summer School took place. The year's topic was "The Energy of the Future". During the public panel discussion ("Trifels conversations"), the reorganisation of the energy system was discussed.


 Fotos: C. Sehrt

The 1st Summer School at Kurhaus Trifels 2014

 --> Read the report. (in German)