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Please, note that the dates for some of the courses are based on those from the academic year 2020-2021. For the latest update on each course date, please request more information from the contact person. For a larger list of courses, you are advised to contact the international affairs office of your institution.

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

History of Science and Technology

WHAT: In this course, the history of human relation with nature will be taken up from the antiquity to the present in line with various civilisations, scientific basins and movements of thought. Approaches to the shaping of the most celebrated scientific ideas as well as social and economic changes will be analized.

TARGET: Master course

WHEN: September 12 / December 30, 2022 (14 weeks/42 hours)

WHO: Graduate School, Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://lee.itu.edu.tr/en/education/course-catalogue-forms?code=BTT503E

turanliay@itu.edu.tr

ECTS: 7.5

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

Philosophy of Science

WHAT: The course is designed to explore the philosophical debates concerning the nature of science (including the social sciences). More specifically, students will engage the following three problems:The problem of induction: Is science based upon inductive reasoning? The problem of demarcation I: How do we distinguish between science and pseudoscience? The problem of demarcation II: Is there a methodological distinction between natural and social sciences?

TARGET: Master course

WHEN: September 12 / December 30, 2022 (14 weeks/42 hours)

WHO: Graduate School, Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://lee.itu.edu.tr/en/education/course-catalogue-forms?code=BTT506E

turanliay@itu.edu.tr

ECTS: 7.5

Introduction to Machine Learning

WHAT: Aim of the course is to provide students with basic knowledge of both theoretical foundations and practical aspects of machine learning, with a particular focus on applications to bioinformatics and biology. The module will deal with topics such as foundation of Data Mining and machine Learning (Prof. Giannotti), the Knowledge Discovery process. All steps in a nutshell- 2) Data understanding and Data exploration- 3) Unsupervised learning: Clustering: intro clustering: K-Means clustering- 4) Unsupervised learning: Clustering: DBSCAN e Hierarchical clustering- 5) practicals: case study  on simple data sets iris e titanic (python or Knime), among others.

TARGET: Master course (Prerequisite: at least a Bachelor)

WHEN: April 20 / June 30, 2022 (40 hours)

WHO: Scuola Normale Superiore

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://www.sns.it/en/corsoinsegnamento/introduction-machine-learning-bioinformatics-and-life-sciences

francesco.raimondi@sns.it

ECTS: 6.0

Related Communities: Tools, technologies and digital solutions for health and care, including personalised medicine.

Quantum Information Theory

WHAT: This is an introductory course on quantum information theory with topics such as: mathematical Instruments, Intro to Q-INFO,  from Bit to Qubit, Basics of Linear Algebra. States: (a)  Density operators and Ensembles (b)  The Schmidt Decomposition (c)  Reduced density operators and Purification (existence, how different purifications are connected) (d) The Bloch Sphere. 3. Measurements (a) POVMs: properties and representations (b) Naimark Theorem (b) Impossibility of discriminating among non orthogonal states (d) Helstrom Theorem (c) Quantum State Tomography. Etc.

TARGET: Master course (Prerequisite: at least a Bachelor)

WHEN: January 7 / March 30, 2022 (45 hours)

WHO: Scuola Normale Superiore

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://www.sns.it/en/corsoinsegnamento/quantum-information-theory

vittorio.giovannetti@sns.it

ECTS: 6.0

Related Communities: Key digital technologies, including quantum technologies.

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

Human Factors in Product Design

WHAT: The concept of system and types of systems. Human dimensions and the concept of anthropometry and its applications in design. Biomechanical skills, physical work ergonomics. Basic principles in hand tool design. Foot and the ergonomics and dynamics of walking and running. Physical environmental conditions. Design for disabled users. Information ergonomics and information processing. Controls and displays. The concept of interface and arrangement of product interfaces. Human computer interaction.

TARGET: Bachelor Course

WHEN: February 21 / June 3, 2022

WHO: Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law. Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://www.sis.itu.edu.tr/EN/student/undergraduate/course-information/course-information.php?subj=EUT&numb=272E

calppay@itu.edu.tr

ECTS: 3.5

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

Marine Energy Technology

WHAT: Introduction to marine energy technology Fundamental concepts in wave energy Different methods in wave energy exploitation Fundamental concepts in marine current energy Different methods of exploiting marine currents Introduction to electricity generation, power conditioning, and grid connection, Generic technological problems in marine energy exploitation.

TARGET: Bachelor Course

WHEN: February 21 / June 3, 2022 (14 weeks/42 hours)

WHO: Faculty of Management. Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://www.sis.itu.edu.tr/EN/student/undergraduate/course-information/course-information.php?subj=DEN&numb=418E

erturk@itu.edu.tr

ECTS: 4.0

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

Water Quality Management

WHAT: Importance of water based on its quantity and quality, water pollution, pollution sources, significance and the use of pollutants and water quality parameters for the evaluation of water quality, water quality standards, quality changes due to various beneficial uses of water, regulations on water quality, monitoring and control, national and international practice on water quality management, modeling and water quality management approaches.

TARGET: Bachelor Course

WHEN: September 12 / December 30, 2022 (14 weeks/56 hours)

WHO: Faculty of Architecture. Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://www.sis.itu.edu.tr/EN/student/undergraduate/course-information/course-information.php?subj=CEV&numb=305E

baykalb@itu.edu.tr, pehlivano3@itu.edu.tr, gurelme@itu.edu.tr

ECTS: 4.0

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

Natural Hazards and Urban Safety

WHAT: Urban safety against natural hazards, Geological, hydrological, atmospheric and biological hazards Na-techs and technological hazards, Territorial, environmental and urban vulnerability Physical, social, economic and institutional vulnerability, Risk perception. Economic loss estimation, Risk assessment.

