The Summer University is a unique opportunity, offered by CHANGINS and its partner institutions, for students of viticulture and oenology from all over the world to get together for 4 weeks of education and exploration in different wine-growing regions of the world.
"To sow the seeds - the seeds of knowledge, the seeds of understanding, the seeds of friendship" - Anne-Catherine Lyon, head of the Department of Education, Youth and Culture of the State of Vaud.
The Summer University offers a study environment based on:
Students are viewed as ambassadors for their respective university programs and for their regions when travelling the world and interacting with others in different parts of the world.
Coming soon: program 2016
The Summer University is a 4-week program of advanced study, offered as an option and sponsored by the Department of Higher Education of the State of Vaud (DGES) and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO). Bachelor’s degree students enrolled at CHANGINS or one of its partner institutions can apply to participate. CHANGINS and its partners in the United States of America, Australia and South Africa take turns to organize the program.
The following Summer Universities have taken place since 2008:
2008 Changins: Switzerland, Italy, France
2009 CalPoly and Fresno State University: California (USA)
2010 Changins: Switzerland, Italy, France
2011 CalPoly and Fresno State University: California, Oregon (USA)
2012 Charles Sturt University: Australia
2013 Changins: Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Austria, Germany
2014 CalPoly: California, Oregon, Washington (USA)
2015 Stellenbosch University: South Africa
the partner Universities