International Summer School in Economics and Management (ISSEM) in Havana, Cuba

The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Universidad de La Habana are proud to host the 18th edition of the International Summer School in Economics and Management in Havana, Cuba. We invite students from all over the world to apply. 

During the two-week program of the summer school, graduate and undergraduate students in a diverse classroom set up with Cuban students get the opportunity to attend courses taught by renowned professors, amongst others from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

We offer a variety of courses in the field of economics and business, such as Development Economics, Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship. The courses will be taught in English and are accredited with ECTS. The exams will take place at the end of the summer school. Successful participants will receive an official "Certificate of Participation".

In addition to the academic input, we provide the opportunity for an intense intercultural exchange between European and Cuban students. After classes and on weekends, we invite participants to attend cultural events and activities such as a Cuban salsa night, a Cuban/German movie night, a Cuban/German soccer competition, and excursions.

<< Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 Disclaimer >>

--  Unfortunately, ISSEM 2021 is cancelled for international students. The ongoing pandemic and especially the situation in Havana do not allow us to hold the summer school as planned. This is a very big disappintment for us, but unfortunately there are circumstances against which we are powerless. Thank you to those who applied this year and hopefully see you next year! -- 

-- As all larger events, also ISSEM 2021 conditiones on the actual COVID-19 situation in September 2021. If travel restrictions stay in place, we will need to postpone or cancel the Summer School or move to deliver classes online.  All arrangements undertaken by applicants or participants (like reserving flights or accommodation) will be on their own risk. We will inform you in time whether ISSEM 2021 can take place as planned. --


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