TARGET: Bachelor Course

WHEN: February 21 / June 3, 2022 (14 weeks/42 hours)

WHO: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://www.sis.itu.edu.tr/EN/student/undergraduate/course-information/course-information.php?subj=SBP&numb=334E

kundak@itu.edu.tr

ECTS: 4.0

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

Climate Change

WHAT: Climate systems, global energy balance, radiation balance, surface energy balance, mean zonal circulation, hydrological cycle, ocean general circulation, climate sensitivity, earth system models, regional climate models and introduction to RegCM, climate change projections.

TARGET: Bachelor Course

WHEN: September 12 / December 30, 2022 (14 weeks/42 hours)

WHO: Faculty of Management. Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://www.sis.itu.edu.tr/EN/student/undergraduate/course-information/course-information.php?subj=MTO&numb=464E

sunal@itu.edu.tr

ECTS: 4.5

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

Climate Dynamics

WHAT: Climate systems, global energy balance, radiation balance, surface energy balance, mean zonal circulation, hydrological cycle, ocean general circulation, climate sensitivity, earth system models, regional climate models and introduction to RegCM, climate change projections.

TARGET: Bachelor Course

WHEN: February 21 / June 3, 2022 (14 weeks/42 hours)

WHO: Faculty of Management. Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://www.sis.itu.edu.tr/EN/student/undergraduate/course-information/course-information.php?subj=MTO&numb=453E

sunal@itu.edu.tr

ECTS: 4.5

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

Water Treatment Plant Design

WHAT: Conceptual basis for design, Intake structures, Screens, Storage, Pumping stations, Aeration, Rapid mixing, Flocculation, Sedimentation and Flotation, Filtration, Membrane filtration, Disinfection, Oxidation, Site selection, Piping, Hydraulic profile, P&I diagram, Preparation of coagulants and storage, Safety, Iron-manganese-hardness removal, Adsorption, Ion exchange, Water stabilization, Corrosion control, Taste and odor control.

TARGET: Bachelor Course

WHEN: February 21 / June 3, 2022 (14 weeks/42 hours)

WHO: Faculty of Science and Letters. Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://www.sis.itu.edu.tr/EN/student/undergraduate/course-information/course-information.php?subj=CEV&numb=330E

ersahin@itu.edu.tr, ozgunha@itu.edu.tr

ECTS: 6.0

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

Solid Waste Recycling and Treatment Technologies

WHAT: Conceptual basis for design, Intake structures, Screens, Storage, Pumping stations, Aeration, Rapid mixing, Flocculation, Sedimentation and Flotation, Filtration, Membrane filtration, Disinfection, Oxidation, Site selection, Piping, Hydraulic profile, P&I diagram, Preparation of coagulants and storage, Safety, Iron-manganese-hardness removal, Adsorption, Ion exchange, Water stabilization, Corrosion control, Taste and odor control.

TARGET: Master course

WHEN: February 21 / June 3, 2022 (14 weeks/42 hours)

WHO: Graduate School. Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://lee.itu.edu.tr/en/education/course-catalogue-forms?code=CBM506E

arikan@itu.edu.tr, guvenhu@itu.edu.tr

ECTS: 7.5

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Engineering

WHAT: Biological and Industrial Ecosystems, Metabolic Analysis, Industrial Symbiosis, Anthropogenic Resource Cycles, Energy and Water in Industrial Ecology, Buildings and Infrastructure as Products, Urban Ecology and Urban Metabolism, Material Flows of National Economies, Modeling in Industrial Ecology, Scenario Development, The Status of Resources, Industrial Ecology in Developing Countries, The Future of Industrial Ecology. Course Objectives: 1. To demonstrate the relationships among production, consumption, sustainability, and industrial ecology.  2. To show how industrial ecology serves as a framework for the consideration of environmental and sustainability-related aspects of science and technology.  3. To define and describe tools, applications, and implications of industrial ecology.

TARGET: Master course

WHEN: February 21 / June 3, 2022 (14 weeks/42 hours)

WHO: Graduate School. Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://fbe.itu.edu.tr/en/education/course-catalogue-forms?code=CBM549E

germirliba@itu.edu.tr

ECTS: 7.5

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

Natural Treatment Systems

WHAT: Natural waste treatment systems – an overview planning, feasibility asssesment and site selection basic treatment mechanisms basic process responses and interactions waste stabilization ponds treatment by aquaculture systems natural and constructed wetland systems land treatment systems: subsurface treatment systems, slow rate systems, overland systems and rapid infiltration systems sludge management and treatment in natural treatment systems. Course Objectives: The purposes of the course are to describe the natural systems used in wastewater treatment and to give information about the treatment mechanism, design and operation principles of these systems.

TARGET: Master course

WHEN: February 21 / June 3, 2022 (14 weeks/42 hours)

WHO: Graduate School. Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://fbe.itu.edu.tr/en/education/course-catalogue-forms?code=ENB513E

yazgan@itu.edu.tr, karpuzcu@itu.edu.tr

ECTS: 7.5

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

Modeling in Social and Ecological Systems

WHAT: This course focuses on  Socio-ecology,  Complexity to Simplicity,  Intelligence,  Intelligence and Agents,  Social Simulation,  Social Optimization,  Artificial Intelligence,  AI with Agent-based Modeling,  Purpose of Model Design,  Algortihms in Model Design,  Model Analysis,  Case Studies for Analyzing Models,  Complex Systems,  and Complex Systems and Data Science. Course Objectives: 1. To teach students about expressing socio-ecological complexity in algorithms, 2. To provide assessment of social and ecological relationships, 3. To illustrate the complexity in human-environment interactions through case studies.

