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SUNRAISE – SURE Summer School 1-5 July 2019 Salzburg, Austria

High Mountains and Arctic Regions – Human Environments, Management of Benefits and Risks

Venue: Salzburg, Austria – Paris Lodron University, Nature Science Faculty Building, Hellbrunnerstr. 34

Organizer: Univ.-Prof. DDr. Jürgen Breuste, Chair Urban and Landscape Ecology, Dept. Geography and Geology, University Salzburg

Cooperation: SURE and UNESCO Geopark Ore of the Alps (, Cooperation with the Bavarian Academy for Nature Protection and Landscape Management (ANL) (Laufen, Germany) (requested)


  1. The mountain landscape – ecological extrems
  2. Live in the mountains – different living forms and traditions, benefiting from maintaining the landscape
  3. Water from the mountains – urban benefit and risk
  4. Green mountain cities
  5. White mountain cities – new touristic towns in the mountains (summer and winter)
  6. Nature – Conservation and protection, biodiversity target and tourist attraction (National Park Berchtesgaden (Germany) UNESCO Geopark Ore of the Alps)
  7. Cooperative cross border regional mountain management, The Alpine Convention
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Lecturers invited from project partners:


  1. Russian State Hydrometeorological University, St.-Petersburg
  2. Gorno-Altaisk State University (GASU), Gorno-Altaisk
  3. Siberian Federal University (SibFU), Krasnojarsk
  4. NGO “Altai-Sayan Mountain Partnership” (ASMP)


  1. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi
  2. Kumaun University (KU), Nanital
  3. Central Himalayan Environment Association (CHEA)


  1. Royal University of Bhutan (RUB)


  1. Salzburg University, Austria
  2. Estonian University of Life Sciences (EMU), Tartu, Estonia
  3. University Bremen, Germany (lead partner)

SURE 2020 in planning!

SURE president Prof. Dr. Jürgen Breuste visited the venue of the 3rd SURE Congress 2020 in Poznan, Poland, the newly built complex of Collegium Iuridicum Novum of Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan.  Together with the orgaizers, Prof. Dr. Andrzej Mizgajski and Dr. Katarzyna Fagiewicz they discussed organizational aspects of the preparation of the conference and visited the different special options.  The conference building in the heart of the city is an excellent location for big auditoriums and a variety of smaller working group facilities, well equipped with all necessary infrastructure and accommodation localities very near. SURE is happy to get hosted in such a beautiful and attractive environment, supervised for the conference by the experienced team of Prof. Mizgajski.


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