On Match 5th 2018, the opening ceremony of the Erasmus GeoS4S International Summer School-2 was successfully held in Xianlin Hotel, Nanjing Normal University, to formally start a two-week (March 5th- 16th) Summer School. Prof. Lixing Tian, Guoan Tang, Axing Zhu, Yehua Sheng et al from Nanjing Normal University, Dr. Shahnawaz from Salzburg University, Prof. Vít Voženílek from Palacky University, Prof. Qinyun Du from Wuhan University, Prof. Albertus Kusse formVrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and more than 20 faculties together with over 50 students from 10 universities and institutions in Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Thailand and China attended the opening ceremony.
Within the next following two weeks, expert practitioners specialized in different fields will set up ten professional courses, intend to develop and enhance students' spatial thinking and practical skills in those related area of GIS. They will explore topics such as ‘Incident and Crisis Management for Sustainability’, ‘Geo-Visualization’ ‘Smart City’ et al. We believe the summer school will be vitally important parts of helping students to understand the topics and enhancing their competitiveness and international vision as well.