TARGET: Master course

WHEN: September 12 / December 30, 2022 (14 weeks/42 hours)

WHO: Graduate School. Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://lee.itu.edu.tr/en/education/course-catalogue-forms?code=ANT509E

bulentarikan@itu.edu.tr

ECTS: 7.5

Technologies for Energy Production, Transportation and Storage

WHAT: This class will present technologies for energy conversion, energy transport and energy storage for various energy vectors (electricity, heat, fuels). Learning objectives: At the end of the class, students will be able to: Explain the notion of energy vectors and conversion between vectors. For each technology: explain the technology working principle and its efficiency range describe the plant, network or device design.

TARGET: Master course

WHEN: October 1, 2021 / January 31, 2022 (1 semester)

WHO: School of Engineering. Ecoles des Ponts ParisTech

FORMAT: Asynchronous

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

thierry.hommel@enpc.fr

ECTS: 2.0

Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Lean Production Systems

WHAT: Introduce lean thinking and lean manufacturing and provide knowledge and skills required to design a waste-free effective production system.

TARGET: Bachelor Course

WHEN: September 12 / December 30, 2022 (14 weeks/28 hours)

WHO: Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering. Budapest university of technology and economics Müegyetem

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://www.sis.itu.edu.tr/EN/student/undergraduate/course-information/course-information.php?subj=END&numb=445E

cebeciu@itu.edu.tr

ECTS: 4.0

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)

Introduction to intra/social entrepreneurship

WHAT: Join the course “Introduction to intra/social entrepreneurship” and learn to succeed in the rapidly evolving online world. In this practical course, you will discover tools and methodologies for innovators, based on new developments and opportunities presented in this new era.Participants will work on teams and develop a real project with guidance from experienced entrepreneurs and academics. It will be held online from October 5th to November 11th. The schedule for the fall semester is every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm CET. The detailed program can be downloaded here.The course offers the possibility to earn 3 credits at UPM level. This course also qualifies for actúaupm startup creation program international edition and the incubation program in Shanghai “Xiji Incubator”.

TARGET: Bachelor Course

WHO: ETSIDI (UPM)

FORMAT: Online

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://blogs.upm.es/actividadesacreditables/introduction-to-intra-social-entrepreneurship-c31025/

claudio.feijoo@upm.es

ECTS: 3.0

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

Sustainable Product Design

WHAT: Sustainability Concept, Sustainable Design and its Approaches, Eco-design Strategies, Eco-friendly Materials and Production Techniques, Sustainable Energy Technologies, Life Cycle Assessment, Design for Sustainable Behavior and Lifestyles, Design for the Other 90% Approach, Cradle to Cradle Approach, Sustainable Product Service System Design.

TARGET: Bachelor Course

WHEN: February 21 / June 3, 2022 (14 weeks/42 hours)

WHO: Faculty of Architecture. Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://www.sis.itu.edu.tr/EN/student/undergraduate/course-information/course-information.php?subj=EUT&numb=429E

kucuksayrac@itu.edu.tr

ECTS: 4.0

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

Digital Culture in Creative Industries

WHAT: In the context of digital culture in creative industries: Digital theory, designing for creative economy and consumption, employment of digital tools in creative industries: Cyberspace, art, music, cinema, video games, product design, social aspect of creative industries: Distributed democracy, enhancing public sphere, changing human behaviour, mobility, interactivity, identity new place making and architecture Collaboration, networks, visual-auditory information systems augmented reality, emergent technologies related research areas.

TARGET: Master course

WHEN: September 12 / December 30, 2022 (14 weeks/42 hours)

WHO: Graduate School. Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://ninova.itu.edu.tr/en/public.dersler.ders.aspx?dil=en&kategori=institute-of-science-and-technology&dersId=11431

fgul@itu.edu.tr

ECTS: 7.5

Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Color engineering

WHAT: The aim of the course is to transfer the basics of colorimetry, to present the methods of calculating color stimuli, the principles of color representation systems, and to transfer the following knowledge: The industrial use of color theory in design and quality control. Spectral characterization of light sources in terms of color temperature, color rendering, color coordinates. Getting to know the chromatic properties of reflection surfaces and transmission media. Color measurements and calibration. Relevant standards. Fundamentals of human color vision and perception. Application of color vision in engineering work.

TARGET: Bachelor Course

WHO: Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law. Budapest University of Technology and Economics

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://oktatas.gpk.bme.hu/tad/en/tantargy/BMEGEMIBMST

nagyb@mogi.bme.hu

ECTS: 4.0

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

Biomimetics in Textiles

WHAT: Biomimetic concepts in textiles. Biomimetic in fibers, comparison of biological and synthetic materials. Mimicking plants for super hydrophobicity, self-cleaning, drag reduction. Multifunctional properties and surface structures of plant leaves. Mimicking aquatic animals for low hydrodynamic drag and its applications in swimwear. Mimicking birds for light coloration, camouflage, insulation and aerodynamic lift. Mimicking fur and skin of polar bear in thermal insulation. Mimicking spider web for biological self-assembly. Mimicking biological systems for self-healing and sensory-aid devices, etc.

TARGET: Master course

WHEN: February 21 / June 3, 2022 (14 weeks/42 hours)

WHO: Graduate School. Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://lee.itu.edu.tr/en/education/course-catalogue-forms?code=YTT514E

karakashal@itu.edu.tr

ECTS: 7.5

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

Ecofiendly Textile Dyeing and Finishing

WHAT: The textile industry is one of the sources of various environmental problems, and researchers have discovered that tons of toxic waste, including dye waste, are discarded into the rivers by the textile industry and pollute the water. The use of synthetic chemicals in textile production poses a threat to people as well as natural life. Therefore, instead of dangerous chemicals in textile products, alternatives that cannot harm the environment should be used. In this course, alternative chemicals, methods and application techniques for dyeing and finishing will be discussed. Course Objectives: 1. To examine eco-friendly processes in textile dyeing and finishing. 2. To examine ecological preparation, characterization and application methods in different textile processes. 3. To evaluate the use of new technologies in dyeing and finishing processes for different kind of fiber.

