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.

ON-CAMPUS SUMMER SCHOOL

Analysis and Modelling Road User Behaviour

Application closed | 4 – 9 September 2022 | 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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ON-CAMPUS SUMMER SCHOOL

Lightweight and Smart Solutions for Next-Generation Mobility

Application closed | 25 – 29 July 2022 | The school will create a multidisciplinary context where to imagine and design next-generation vehicles, by exploiting lightweight and intelligent approaches. The challenges that the mobility ecosystem will tackle in the following decades, especially inside urban scenarios, will be explored.
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ON-CAMPUS SUMMER SCHOOL

Trajectories of Technology

Application closed | 5 – 9 September 2022 | Which trajectories shape today‘s technology development? In this Summer School we will learn about the pasts and the futures of high-performance computing, of green energy, and of robotics. We will explore how social techniques like agenda setting or road mapping design not only multiple possible futures, but also different pasts of technological development.

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ON-CAMPUS SUMMER SCHOOL

REL22_Reinventing Energy Landscapes

Application closed19 May 2022 Webinar, 18 – 27 August 2022 On-site Workshop | REL22 will engage participants in an international, multidisciplinary setting with a specific focus on the structural change taking place in the Rhenish District. The design workshop will address the challenge of reinventing energy landscapes that combine energy production, traditional and innovative agricultural uses and new settlements with the production of ecosystem services.

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ON-CAMPUS SUMMER SCHOOL

The Impact of Technological-Innovation on Transforming City Regions

Application closed4 – 9 September | This summer school invites participants to a week of lectures, discussions and brainstorming sessions on the role of technological developments and innovation to offer solutions to the major challenges of the city-regions in Europe and beyond.

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ON-CAMPUS SUMMER SCHOOL

Greening and Governing Global Supply Chains

Application closed | 4 – 9 September 2022 | The ISTP summer school provides novel insights on the sustainability of global supply chains producing food commodities, precious metals, and battery materials. Our participants will learn about the research that assesses the environmental and social impacts of this globalized production flow and policies addressing them.

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ONLINE SUMMER SCHOOL

Post Pandemic: Technologies for Sustainable Living

Application closed | 4 – 7 July  2022 Online | KAIST Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology | The ASPIRE Forum brings together vice presidents from its member universities. The Student Workshop will include researchers from different fields as speakers.

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.

Questions regarding the content of the Summer School should be sent to the IDEA League Summer School organisers. In 2022 these will be:

Analysis and Modelling Road User Behaviour: Giulio Piccini giulio.piccinini@chalmers.se

Lightweight and Smart Solutions for Next-Generation Mobility: Serena Graziosi serena.graziosi@polimi.it

Trajectories of Technology: Gabriele Gramelsberger gramelsberger@humtec.rwth-aachen.de

REL_22 Reinventing Energy Landscapes: Silvia Beretta sberetta@la.rwth-aachen.de

The Impact of Technology and Innovation on Transforming City-Regions: Ceren Sezer sezer@staedtebau.rwth-aachen.de

Greening and Governing Global Supply Chains: Mario Krauser mario.krauser@istp.ethz.ch

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; idealeague@rwth-aachen.de

Chalmers: Alexandra Priatna alexandra.priatna@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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