Summer Program in Cambridge

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The Cambridge site is located in Cambridge, England and housed at one of the Colleges (currently, that is Jesus College). Computing facilities are provided through the university's Geography Department. The site is located within the East of England region, which provides the setting for discussions of the relationship between environmental quality, energy systems and regional economic development. The course is conducted in collaboration with the Carbon Reduction (CRed) project at the University of East Anglia, located about an hour away in Norwich, England, and with the City Council of the City of Cambridge (which provides the Capstone Project).


The Cambridge Field Site is offered during the summer semester, typically from the beginning of July through the beginning of August. For Summer 2015, check in day will be July 5 and check out day will be August 8, 2015.


The program will be led by UNC-Chapel Hill Professor Emeritus Douglas Crawford-Brown and the program will be housed at Jesus College of Cambridge University. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students from UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University, as well as from other universities and colleges in the EU and the US (space permitting).

Classes meet daily (5 days per week) for two hours to provide instruction in methods needed for energy and environmental assessment within the framework of policy in the UK, EU and US. In addition, students are formed into small independent research teams and provided an environmental problem of current interest within the UK and EU to analyze.

Students who enroll at the Cambridge Field Site take the following courses:

  • ENEC 470: Risk Assessment
  • ENEC 698: Capstone
  • ENEC 395: Research in Environmental Science and Studies for Undergraduates (with permission from instructor)

Coursework for this field site would be suitable for students pursuing a concentration area in Energy, Environmental Infrastructure and Environmental Decision-making.


The following faculty are involved with the Cambridge Field Site:

Dr. Douglas Crawford-Brown, Field Site Director, Director Emeritus, Institute for the Environment, and Professor Emeritus, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, UNC-Chapel HIll. He teaches ENEC 470 and oversees ENEC 698.

Guest lecturers. The courses are enhanced by guest lectures by University of Cambridge faculty; by representatives of the City of Cambridge; and by the faculty and staff of the CRed program at the University of East Anglia

Contact Information

For more information about the Cambridge Field Site, please contact Greg Gangi at 919-962-9805 or email

Summer Program in Cambridge

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