TARGET: Master Course

WHEN: September 12 / December 30, 2022 (14 weeks/42 hours)

WHO: Graduate School. Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://lee.itu.edu.tr/en/education/course-catalogue-forms?code=TEK545E

ozcangul@itu.edu.tr

ECTS: 7.5

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

Smart Materials in Textile

WHAT: Introduction to smart materials in textile. Phase change materials (PCMs) and their applications in textile. Shape memory materials and their applications in textile. Chromic materials and their applications in textile. Conductive materials and their applications in textile. Optical fiber, solar cell and their applications in textile. Other smart materials in textile, responsive against other stimuli and their applications in textile. Design of smart textile system. Course Objectives: To examine the structure and properties of smart materials used in textile as polymer, filament (fiber), yarn and fabric.    To examine the production technology of these smart materials and the applications in textile. To improve the ability of designing of smart textile system.

TARGET: Master Course

WHEN: September 12 / December 30, 2022 (14 weeks/42 hours)

WHO: Graduate School. Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://lee.itu.edu.tr/en/education/course-catalogue-forms?code=TEK533E

ucarnu@itu.edu.tr

ECTS: 7.5

PSL (Paris Sciences & Lettres)

Ageing and Corrosion of Materials

WHAT: Optimizing the functional lifetime of a material is a fundamental driving force for the development of new materials and in fact has been a preoccupation of our civilization from prehistory to the present day. This course will survey the mechanisms that determine the stability and reactivity of metallic materials in contact with diverse environments. We will evoke a number of critical questions: How can we predict the lifetime of materials in given applications and environments? How can we apply short term tests to predict the long term behavior of the materials? How can we incorporate anticorrosion concepts directly into the design of a new material?   We will seek a balanced presentation between fundamental physical chemistry useful for simulation of corrosion problems and the more intuitive approach often used in industry.

TARGET: Master Course

WHEN: January 1 / March 31, 2022 (15 hours / Wednesday afternoon)

WHO: Chimie Paristech. Paris Sciences et Lettres

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

kevin.ogle@chimie-paristech.fr

ECTS: 2.0

PREREQUISITE: Electrochemistry, physical chemistry of solutions, introductory metallurgy

PSL (Paris Sciences & Lettres)

A world without CO2?

WHAT: This track proposes to train Chemical Engineers in the field of energy involving CO2-free processes or the valorization of the latter. It requires multidisciplinary skills in chemistry, one of the characteristics of our students, because it requires knowledge in molecular chemistry, processes, catalysis, materials and physico-chemistry. After a few elements of cellular energy, a brief description of photosynthesis from an energy and biochemical point of view will be described. The concept based on a biomimetic approach to artificial photosynthesis will be discussed. We will also see how, by drawing inspiration from microorganisms and using the energy capacities of bacteria, biopile makes it possible to recycle the components of organic waste when it is powered by hydrogen from biomass.

TARGET: Master Course

WHEN: September 1, 2022 / January 31, 2023 (39 hours / Wednesday morning)

WHO: Paris Sciences et Lettres. Chimie Paristech

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

virginie.lair@chimieparistech.psl.eu

ECTS: 6.0

Physics of Nanostructure

WHAT: With this course, students will gain a detailed knowledge of the structural, electronic and optical properties of nanostructures. They will be able able to understand the main experimental phenomenologies observed and design novel nanostructures with desired electronic proHeterostructures and 2D systems – Semiconductor heterostructures: growth and fabrication, band alignment. Electronic states and carrier statistics in superlattices and quantum wells. Electron transport in superlattices and multiple quantum wells (intra- and inter-band). Resonant tunneling diodes. Two-dimensional electron gases: modulation doping and electron mobiity, graphene and other 2D materials, graphene stacks. Quantum Hall effects, anomalous Hall effect in graphene. Optical properties of heterostructures: intraband and interband matrix elements, among other topics.

TARGET: PhD Course

WHEN: January 10 / June 10, 2022 (46 hours)

WHO: Scuola Normale Superiore

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://www.sns.it/en/corsoinsegnamento/physics-nanostructures

fabio.beltram@sns.it

ECTS: 6.0

PREREQUISITE: Fundamentals of semiconductor physics and of light-matter interaction.

RELATED COMMUNITIES: Advanced materials.

Computational Life and Material Sciences

WHAT: The aim of the course is to provide an overview of the theories and methodologies currently used in various fields of computational molecular sciences, ranging from biomedical sciences to material sciences. A special focus will be devoted to those models and algorithms related to molecular simulation techniques, including enhanced sampling and free energy methods. Such models will be illustrated along with relevant examples taken from recent literature and concerning different molecular modeling applications.

TARGET: PhD Course

WHEN: November 3, 2021 / February 6, 2022 (50 hours)

WHO: Scuola Normale Superiore

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://www.sns.it/en/corsoinsegnamento/computational-life-and-material-sciences

giuseppe.brancato@sns.it

ECTS: 6.0

PREREQUISITE: At least a Bachelor in Physics, Chemistry, Biology

RELATED COMMUNITIES: Advanced materials

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

Water Resources

WHAT: Development of water resources, river morphology, sediment transport in rivers, river restoration, flood control structures, river navigation, water resources planning, diversion weirs, dams, spillways, energy dissipaters, water intake structures, irrigation and drainage, hydroelectric energy, economic analysis.

TARGET: Bachelor Course

WHEN: September 12 / December 30, 2022

WHO: Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law. Istanbul Technical University

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://www.sis.itu.edu.tr/EN/student/undergraduate/course-information/course-information.php?subj=INS&numb=441E

altunkay@itu.edu.tr

ECTS: 3.0

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

Environmental Ecology

WHAT: After an introduction to ecology, the course offers fundamentals of the following topics with an emphasis on natural and constructed ecosystems: energy flow, biogeochemical cycles, and organization in ecosystems; population and community ecology; ecological diversity; terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems; constructed ecosystems. The course also conveys the fundamentals of environmental management considerations, as well as a general view of the human impacts on ecology and environment: development, environmental pollution, resource depletion, ecotoxicity, etc., and how to meet the needs of sustainability. Current ecological issues are also addressed.

