Summer School 2023

COST FinAI Summer School 2023 “Data Science for Sustainable Finance and Economics”

The Summer School is targeted to bachelor, master or PhD students who are interested in application of quantitative tools to tackle problems of green energy, decarbonised economy and sustainable   finance. This summer school is an intense program where students will dive into the quickly changing subjects of data science, sustainable finance, and economics. Students will boost their existing skills and learn new ones by working on a shared project. Supporting lectures and teaching materials for self-study will overview state-of-the-art ideas about the connections between data science, sustainable finance. The program will finish with a hands-on project, provided by our business partners.

The program is supported by COST action, Erasmus+, and a Networking Event Series funded by Innosuisse.

General information about the Summer School:

  • When: August 28-September 1, 2023
  • Where: Berlin, Germany, HTW Berlin
  • Certification: 3 ECTS
  • For whom: Bachelor, Master Students and PhD students
  • Costs: no tuition fee
  • Funding: travel grants for incoming students are available, please state clearly in your motivation letter about the required funding
  • Course Design:
    • Interdisciplinary approach;
    • Blend of theoretical input, practical application, and case study analysis.
    Students will be grouped into diverse international teams of 4-6 people. Each team will work on a case study with a real dataset, supplied by our industry partner, featuring interdisciplinary questions at the intersection of data science, energy, green finance, sustainable economics and quantitative methods.


  • Minimum 5th term of Bachelor in Data Science, Economics, Finance, Statistics, Mathematics or any related studies 
  • Programming experience in Python or R programming languages is desirable
  • Strong knowledge of English (between B2 and C1).

Application procedure

In order to apply for the Summer School, students need to submit following documents:

  • A curriculum vitae with (max length is 1 page) with GPA (Grade Point Average)
  • A motivation letter (max length is 1 page) explaining briefly their personal motivation for taking part in this programme (why it is relevant to them) 

Application via the registration form here.

Application period: June 5: Application open on the website,

July 16: Deadline – last day to apply. 

Organising comittee

  • University of Applied Sciences for Engineering and Economics (HTW Berlin): Prof. N. Togobytska, Prof. C. Erlwein-Sayer, Dr. A. Petukhina, M. Phan
  • Prof. Dr. J.-A. Posth, Prof. Dr. P. Schwendner (Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)
  • University othe Aegean: Prof. Dr. Nikolaos S. Thomaidis
  • University of Pavia: Prof. Dr. Alessandra Tanda
  • Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR Berlin): Prof. N. Packham

Partner universities

  • University of Applied Sciences for Engineering and Economics (HTW Berlin)
  • Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)
  • University othe Aegean
  • University of Pavia
  • Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR Berlin):
  • The Bucharest University of Economic Studies - ASE Bucuresti

Confirmed industry partners