The Potsdam Summer School 2024 will be conducted at the Research Institute for Sustainability – Helmholtz Centre Potsdam (RIFS), the University of Potsdam, and the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI),

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Check-In Hotel

During the Potsdam Summer School 2024 participants coming from outside Berlin/Potsdam will stay at the: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Potsdam

Address:

Am Kanal 15
14467 Potsdam
Germany

Contact Front Desk: +49 331-769940
E-Mail:  info@hiex-suites-potsdam.de

SUNDAY, September 15, 2024
Check-In

Check-in will be available from 3:00 p.m. If you arrive earlier, please, check prior to your arrival if your room is ready. If not, you may leave your luggage at the front desk and go for a little stroll to explore charming Potsdam.

Registration Desk 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

We will have a registration desk set up near the reception area from 4:00 to 06:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception & Dinner from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

We will have a reception and welcome dinner starting at 06:30 p.m. at the Research Institute for sustainability (RIFS) which is about a 15-minute walk or 5-minute tram ride (tram 93) from the hotel. Instructions about how to get there will be given upon arrival.


For ground transportation you will need a single fare ticket for the zones BC
(€ 4.00). You can obtain it either from a ticket machine outside the airport or from the counter inside the airport. When you buy it from a ticket machine, please make sure to validate it by stamping (red box, next to the ticket machine).

https://www.bvg.de/en/connections

Take the regional train RB 22 to Potsdam-Hauptbahnhof/Central Station(duration of journey 50 min).
From here proceed on tram 93 described below (from Potsdam Central Station).

Take the regional train RE1 from platform 11 in direction of Brandenburg (duration of journey approx. 25 min) or suburban train S7 from platform 16 in direction of Potsdam Hbf (duration of journey approx 35 minutes) to Potsdam Central Station (12 stops). From here proceed as described below (from Potsdam Central Station).

Take tram 91, 92, 93, 96 or bus 605, 695 and get off at stop Platz der Einheit West (3 stops) or Platz der Einheit Bildungsforum (tram 93 only). From there it is a 300 m walk to the hotel.

Take tram 91 from stop Rehbrücke and get off at stop Alter Markt/Landtag (10 stops/13 minutes) change onto tram 93 (direction Glienicker Brücke) and get off at stop Schiffbauergasse/Berlinerstrasse (4 stops/6 minutes). The institute is on the opposite side of the road (100 m walk)

Venue of the Potsdam Summer School:
→ Research Institute for Sustainability (RIFS) – Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
Berliner Strasse 130
14467 Potsdam

The Summer School consists mainly of lectures/talks and small group meetings/project work.  Most of the lectures are scheduled in the mornings or early afternoons. Please note that group projects are an integral part of the programme. For details, please look up under section “programme”.

We expect that participants will attend all lectures for the full duration of the programme, participate fully in a group project, and fulfill all related assignments and deadlines.

Dress is casual.

Some lecturers might provide pre-readings. You will find the links with each individual speaker (where applicable)

During the Potsdam Summer School 2024 participants coming from outside Berlin/Potsdam will stay at the: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Potsdam

Participants from abroad will be assigned to double rooms (single occupancy) including breakfast. All rooms will have free Highspeed WIFI access. During the Potsdam Summer School the organisers will cover for all lunches and dinners except for dinner on Sep 18 where the evening will be at own leisure.

Please, make sure that you are at the summer school venue by 08:45 in the morning since we shall start our programme at 09:00! Lunch and dinner times will vary according to the programme. 

Please let us know if you have any food intolerances or dietary requirements prior to your arrival.

All participants will have to organise for their own health insurance during the Potsdam Summer School.

Apart from our summer school programme we will organise some other activities. More details on this will follow subsequently.

Potsdam is a charming place and has lots of attractive sites and your hotel is near a lake.      A bike and boat rental will also available next to the hotel. So be sure to bring your sports gear with you to have a swim or a nice run along the lake shore!

Free WIFI will be available in the hotel, and all venues.

We will provide free tickets for all public transport in Potsdam during your entire stay. But please note that these tickets are only valid for Potsdam and not for travelling to and in Berlin.

A tuition fee of € 350 will be charged from participant staying at the hotel in a double room with single occupancy. There is also the possibility to share the double room with a fellow participant. In this case we will reduce the tuition fee to € 175,00 for each of the person sharing a room.

Participants who will not need accommodation (coming from Berlin/Potsdam) will also be charges the reduced tuition fee of € 175,00.

Address:

→ Research Institute for Sustainability – Helmholtz Centre Potsdam (RIFS)
Berliner Strasse 130
14467 Potsdam
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Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB)
Max-Eyth-Allee 100 
14469 Potsdam
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Alfred Wegener Institute – Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)
Telegrafenberg
House A 45
14473 Potsdam
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University of Potsdam
Campus Griebnitzsee
August-Bebel-Str. 89
14482 Potsdam
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