Summer Schools 2018

International Summer School on Analytical Science, Metrology & Laboratory Accreditation

  • 11th Edition, takes place in Tallinn.

  • School is open to all young professionals involved in analysis

  • Two week school, with all-inclusive registration fee of €2,500 (see website/leaflet to find what is included and what not)

  • Certificate 6 ECTS

For all further information about this Summer School, visit the website and download the leaflet

Course dates: 8-21 July 2018 - Apply by sending your motivation letter and cv to mscsummerschool@gmail.com 

Brussels Privacy Hub's 3rd European Data Protection Law Summer School: Putting the GDPR into practice and context

  • Will equip participants to adequately tackle the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and prepare them for the many challenges ahead. 

  • This practical dimension will be combined with a more general exploration of the evolving global and European privacy landscape, with a particular emphasis on transatlantic issues, and current policy debates.

  • The summer school is a multi-stakeholder event, allowing participatns to network with principal EU data protection institutions and actors in Brussels

  • Teaching staff will consist of leading academics in EU data protection law, public and private legal practitioners, and representatives of key EU institutions such as the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)..

  • IAPP Accreditation - a maximum of 12 CPEs are available for IAPP certified attendees

For more information please visit the Brussels Privacy Hub's summer school page

Course runs 25-29 June 2018- Registration deadlines: Early bird: 30 March 2018 & Standard registration: 1 June 2018

Summer School BIOTECH in Brussels: where biology meets technology

  • Are you a bachelor student with a background in biology, chemistry, biotechnology or biomedical sciences?

  • Do you want to learn how biotechnology is used in applications?

  • Do you want to learn more on themes related to cancer research, synthetic biology, structural biology, plant genetics, and research valorisation?

If so, then sign up and come to Brussels for a week's summer school!

Location: the VUB Humanities, Sciences and Engineering Campus, Brussels, Belgium

Credits: 3 ECTS

For more information and updates, please visit the website

Course runs 6-10 August 2018 - Application deadline: 1 May 2018 - applications are open now!

Sustainability Bootcamp

Curious to learn more about sustainability from an interdisciplinary perspective? The Sustainability Bootcamp combines lectures from both academic and operational experts from different disciplines and, in 4 days, will bring you all you need to know about the latest on sustainability. The ultimate goal of this bootcamp is to get you inspired by latest innovations and meeting peers in an open atmosphere on our green campus in Brussels. The combination of academic lectures about the latest knowledge in the field, together with professionals sharing their experiences, is a unique and enriching opportunity. This short course is open to professionals, VUB staff, alumni and students. 

Location: the VUB Humanities, Sciences and Engineering Campus, Brussels, U-Residence Building

Credits: 2 for PhD students

For more information and updates, please visit the website

Course runs 9-12 April 2018 

Summer School on EU policy-making: BREXIT focus

Packed with interactive seminars and study visits (EU Commission, Parliament, Council, OSCE, UN) this summer programme attracts students and young professionals who wish to broaden their knowledge of the European institutions, European law and the European decision-making process in general. 

The first week of the summer school takes place in Brussels and reviews the main EU institutions and decision-making procedures, while theoretically exploring questions of governance, participation and legitimacy. During the second week students learn more about EU foreign relations, while enjoying the beautiful city of Vienna. Each year, the programme focuses on one current policy issue.

In 2018, Brexit will be in the spotlight, as we will invite experts to shed light on the consequences of the UK’s departure from the EU. Students will take active part through the production of a news item on Brexit.

Credits: 5 ECTS

For more information and to apply, please visit the website

Course runs 2 - 13 July 2018 (1st week in Brussels, 2nd week in Vienna) - Registration deadlines: Early bird: 15 March 2018 & Standard registration: 1 May 2018 

Summer School at Vesalius College, in affiliation with VUB

Vesalius College offers students a unique summer experience. Lasting just 7 weeks, the Summer Session gives students a focused academic programme and the opportunity to experience and explore the best of European culture and travel. The Vesalius College Summer Programme consisted of courses in Business, Communications, International Affairs, and International & European Law. In addition, there are also a number of internship opportunities available. Students may register for a maximum of 2 courses during the Summer Programme (6 ECTS per course).

Credits: 6 ECTS

For more information and to apply, please visit the website

Intensive Summer Schools at Vesalius College, in affiliation with VUB

Check the list of intensive (10-day) summer schools at Vesalius College, in affiliation with VUB

The website has more information on available courses. 

W.A.T.E.R.2018 Summer School: 24-28 September 2018, Ostende, Belgium

W.A.T.E.R. 2018 - Workshop on Advanced measurement Techniques and Experimental Research, organised by VUB and IAHR Experimental Methods and Instrumentation Committee, in collaboration with the Flanders Marine Institute (www.vliz.be)

The summer school will focus on experimental methods applied in different hydraulics fields. It combines theoretical sessions and hands-on measurement exercises considering both laboratory and field environments.

Topics covered:

  1. Hydraulic measurement fundamentals
  2. Image analysis methods: particle image and particle tracking velocimetry (PIV and PTV) 
  3. Acoustic Doppler measurement fundamentals
  4. Measurement of sediment concentration and fluxes
  5. Data processing and data visualisation

WhoPhD and Master students, as well as practitioners who are willing to get training in advanced hydraulic measurement techniques.

Credits: 3 ECTS

For more information and to apply, please visit the website

Course runs 24-28 September 2018  - Early bird application deadline: 29 June 2018 

more summer schools in Europe on http://www.summerschoolsineurope.eu/