The WIPO Summer Schools provide an opportunity to acquire deeper knowledge of IP, including an understanding of IP as a tool for economic, social, cultural and technological development, and the role of WIPO in the administration of IP and the provision of global IP services.
All Summer Schools share a common curriculum, format and duration, except for the specialized Summer Schools. Participants are exposed to various aspects of IPRs, including the international nature of IP protection and the interface between IP and other disciplines. The program takes an interdisciplinary, problem-oriented approach through the following methodologies: lectures; simulation exercises; group discussions on selected IP topics; panel discussions; and case studies.
The Summer Schools are aimed at students, young professionals with a business and law background, and government officials whose duties may require them to have an understanding of how the international IP system functions and its intersection with other policy areas such as health, climate change, and agriculture.