TARGET: Bachelor Course

WHEN: September 12 / December 30, 2022

WHO: Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law. Istanbul Technical University

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://www.sis.itu.edu.tr/EN/student/undergraduate/course-information/course-information.php?subj=CEV&numb=205E

dulekgurgen@itu.edu.tr, ozlemkarahan@itu.edu.tr

ECTS: 3.0

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

City and Society

WHAT: A survey of the history of major cities in the Middle East and North Africa. Each week will focus on the symbolism and functionality of urban space and architecture and the role of politics, religion, and global trade in the formation of one of the following cities: Jerusalem, Mecca and Medina, Baghdad, Cairo, Istanbul, Isfahan and  Beirut.

TARGET: Bachelor Course

WHEN: September 12 / December 30, 2022 (42h-14 weeks)

WHO: Faculty of Science and Letters. Istanbul Technical University

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://ninova.itu.edu.tr/en/courses/faculty-of-science-and-letters/9576/itb-222e/

hasankaratas@itu.edu.tr, guloksuz@itu.edu.tr

ECTS: 4.0

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

City Planning

WHAT: Planning, urban planning procedure, system of cities, institutions related to urban structure, planning techniques and Turkish planning system and process.

TARGET: Bachelor Course

WHEN: September 12 / December 30, 2022 (42h-14 weeks)

WHO: Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Istanbul Technical University

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://www.sis.itu.edu.tr/EN/student/undergraduate/course-information/course-information.php?subj=GEO&numb=458E

celikhus@itu.edu.tr

ECTS: 4.0

Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Transport Infrastructure and Regional Development

WHAT: Transport infrastructure and developement are linkled, although the link between them is not straightforward. This course explores and analyses this link. Regional development and its measurement is scrutinized as is the monetarisation of infrastructure charging and calculatiuon of costs. The course engages the disciplines of economics, regional planning, environmental science, geography, and sociology in investigating the externalities of transportation. The course aims to provide a practical and contemporary, but yet critical introduction to this subject. It will involve the study real and contemporary examples.

TARGET: Bachelor Course

WHEN: September 12 / December 30, 2022 (42h-14 weeks)

WHO: Budapest University of Technology and Economics

FORMAT: Hybrid, Asynchronous

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://transportation.bme.hu/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Tanterv_PhD_angol_2020_09_04.pdf

meszaros.ferenc@kjk.bme.hu

ECTS: 2.0

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

Digital Solutions for Smart Cities

WHAT: Introduction – Smart Cities. Related telecommunication technologies. Working principles of sensors and the related systems. Big data generated by the sensors of smart cities. Modelling by using graphs and queues. IoT (Internet of Things) and related applications. Visualizing sensor data. Mapping sensor data. Sensing location. Privacy and security issues. Smart health systems. Smart traffic management. Smart waste management. Smart water management. Software platforms for smart cities. Course Objectives: 1. To introduce the telecommunication technologies employed in cities in order to make them smarter. 2. To introduce sensor networks and their use in smart city applications. 3. To teach graph and queue based models for smart city applications. 4. To teach how to apply data mining models on the data collected from the sensors in cities. 5. To introduce the smart city applications for the citizens.

TARGET: Master course

WHEN: February 21 / June 3, 2022 (42h-14 weeks)

WHO: Graduate School. Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://lee.itu.edu.tr/en/education/course-catalogue-forms?code=BLG556E

oktug@itu.edu.tr

ECTS: 7.5

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

Zero Energy Buildings

WHAT: The class is mainly focused on energy efficient building concept and design criteria heating, cooling, ventilation and lighting systems Building integreted renewable systems such as photovoltaic, wind turbine and solar thermal cost analysis methods and relevant legislation for buildings in Turkey. Course Objectives: To examine a building project based on energy efficient design criteria to meet its own energy zero energy building. This course is dedicated to high-level research and design concerned with zero energy buildings. It will be carried out together with an international colloboration to examine geografical, cultural and social diferences by working on a same project. To teach set of viable building system packages, renewable energy systems and their integration possibilities into buildings. To establish a “best practice” approach by setting an environment of multiple viewpoints, experiences and analysis methodologies all within the context of team learning. To teach the existing market developments, preferred designs, trends in buying and preferred designs and financial market availability of funding. Clearly business principles are practiced to show real investors the project is feasible and viable. To teach analyzing the project within multi-disciplinary team and ensure that the evaluation of international partnerships.The solution set for this type of project requires multiple viewpoints, experiences and analysis methodologies all within the context of team learning.

TARGET: Master course

WHEN: September 12 / December 30, 2022 (42h-14 weeks)

WHO: Graduate School. Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://lee.itu.edu.tr/en/education/course-catalogue-forms?code=EBT551E

sozerh@itu.edu.tr

ECTS: 7.5

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

Energy Systems for Buildings

WHAT: Comfort and security conditions, calculation and measurement Heating, cooling, ventilation, air conditioning systems Electrical systems Lighting systems Fire protection systems Security systems Building automation systems Integration of energy systems. Course Objectives: Teaching conditions for comfort and security that should be provided within the building together with their calculations and methods. Analysing technical properties and operation & maintenance conditions for building energy consumption systems. Teaching possible system technologies and methods for designing energy efficient building. Giving practical information on controlling building automation systems and scenario software with system integration and operation & maintenance conditions.

