Summer School - Risk Management & Security, 11-18 August 2015, University of Twente, Netherlands

Publish Date: Jul 07, 2015

Deadline: Aug 01, 2015

Event Dates: from Aug 11, 2015 12:00 to Aug 18, 2015 12:00

About the Summer School


The objective of risk management is to identify those risks that can lead to business failure and to implement effective strategies to manage them. This holds for any business sector but perhaps more for finance, innovation, information technologies and infrastructure projects, programs and policies. We will share with you fundamental concepts of risk management that enable you to understand their relevance to our modern society as well as to your own business undertakings.

Risk management is intricately related to other fields such as safety, security, decision making, governance, communication and this is naturally reflected in our courses’ subjects. Furthermore, our portfolio of contents covers inherent and contextual aspects of risk management, namely perception of risk and risk modeling, communication of risk and disaster management as well as conflict mediation and negotiation.

Specific modules are devoted to address very varied business sectors such as water and tunneling projects, cyber-crime and food safety. In these, real cases applications will be shown.



Topics include:

  • Risk perception
  • Risk communication
  • Financial risk management
  • Managing risks in Innovation projects
  • Managing risks in Tunneling projects
  • Managing risks in Water projects
  • Managing risks in IT-projects
  • Cyber crime science
  • Modelling risks using Bayesian Belief Networks
  • Disaster management
  • Food safety
  • Judgment and decision making in safety & security
  • Conflict Mediation & Negotiation in the Middle East
  • Invited guest speaker: Josef Oehmen; Associate ProfessorTechnical University of Denmark (DTU) and Research Affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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  • Credits: 2 ECs on completion of full course.
  • Mix & Match: Possible, but you will not receive credits.



To attend the summer school, you pay a standard fee of €750. This includes:

  • Registration
  • A tent to sleep in
  • Course materials
  • WiFi
  • Food
  • Coffee/tea.

For those not comfortable sleeping in a tent for a week, we offer different accommodations for additional costs.

Not included in the fee are personal expenses like travel costs (plane ticket, train ticket, etc.), travel insurance and other expenses, as well as accommodation other than a tent.


We offer several accommodation upgrades, including a log cabin and a hotel. A tent (including air mattress and sleeping bag) is included in the standard fee. Read more details about the accommodation options.


Please check the International Office of your University if scholarships are available.


If you have questions, be sure to take a look at the frequently asked questions page. If your question is still unanswered after that, don't hestitate to contact us!


The application deadline is 1 August. However, we encourage students to apply as early as possible as some courses may fill up before the application deadline.

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