Summer School 2023

Sustainable Cities of the Future

July 3rd to 13th 2023

Troyes & Paris-Cachan, France

The technologies of nature.


Innovation, engineering, architecture, and ecology are brought together in an exciting two-week summer program. Come and explore how sustainable thinking can be inspired by the laws of nature and to explore how technology can contribute to creating sustainable cities for the future.

Built around the topics of Bioenergy, Bio-Architecture, Bio-Technology and Circular economy and Bio-Society, the 2023 summer school is a journey from theory to practice experienced on campus, in companies and research laboratories, in nature, and in cities.

6 good reasons to participate!


Earn 3.5 ECTS


Be part of an integrative and multidisciplinary approach to the topic and latest materials and technologies applied to the field of bio-architecture and bio-urbanism presented by French and international experts from universities, research institutions and companies


Have fun while enjoying a multicultural and multidisciplinary experience and start creating your future


Visit research laboratories and companies and be inspired by firsthand professionals


Build an international professional network


Enrich your profile with cultural visits and field trips

Practical information

Find out at a glance what you need to know before applying for our Summer School !

  • Master’s degree students
  • Ph.D. students
  • Young researchers and professionals who want to improve and find new
    opportunities in their work and research
  • Advanced Bachelor’s degree students are welcome
  • Recommended English level: B2

The program fee is 1500€ and includes :

  • Tuition and documentation
  • Welcome and farewell events
  • Access to ESTP Paris and EPF facilities
  • Free internet access
  • Official program certificate
  • Cultural and social events
  • Transfer between Troyes and Paris-Cachan

Accommodation is not provided, but you can receive information upon request.

Living expenses, individual insurance, and visa fees are not included.

How to apply for Summer School?

Online application & registration on ESTP student portal.

Required documents:

  • Latest degree certificate/diploma or proof of enrollment in an academic program
  • Letter of motivation
  • Passport or National Identity Card for EU citizens

Application deadline: Wednesday, May, 31st , 2023

They speak about it !

This summer school is an excellent way to share an innovative and multidisciplinary approach to sustainable urbanism and architecture. You will embark on a scientific journey from the conceptual level to the latest methods of sustainable thinking and technologies inspired by the laws of nature. A rich educational event held on campus, in enterprises and labs, an incubator of innovation for creating sustainable cities of the future.

Dana OPRISAN – Academic Manager of the Summer School 2023

Discovering the EPF, engineering school
& ESTP, the school for major projects !

EPF, engineering school

Created in 1925, the EPF, formerly the Ecole Polytechnique Féminine, was one of the first major school in France to train women as engineers. Since then, the school has kept reinventing itself to train more than 12,000 innovative, daring and committed graduates in all sectors of industry and services. Since its creation, the EPF has cultivated a spirit of openness that is a hallmark of its identity.

ESTP, school for major projects

Created in 1891, ESTP Paris is the leading engineering school in the construction sector in France. It counts over 2,800 students every year and trains the largest number of students flow for the construction and civil engineering industry. ESTP Paris is renowned for its close links to industry, its strong international relations, its equal opportunities policy and the emphasis put on sustainable development.

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