Alpine Europe 2019 Global Seminar

Don’t Go With the Flow: Alpine Debris Flow Research, Monitoring, and Field Methods (CEGE 4011)

Seminar description

Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering Associate Professor Kimberly Hill and European colleagues will lead a seminar in Austria and Switzerland to introduce students to the field of debris flow research and other hazardous flows in mountainous areas. The study, modeling, and prediction of debris flows is of high importance for safety in Alpine communities. Participants will learn from leading experts in Austria and Switzerland, and visit research sites in the Austrian and Swiss Alps. The seminar will also include discussions on the public policy and planning implications of the research. The program ends in beautiful Geneva.

In addition to meeting with research experts and learning state-of-the-art field methods, students will enjoy the history, culture, and beauty of Austria and Switzerland.

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Seminar details

Term: May Session 2019

Dates: Friday, May 17-Thursday, June 6, 2019

Eligible students: Upper division CSE students, non-U of M students. Admission is by application.

Credit: Students will receive three credits for CEGE 4011

Faculty leaders: Kimberly Hill, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering

Language prerequisite: No language prerequisite is required, however, knowledge of German may be helpful.

Estimated program fee: The final program fee for this seminar will include three credits, round-trip airfare, housing, excursions, international health insurance, and some group meals. The fee is estimated to be between $5,000 and $5,700. Applicants will be given an updated estimate. Contact the CSE International Programs team for more information.

Special scholarships are available for students earning a degree in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering. Please contact for eligibility information.

Questions? For more information, contact the CSE International Programs team at or 612-624-5091.