TARGET: Master course

WHEN: September 12 / December 30, 2022 (42h-14 weeks)

WHO: Graduate School. Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://lee.itu.edu.tr/en/education/course-catalogue-forms?code=EBT557E

emreerkin@gmail.com

ECTS: 7.5

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

Sustainable Construction

WHAT: Sustainability and sustainable construction concepts. Major environmental and resource constraints in the construction industry. The Green Building Movement. Total Life Cycle Cost (LCC) and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). Sustainable Construction Operations: Use of energy and pollution Construction waste management and Materials Re-Cycling Land and water use. Use of renewable technologies in construction. International Sustainability and Green Building Assessment Systems. Documentation and Policy in Sustainable Construction. Course Objectives: To give information on sustainability concept, which is inevitably on our agenda due to environmental, economical and social crises, and to teach sustainable construction.

TARGET: Master course

WHEN: September 12 / December 30, 2022 (42h-14 weeks)

WHO: Graduate School. Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://lee.itu.edu.tr/en/education/course-catalogue-forms?code=YIP515E

artande@itu.edu.tr

ECTS: 7.5

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

Urban and Environmental Politics

WHAT: This course includes discussions on urban and environmental politics based on the concepts of place which human beings relate to and restructure. Urban and environmental politics is concerned with the issues such as production of the physical environment-consumption of natural environment the role of the state and the local government environmental and urban social movements globalization institutional organization poverty, social exclusion which are examined within the general framework of power, government/governance and citizens. Course Objectives: Provide advanced level of understanding of urban and environmental politics as a sub-discipline of political studies. Explore a range of critical issues in contemporary urban and environmental politics. Develop the ability to think theoretically and conceptually in relation to urban and environmental politics.

TARGET: Master course

WHEN: February 21 / June 3, 2022 (42h-14 weeks)

WHO: Graduate School. Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://lee.itu.edu.tr/en/education/course-catalogue-forms?code=SYC508E

asli.erbil@itu.edu.tr

ECTS: 7.5

Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Transport Infrastructure and Regional Development

WHAT: Transport infrastructure and developement are linkled, although the link between them is not straightforward. This course explores and analyses this link. Regional development and its measurement is scrutinized as is the monetarisation of infrastructure charging and calculatiuon of costs. The course engages the disciplines of economics, regional planning, environmental science, geography, and sociology in investigating the externalities of transportation. The course aims to provide a practical and contemporary, but yet critical introduction to this subject. It will involve the study real and contemporary examples.

TARGET: Master course, PhD Course

WHEN: (28h-14 weeks)

WHO: Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering. Budapest university of technology and economics Müegyetem

FORMAT: Hybrid, Asynchronous

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://transportation.bme.hu/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Tanterv_PhD_angol_2020_09_04.pdf

meszaros.ferenc@kjk.bme.hu

ECTS: 3.0

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

Urban Systems

WHAT: Urban Development Processes, Human Activities and Urban Systems, Demographic Change and Migration, Evolution of Urban Systems-Cycles of Urbanization, Urban Dynamics, Functional Urban Sub-Systems, Urban Systems Analysis, Urban Systems in Developed and Developing Countries, Globalization and Urban Networks, ICT and Its Impacts on Spatial Development, Urban Future-Urban Competition. Course Objectives: To describe the urban development processes and the determinant factors in these processes. To evaluate the evolution of urban systems-cycles of urbanization in developed and developing countries. To examine the impacts of developments in globalization and ICT on spatial development. To discuss the trends in urban systems and urban future.

TARGET: Master course, PhD Course

WHEN: September 12 / December 30 (42h-14 weeks)

WHO: Graduate School. Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://lee.itu.edu.tr/en/education/course-catalogue-forms?code=SBP613E

tbaycan@itu.edu.tr

ECTS: 7.5

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

Remote Sensing of Air Pollution

WHAT: Fundamentals of electromagnetic radiation and remote sensing. UV-VIS-NIR spectrometers (OMI, SCIAMACHY, GOME, GOME-2) and retrieved pollutants: O3, NO2, SO2, Formaldehyde, Glyoxal, CO, CH4, and aerosols. VIS-NIR Radiometers (AVHRR, MODIS, MISR, MERIS, (A)ATSR(-2), POLDER) and retrieved parameters: Aerosol optical thickness and fine/coarse fraction. TIR Spectrometers (MOPITT, IASI, TES) and Ozone profiles, CO. Active Remote Sensing: Lidars and Radars (CALIPSO, ATLID) and aerosol profiles. Course Objectives: 1. to develop a solid background for the students in remote sensing of air pollution by understanding the fundamentals of remote sensing science which is a state-of-the-art technology in air pollution monitoring. 2. to familiarize the students to the process and use of the remote sensing data for both gasous and particulate pollutants.

TARGET: Master course, PhD Course

WHEN: September 12 / December 30 (42h-14 weeks)

WHO: Graduate School. Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://lee.itu.edu.tr/en/education/course-catalogue-forms?code=CBM629E

kaynakbu@itu.edu.tr

ECTS: 7.5

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

Culture and Urban Space

WHAT: The meaning and development of the concept of culture, culture-space interaction, social space, absolute space and abstract space, space and place, cultural mapping, reflexive space, global culture, post-modern urban space, virtual space and the city. Course Objectives: To understand theory and approaches of human geography and sociology of the city develops. To develop skills in understanding and analyzing urban space. To comprehend the main arguments of contemporary urban intellectuals.

TARGET: Master course, PhD Course

WHEN: February 21 / June 3 (42h-14 weeks)

WHO: Graduate School. Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://lee.itu.edu.tr/en/education/course-catalogue-forms?code=SBP606E

edayucesoy@itu.edu.tr

ECTS: 7.5

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

Principles of Disaster and Emergency Management

WHAT: We will delve into the following concepts and definitions: emergency, disaster, emergency and disaster management, history of disaster,  all hazards natural disasters (atmospheric and hyrological disasters, geological and seismic disasters), technological disasters (dam failures, fires, traffic incidents, hazardous materials, nuclear accidents)  hazard and hazard analysis / four phases of disaster management (preparedness, mitigation, response, recovery) / resource management: need to supplement resources, private sector resources, all stakeholders and roles: (public, private sector, central and local government), etc.

