In summer 2018, I had the opportunity to participate in the Summer School on Glocalisation in Hanoi, Vietnam, organised by the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH) and IAAW of Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. The program aimed to provide students with an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective on the phenomenon of „glocalisation“, which refers to the interplay between global and local aspects in shaping culture, politics, economy and society.

The program consisted of lectures, seminars, field trips and cultural activities. The lectures covered various topics related to glocalisation, such as globalisation theories, cultural diversity, identity politics, social movements, media and communication, urban development and environmental issues. The seminars allowed us to share our views and experiences from different countries and regions.

In the field trips, we grasp ideas of the „glocal“ realities of Vietnam, such as the historical and cultural heritage of Hanoi, the rural and urban transformation, the ethnic and religious diversity, and the economic and social development of the city.