How long has the Summer School been running?

  • 1984:
    • Established by Prof. F.L. Bauer of the Technical University of Munich
    • Modelled on the academies of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation
  • 1984 - 1994: Director is Prof. F.L. Bauer of the TU Munich
  • 1985: Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg becomes the second host institution
  • 1995 - 2004: Director is Prof. C. Zenger of the TU Munich
  • 2002: University of Stuttgart becomes the third host institution
  • 2005 - present: Director is Prof. H.-J. Bungartz of the TU Munich
  • 2009: Summer School marks its 25th anniversary
  • 2014: Summer School marks its 30th anniversary

Who pays for the Summer School?

  • Interested companies can support the Summer School through donations
  • The Summer School receives financial backing from the student support associations of the three host universities
  • The Summer School is also part-funded out of the three host universities‘ own resources

When and where does the Summer School take place?

  • The Summer School traditionally takes place during the last two weeks of September
  • It is held at five hotels in the beautiful Sarntal valley in the South Tyrol 

What kind of courses does the Summer School offer?

  • There are typically between nine and twelve courses on offer each year
  • Each course is normally taught by two professors from different universities, and often one or two guest tutors as well
  • There are around 15 student places available on each course
  • Occasionally there are also courses available for PhD students
  • Disciplines covered include:
    • Electrical and computer engineering, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, medicine, philosophy and physics
    • The courses often adopt a highly interdisciplinary approach

How much does it cost to attend the Summer School?

  • The Summer School itself is free of charge for participants
  • Full board and lodging and bus transfers are provided
  • However, on the excursion to Bolzano, for example, students may wish to visit restaurants and museums at their own expense