Summer School 2018: Sheffield - Manchester - Berlin (06.08.2018 - 19.08.2018)
The Summer School is a successful project of the
Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership 'Diversity in the Cultures of Physics' Every year two Summer Schools are held, each of them in two different countries.
In a four week programme in two 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
In each country the
programme includes the following events:
Lectures and visits to research groups in the Physics Department of the university
Visits to other research institutions and universities in the region
Contacts to equality-oriented institutions and activities at the universities and cooperating institutions as well as in the national associations and foundations,
Lectures and discussions on gender & science studies.
For more information see the
International Summer Schools — current 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. Summer School: July 31 - August 25, 2017 Sheffield: July 31 - August 4, 2017 Manchester: August 7 - 11, 2017 Uppsala: August 14 - 25, 2017 “I personally attended the school because I was wondering about the lack of women in my field of research, and I finished the school with a much more objective vision in my academic surroundings and where focus and work needs to be done. It is our duty to keep changing our environment to the ... 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. 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.