TARGET: Master course, PhD Course

WHEN: September 12 / December 30 (42h-14 weeks)

WHO: Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

trabzonl@itu.edu.tr

ECTS: 7.5

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

Principles of Risk Management and Planning

WHAT: We will study the overall model of hazards risk management: Identify and manage issues, Establish risk management framework, Develop risk evaluation criteria, Establish policies, Establish risk management and strategic context, Develop risk evaluation criteria. Identify Risks: Identify and describe hazards, Identify and describe community, Identify and describe environment. Scope vulnerability: Generate risk statements, Revisit risk evaluation criteria, Risk perceptions. Analyze Risks: Determine likelihood and consequence, Modeling techniques – physical, virtual, mathematical, intuitive. Evaluate Risks: Compare the risk evaluation criteria with the levels of risk, Prioritize risks using the risk levels, Determine which risks are acceptable. Mitigate Risks: Generate risk mitigation options, Consider the assessment criteria for risk mitigation options, etc.

TARGET: Master course, PhD Course

WHEN: September 12 / December 30 (42h-14 weeks)

WHO: Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

FORMAT: Hybrid

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

iskender@itu.edu.tr

ECTS: 7.5

English for Academic Purposes Through Global Goals Summer Course @ ITU

WHAT: Pioneer in implementing United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals among the universities in Turkey, Istanbul Technical University has been a role model with the English for Academic Purposes Through Global Goals course, Individual assignments and group projects enable students to internalize 21st century skills such as collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and communication through experience. The English for Academic Purposes Through Global Goals course is a guide to udergraduate students, who are striving to become global citizens passing beyond geographical and political borders. The program has 4 spots (4 students) for each EELISA partner university.

TARGET: Freshmen

WHEN: July 4-August 5, 2022 (5 weeks/42 hours)

WHO: School for Foreign Languages. Istanbul Technical University (Turkey)

FORMAT: Online

+INFO, CONTACT OR REGISTRATION LINKS:

(https://ninova.itu.edu.tr/en/courses/the-school-of-foreign-languages/26534/ing-100).

Selection will be conducted internally by each partner university. Please contact your institution’s EELISA Unit for application and selection process. For questions about the content, methodology, evaluation criteria, etc. of the course, please contact: eelisa@itu.edu.tr

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: June 6, 2022

EELISA Community “Ethics, Social Commitment and Entrepreneurship”: Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, and Human Rights

WHAT: The Fourth Industrial Revolution is led by the unrelenting advance of artificial intelligence (AI) in almost all walks of public and private life. Technology developers, decision-makers, and stakeholders should all be aware of the opportunities and risks of the implementation of AI and analyze the situation from the viewpoint of human rights. Design ethics advocates the adoption of ethical
principles throughout all the stages of technology design, development, and implementation. Accessibility is one example where ethics, human rights, and AI can play a key role in building a society that leaves no one behind. This course combines theory and practice, providing specific tools for analyzing AI digital systems design, development, and implementation ethics.

TARGET: Anyone is welcome!

WHEN: June 20-June 24, 2022 (1 week/20 hours)

WHO: Dr. Mª Celia Fernández, School of Computer Systems Engineering, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

FORMAT: On-campus

+INFO, CONTACT & REGISTRATION LINKS:

Course information: https://blogs.upm.es/summerschool/en/face-to-face/

Fees and registration:  https://blogs.upm.es/summerschool/en/fees-and-registration/

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: April 19, 2022

EELISA Community “Discovery“: The role of engineering in the new European innovation framework

WHAT: European innovation projects aim to build the EU that we all want to live in. This course sets out to acquaint engineers with the singularities of innovation projects, innovation project work teams, consortia formation, the rules of the game of major European calls, as well as the roles of engineers, the national contact points, and the evaluating experts. The EELISA Discovery Community will serve as an example.

TARGET: Anyone is welcome!

WHEN: July 4-July 8, 2022 (1 week/20 hours)

WHO: Dr. Lola Storch, School of Industrial Engineering, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

FORMAT: On-campus + live streaming

+INFO, CONTACT & REGISTRATION LINKS:

Course information: https://blogs.upm.es/summerschool/en/face-to-face-online-broadcast/

Fees and registration:  https://blogs.upm.es/summerschool/en/fees-and-registration/

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: April 19, 2022

EELISA Community “Health in the City”: Smarter Health Caring for Smarter Cities (SC2)

WHAT: Smart cities aim to improve the quality the life of citizens by improving urban infrastructure, fostering innovation and enhancing the healthcare system. Smart healthcare uses the latest mobile and digital technologies to make advances in health systems. The course aims to bring together representatives of all health ecosystem stakeholders to meet students from different branches of knowledge taught at UPM to discuss possible solutions to unsatisfied urban healthcare needs.

TARGET: Bachelor, master and Ph.D. students

WHEN: July 11-July 22, 2022 (2 weeks/20 hours)

WHO: Dr. José Javier Serrano, School of Telecommunications Engineering, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

FORMAT: On-campus + live streaming

+INFO, CONTACT & REGISTRATION LINKS:

Course information: https://blogs.upm.es/summerschool/en/face-to-face-online-broadcast/

Fees and registration:  https://blogs.upm.es/summerschool/en/fees-and-registration/

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: April 19, 2022

EELISA Community “O4E”: Service-Learning. A tool learn and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

WHAT: As SL helps to guide excellence and creativity towards social transformation, the purpose of this course is to provide a useful tool to align higher education in the direction of SDGs and to turn awareness into commitment. To this effect, the course has been divided into two parts: an initial theoretical section in which the foundations of the methodology are laid down, as well as its application in relation to the achievement of the SDGs. A second practical section focused on students producing specific proposals that facilitate the application and strengthening of SL in universities today.

