On the 15 of September 2014, the polar explorer Robert Swan held a presentation at Ecologic Institute regarding his trip to the North and the South Pole. The English environmentalist Robert Swan has the honour of being the first man to reach both geographical poles on foot. Starting from his expeditions onward, Swan has dealt with the local environmental and political problems. As a visiting professor and motivational speaker, Swan makes himself available to organisations such as Ecologic Institute and associated groups to discuss and promote solutions to environmental issues such as global warming, glacial melting and pollution. He also publishes works on these subjects.
During the Berlin program, the Duke Davidson students dealt with European integration and environmental policy. The interdisciplinary course , conceptualized and thaught by Andreas R.Kraemer, focused primarily on national and international relations, as well as the integration of environmental concerns into other policies.
Through the new launched study program "Sustainability in Berlin" - a cooperation between Ecologic Institut and the College of Liberal Arts and Science of University of Colorado Denver - also students of UC Denver could live and learn in Berlin during the winter semester 2014. The course covered different topics of sustainability research.