Gemeinsame Kurse und Summer/Winter Schools

Joint Summer/Winter Schools

OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS until 1st December 2019! 

To enhance exchange and research collaboration between the EuroTech Universities, the EuroTech Alliance is funding selected summer/winter schools, organized by doctoral candidates from at least 3 of the EuroTech Universities for their peers. The topic of the 2-7 day winter/summer school should be interdisciplinary at the cutting edge of science and technology, and be of high relevance for science and society. 

Prerequisites

If you have a specific interdisciplinary topic in mind that could be developed into a 2-7 day program for at least 15 participants, please discuss the idea of organizing a joint EuroTech winter/summer school with your supervisor.

If your supervisors agrees, you need to find 1-2 doctoral candidates from each of the participating EuroTech partner universities. At least 3 of the EuroTech partner universities shall be involved in the organization of the respective joint winter/summer school.  

Ideally, you/your research group already have research collaborations ongoing with the other EuroTech partner universities. If not, please contact the TUM Graduate School as soon as possible with names/ research groups etc. at EuroTech partner unviversities you want to establish contact with. 

The 2-7 day program should be held on the premises of the TUM (incl. the Science and Study Center Raitenhaslach) before the end of the calendar year 2020.

Further information can be found in the joint EuroTech winter/summer school - instruction for applicants document.

Funding

General funding

Successful TUM proposals will receive financial support from the TUM to cover all costs on site, amongst others catering (incl. one course welcome dinner), local transport and marketing/course materials. TUM will also cover travel and accommodation expenses of non-EuroTech speakers.

Each EuroTech university covers accommodation and travel expenses of its participants, including the organizing committee members. Further, each EuroTech university will also cover the accommodation and travel expenses of its own speakers (the faculty/postdocs who are foreseen to lecture at the school). 

A (preliminary) budget overview, including the estimated amount of registration fees, shall be submitted to the TUM Graduate School during application. 

Registration fee 

You are required to impose a participation fee of € 100 per doctoral candidates (members of the organizing committee are exempt). This participation fee cannot be reimbursed by the TUM but shall be paid by the candidate’s home research group/ chair. The participation fees of the participants will go to the organizing committee based at TUM and has to be included in the calculation of the final budget.

It is possible for doctoral candidates from non-EuroTech universties to also participate in the summer/winter school. In this case, the registration fee should be adjusted to - at least partially - meet the expenses for accommodation, transport on site, food etc. The participation fees of the participants will go to the organizing committee based at TUM and has to be included in the calculation of the final budget. Please note that maximum 1/3 of the particiants may come from non-EuroTech universities.

How to apply

To host a Joint EuroTech winter/summer school, please submitt the following documents to the TUM Graduate School (international@gs.tum.de): 

  1. Summer/winter school proposal form
  2. Detailed summer/winter school proposal (2-3 pages) 
  3. Program (1 page)
  4. Budget overview 
  5. Support letters from the professors/ academics from at least 3 of the EuroTech partner universities 

The application deadline for joint EuroTech winter/summer schools in 2019 is 1 December 2019! 

Further information about application can be found in the joint EuroTech winter/summer school - instruction for applicants document. 

EuroTech Kursdatenbank

Promovierende der EuroTech Universitäten können an den Seminaren und Kursen der anderen drei Universitäten teilnehmen. Eine Übersicht der Kurse finden Sie in der EuroTech PhD Course Database.

Beispiele für Kurse sind: 

  • Statistical Physics for Communication and Computer Science (EPFL)
  • Summer School of Healthcare Diagnostics (EPFL)
  • Bioengineering and Critical Thinking (DTU)
  • Modern Methods in Industrial Mathematics (DTU)