Course syllabus

Internationell sommarforskarskola i vattenresurslära
International Summer Water Resources Research School

VVRF05, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2017/18
Decided by: PLED W
Date of Decision: 2017-04-03

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Elective for: V4, W3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The aim is that the students should gain proficiency to work in a cross-cultural group in a foreign environment, and get deepened knowledge about environmental and water related issues within the framework of a minor research project.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The course is given within the framework of a summer research school offered at Xiamen University, China. Within the course a minor research project is carried out in a team with Chinese students. The project is related to ongoing research at Xiamen University and deals with marine ecology, marine chemistry, water resource management or related topics.

Before departure to China at least two obligatory seminars are given aiming to prepare the students for the teaching period in China. After return from China the projects and experiences are presented and discussed at seminars on LTH Campus.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: Participation in seminars prior and after the study period in Kina. Written and oral presentation of project at Xiamen University.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: 8
Selection: Credits awarded or credited within the study program and interview
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 4.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Linus Zhang,
Course homepage:
Further information: Most of the course is taught outside normal semester time. The course will be cancelled if the agreement with Xiamen University is not prolonged.