Summer Schools

Summer Schools

If you want to make the most out of your summer, an IDEA League Summer School is a unique opportunity to do just that.

Summer Schools

Through a combination of lectures, interactive workshops and group projects you will develop new insights into current research, connect and exchange ideas and benefit from the collective expertise of our partner universities. But this is more than just an academic course; it’s an opportunity for a fun and enriching experience that enables you to expand your European network and invest in your future.

ASPIRE LEAGUE SUMMER SCHOOL

Better Living for All in a New Normal

24 – 30 June 2021 | The theme of this year’s ASPIRE Forum (including the Student Workshop) is Better Living for All in a New Normal. Participants will discuss utilisation of technologies for the realization of an inclusive sustainable society that offers better living for all in a New Normal.

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ONLINE SUMMER SCHOOL

Science, Technology, Society and Wikipedia

19 – 23 July 2021 | Wikipedia is now the primary source of scientific and technical information for the general public. The School aims to introduce the participants to its rules and, above all, to involve them in the production of new material for it.

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ONLINE SUMMER SCHOOL

Computational Design for Additive Manufacturing

05 – 16 July 2021 | Radical advancements in additive manufacturing call for a new mindset in doing design. This summer school focuses on computational design which is essential for effectively exploring the large design space and thus to reach the full potential of additive manufacturing.

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ONLINE SUMMER SCHOOL

Human Powered Vehicle Concepts

23 – 27 August 2021 | Urbanization, digitalization and general environmental changes make society rethink mobility. These influences affect people’s lifestyles and mobility preferences, but also bring a variety of new opportunities and technological innovations. It is more important than ever to ensure sustainable, comfortable and affordable mobility in human powered vehicles contributing to development.

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ONLINE SUMMER SCHOOL

Analysis and modelling road user behaviour

13 – 17 September 2021 | The summer school aims to provide with the human factors theoretical foundations for the analysis and modelling of road-user behaviour, within the context of road safety and development of driving automation systems.

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ONLINE SUMMER SCHOOL

Climate Change and University Campuses

25 – 27 August 2021 | This summer school facilitates an online interactive platform, the Climate Combat Lab, which brings together students and academics from five IDEA League universities to exchange and develop ideas on how to develop, test and disseminate climate change mitigation strategy and action plans for university campuses.

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FAQ

Only students from IDEA League partner universities and ASPIRE partner universities can apply for the IDEA League Summer Schools. Application criteria differ per Summer School. Please visit the Summer School’s SiROP pages for more information on the application criteria.

The IDEA League is not able to decide on your university’s behalf how many credits you will be awarded for taking an IDEA League summer school. However, we make clear the investment in terms of time that you will have to make (usually 40 hours) and provide any information required for the university to make those decisions. Some summer schools will also provide optional extra assignments, if desired, which will help to justify the assignment of credits.

Some Summer Schools are open for a very limited number of non-IDEA League students. However, different terms and conditions apply and students from these universities cannot apply through SiROP. In most cases, participation as a non-IDEA League student is accepted only if nominated by the organisers directly. Please visit the website of the specific Summer Schools to see if this option is offered. If the option is not explicitly stated, then unfortunately, only applications from IDEA League and ASPIRE League universities will be considered.

No, BSc students cannot apply for the IDEA League Summer Schools.

The IDEA League is not able to decide on your university’s behalf how many credits you will be awarded for taking an IDEA League summer school. However, we make clear the investment in terms of time that you will have to make (usually 40 hours) and provide any information required for the university to make those decisions. Some summer schools will also provide optional extra assignments, if desired, which will help to justify the assignment of credits.

Questions regarding the content of the Summer School should be sent to the IDEA League Summer School organisers. In 2021 these will be:

Computational Design for Additive Manufacturing: Zjenja Doubrovski E.L.Doubrovski@tudelft.nl; Serena Graziosi serena.graziosi@polimi.it

Science, Technology, Society and Wikipedia: Guido Raos guido.raos@polimi.it; Fabio Parmeggiani fabio.parmeggiani@polimi.it

Human Powered Vehicle Concepts: Lars Piekenbrinck lars.piekenbrinck@ika.rwth-aachen.de

Analysis and Modelling Road User Behaviour: Giulio Bianchi Piccinini giulio.piccinini@chalmers.se; Jörgen Sjöberg jorgen.sjoberg@chalmers.se

Climate Change and University Campuses: Ceren Sezer sezer@staedtebau.rwth-aachen.de

Yes, it is possible to apply for more than one Summer School. However, please note that, after you have confirmed your participation, it is not possible to cancel anymore, unless you can present a valid reason. We therefore ask you to carefully consider your applications.

The application dates will be announced shortly.

We strive to inform you on your final application status within 3 weeks of the close of applications.

Yes, application without any MSc grades is possible. Please send a copy of your BSc grades and specify in the motivation letter why you do not yet have any MSc grades.

If you have been selected for a Summer School, you will be asked to confirm or cancel your participation. After you have confirmed your participation, it is not possible to cancel anymore, unless you can present a valid reason. We therefore ask you to carefully consider your application.

For technical questions or problems please use the “Report a problem” function on the website or write to support@sirop.org.

Questions regarding the application process should be sent to the IDEA League Summer School Applications contact person at your own university:

TU Delft: Ismail Yetim, I.yetim@tudelft.nl

ETH Zurich: Andrea Heinzelmann, andrea.heinzelmann@akd.ethz.ch

RWTH Aachen; Elina Krause Elina.Krause@zhv.rwth-aachen.de

Chalmers: Karolina Strandsäter karolina.strandsater@chalmers.se

Politecnico di Milano: idea-league@polimi.it

Summer Schools

Aftermovie Chalmers 2020

Have a look at what to expect during our on campus Summer Schools! Because of the limitations caused by the coronavirus crisis, in 2020 the IDEA League has used digital experiences in high-level online courses to create real networks using a flipped classroom concept, group challenges and mixed university teams.

Summer Schools

Aftermovie
TU Delft 2019

Have a look at what to expect during our on campus Summer Schools! This 2019 Summer School was held at the Delft University of Technology and tackled the topic of ‘Ethics of New Biotechnologies’.
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