Summer and Winter Schools


Enroll yourself at the earliest for the following summer/winter programs offered by a wide range of Swiss Universities;

University of Lausanne – Wine, Terroir, Tourism

The summer school “Wine, Terroir, Tourism” introduces participants to the culture of wine and winemaking and explores the different synergies that exist with the field of tourism. Based at the University of Lausanne’s Sion campus, in the heart of the Valais winemaking region, it will use local case studies to illustrate the wider global issue of linking the winemaking and tourism industries.
Language: English
Duration: Summer 2019 (exact dates to be confirmed)
Deadline: to be announced
Target audience: 15-25 international students at MA and PhD level in the social sciences and humanities, or equivalent.
Application: Applications for the programme are open to students across the globe.
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University of Lausanne – GLOBE – International Relations

The GLOBE winter school in International Relations provides a unique environment for PhD students intending to situate themselves within the IR discipline. Our focus on recent epistemological advances in non-positivist scholarship delivers expertise through tailor-made roundtables, PhD presentations, walk & talk sessions and collective readings.
Language: English
Duration: 11 – 15 February, 2019 (5 days)
Deadline: Registrations ongoing
Target audience: Early and advanced PhD students in international relations, political science and closely related fields.
Application: Applications for the programme are open to students across the globe.
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University of Geneva – R-programming for Data Sciences

The statistical software R has come into prominence due to its flexibility as an efficient language that builds a bridge between software development and data analysis. This course will introduce tools and workflow as well as how to structure, manage and manipulate data through business related case study.
Language: English
Duration: 1 st – 5 th July 2019 (one week)
Deadline: 15 April 2019
Target audience: master/Ph. D. students, professionals engaged in data
science/data analytics for business and others.
Application: Applicants should be enrolled in a university level academic institution,or should have completed university with relevant work experience.
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ETH Zurich – Summer School Biomedical Imaging

The EXCITE Summer School on Biomedical Imaging is dedicated to teach the basics of biomedical imaging alongside an overview of applications which are vital to understand recent advances and current challenges in biological and medical imaging. A range of cutting-edge techniques and analysis tools are discussed. Leading scientists present lectures and hold practical sessions. Opportunities to network with industry is provided.
Language: English
Duration: 2 nd September – 13 th September (2 weeks)
Deadline: 22 April 2019
Targeted audience: Excellent MSc and PhD students as well as scientists having a background in life sciences, biology, computer science, engineering, mathematics or physics are invited to apply.
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ETH Zurich – Quantum Information for Developers 2019

QuID – Quantum Information for Developers – is a quantum computing summer school and hackathon, whose first edition took place at ETH Zurich, 11-14 September 2018, and counted with 130 participants. Whatever your background, QuID will bring you up to speed with the latest developments in quantum computing, and get you ready to program a quantum computer by the end of the week. QuID brings together key academia and industry players in Zurich, to promote synergies and prepare concerted efforts towards quantum computing research in the region.
Language: English
Duration: 9 th September – 13 th September (1 week)
Deadline: Registrations will open in June
Targeted audience: Excellent MSc and PhD students as well as scientists having a background in life sciences, biology, computer science, engineering, mathematics or physics are invited to apply.
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University of Bern – Dealing with Uncertainty: Decision-Making and Memory Processes

The course invites four internationally recognized experts in the field of Cognition, Learning, Memory, and Metacognition to be the keynote speakers. They will present their research on decision-making and memory processes.
Language: English
Duration: 17 th June – 20 th June (1 week)
Deadline: 31 st March 2019
Targeted audience: PhD students who do research in the field of Psychology, Medicine, Cognitive Sciences and Education (and related fields) are invited to apply.
Participation in this Summer School requires active participation in scientific discussions, peer-review sessions, PhD presentations, and networking activities.
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University of Bern – Confronting Climate Change – From Science to Policy

It has become clear that the only way to tackle the significant climate changes is by adopting an interdisciplinary approach. Organized according to a matrix structure, the International Bachelor Summer School will focus primarily on the following areas: The Physical Climate System, Climate Economics, Governance and Knowledge Transfer. It will include traditional keynote lectures, teamwork in workshops and self- study.
Language: English
Duration: 5 th August – 16 th August (2 weeks)
Deadline: TBC
Targeted audience: The aim of the 2nd International Bachelor Summer School for Climate Change Research is to bring together highly motivated, open-minded bachelor students (semesters 4 to 6) who are interested in Climate Change Research and are enrolled in any of the following fields of study: natural/climate sciences, economics, social sciences or law.
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University of Basel – The Artificial Intelligence Economy: Business, Governance, and Society in the Age of Algorithms

The course surveys the AI economy and its potential implications for
firms, governments, and society. It assesses the emerging business tools and strategies relying on machine learning and algorithms. It also reviews recent developments in the economics of AI, with particular focus on which jobs AI will likely replace and the reasons why. It explores differences in AI deployment across countries and regions, and their implications for international economic relations between the US, China, and the EU. The course concludes with an exploration of the seismic political shocks that may arise from AI-induced unemployment and widening inequality. It evaluates policy proposals to forestall these threats to democratic governance.
Language: English
Duration: 15 th July – 29 th July (2 weeks)
Deadline: TBC
Targeted audience: Any student can apply. Some applications might be handled with
priority. For more Information please click here.
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University of Basel – FinTech, Digital Currency and Blockchains

This course covers digital currencies, blockchains, and related topics in
the FinTech area. It will begin with a study of the nature of money and legacy payment and banking systems. Then a study of the emergence of stateless, cloud-based digital currency systems since 2009 will be conducted. Further lectures will explore threats that blockchain technology poses to incumbent firms and their resulting attempts to co-opt the technology into existing business models. It also looks at survey related issues including hacking, “smart contracts,” governance, and emerging regulation.
Language: English
Duration: 15 th July – 29 th July (2 weeks)
Deadline: TBC
Targeted audience: Any student can apply. Some applications might be handled with priority. For more Information please click here.
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