Diversity in the Cultures of Physics - A European Summer School Series for Women Physicists

A bilateral exchange program for women physicists who aspire to a PhD.

Summer School 2018: United Kingdom - Berlin

06.08.2018 - 19.08.2018

In a four week program in two different countries the participants get the opportunity to:

  • gain an insight into the variety of physics research in Europe
  • establish contacts which may result in future collaborations and stays abroad while pursuing their graduate work
  • get to know women researchers in physics and professional networks of women scientists
  • learn about national and international advancement programs for women scientists
  • become familiar with work place cultures of physics in actual cultural, political and everyday context
  • learn about equality politics at European universities and research institutions


The summer school builds on, intensifies and initiates networks on several levels:

  • peer to peer between the participants
  • international between the participating universities
  • transgenerational between the students and the involved teachers
  • interdisciplinary between scholars from physics and gender studies
  • between physicists and equality officers and representatives from funding institutions

For more information see the Concept.

Berlin - Barcelona Summer School 2017

The summer school is an annual bilateral exchange program for young female physicists who aspire for a PhD. In 2017 the summer school was organized in Barcelona and Berlin.

Berlin - Uppsala Summer School 2016

In 2016 the Summer School was established as a bilateral and annual exchange program for young physicists in the transition phase from Master to PhD studies.

Pilot Project in 2012: Berlin - Uppsala Summer School

The first Summer School was launched by the Department of Physics at Freie Universität Berlin. The German-Swedish exchange program for 2012 was realized in co-operation with the Physics Department at Uppsala University.