TARGET: Undergraduate students

WHEN: July 11-July 15, 2022 (1 week/10 hours)

WHO: Dr. Consuelo Fernández, School of Aerospace Engineering, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

FORMAT: Online

+INFO, CONTACT & REGISTRATION LINKS:

Course information: htt&ps://blogs.upm.es/summerschool/en/online-3/

Fees and registration:  https://blogs.upm.es/summerschool/en/fees-and-registration/

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: April 19, 2022

EELISA Community “O4E”: How to set up a citizen laboratory(CL)

WHAT: Citizen laboratories (CL) provide meeting places for cooperation, experimentation and collaborative prototyping of projects that seek to improve lives together. Citizen laboratories are a model of the institution that facilitates the creation of citizen science projects. Institutions that we have inherited such as universities, libraries, town halls, schools, or health centers, can enable stable programs of citizen laboratories for the development of projects open to any participation and that seek to improve lives together.

TARGET: Undergraduate students

WHEN: July 18-July 22, 2022 (1 week/10 hours)

WHO: Dr. Jorge Enrique Pérez, School of Computer Systems Engineering, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

FORMAT: Online

+INFO, CONTACT & REGISTRATION LINKS:

Course information: https://blogs.upm.es/summerschool/en/online-3/

Fees and registration:  https://blogs.upm.es/summerschool/en/fees-and-registration/

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: April 19, 2022

EELISA Community “Ethics, Social Commitment and Entrepreneurship”: Technology-Based Sustainable Entrepreneurship: creation of competitive business models within the framework of the SDGs

WHAT: The environment of business competitiveness is rapidly evolving towards the paradigm of sustainable development. It is currently affected by strong social and environmental demands channeled through the moral responsibility of companies and their managers, requests from society and its interest groups, and new and future regulations imposed by public administrations. The course responds to the need to know the keys to creating socially and environmentally sustainable business models that respond to these new demands.

TARGET: Bachelor & master students, managers & professionals

WHEN: June 20-July 6, 2022 (3 weeks/50 hours)

WHO: Dr. Jaime J. González, School of Computer Systems Engineering, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid,

FORMAT: On-campus

+INFO, CONTACT & REGISTRATION LINKS:

Course information: https://blogs.upm.es/summerschool/hispanotech-presencial/

Fees and registration:  https://blogs.upm.es/summerschool/precios-e-inscripcion-2/

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: April 19, 2022

EELISA Community “Green Planet”: Biomolecular analysis of plant biodiversity: the adaptive solution of plants to climate change

WHAT: The negative consequences of a changing climate on the environment, human safety and health have been evident for years. Plants depend on environmental conditions, and their ability to adapt is guided by their genetic material. The development of “omic” technologies has allowed progress in the knowledge of genetic functions and the effect of the environment on the genes responsible for adaptive responses. The objective of this course is to teach the application of molecular biology tools to the study of biodiversity of crops of agronomic interest.

TARGET: Senior bachelor students

WHEN: July 4-July 14, 2022 (2 weeks/30 hours)

WHO: Dr. Eva Miedes, School of Agricultural, Food and Biosystems Engineering, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid,

FORMAT: On-campus

+INFO, CONTACT & REGISTRATION LINKS:

Course information: https://blogs.upm.es/summerschool/hispanotech-presencial/

Fees and registration:  https://blogs.upm.es/summerschool/precios-e-inscripcion-2/

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: April 19, 2022

ENAEE, EELISA Associate Partner: Quality assurance and professional accreditation of engineering educational programmes

WHAT: This EUR-ACE accreditation training workshop aims to prepare well-qualified engineering degree programme accreditation experts. This training course is delivered by experts who are certified accreditation evaluators and trainers. Participants who successfully complete this course will be ready to prepare their respective universities for international degree programme accreditation (including, but not limited to, the EUR-ACE certificate).

TARGET: Professionals, specifically:

  1. Academic community representatives: academic staff responsible for contents and organizational aspects of the academic processes at their respective institutions
  2. Industry representatives: business stakeholders involved in engineer training processes and qualified to assess undergraduate and postgraduate student competences
  3. Higher education institution or accreditation agency representatives or administrative staff

WHEN: July 4-July 6, 2022 (3 days/28 hours)

WHO: Prof. Alberto Garrido/Dr. Luis Ricote, School of Agricultural, Food and Biosystems Engineering.

FORMAT: On-campus

+INFO, CONTACT & REGISTRATION LINKS:

Course information: https://blogs.upm.es/summerschool/en/professional-workshop-2/

Fees and registration:  https://blogs.upm.es/summerschool/precios-e-inscripcion-2/

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: April 19, 2022

AIRONE Artificial Intelligence and RObotics in exteNded rEality

WHAT: In the forthcoming decade, technologies of eXtended Reality (XR), i.e., Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality, and collaborative robots will become ubiquitous. Then, the XR combination with robots and human-centric  Artificial  Intelligence  will  enable distributed environments where humans, robots and virtual entities coexist and may become the sentient embodiment of remote human operators. The AIRONE School will cover specific research topics underpinning this paradigm shift affecting technology, perception and interaction ways. At the end of the AIRONE School, participants will learn the main aspects of eXtended Reality, the basics for the design and control of collaborative and wearable robots for immersive telepresence, and the fundamentals of Machine Learning and AI applied to Robotics and artificial vision systems.

TARGET: Bachelor Course

WHEN: June 6 / June 25, 2022

WHO: Scuola Superiore SantAnna

FORMAT: In person

+INFO, CONTACT & REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://www.santannapisa.it/en/airone-artificial-intelligence-and-robotics-extended-reality

Massimo Bergamasco: seasonalschools@santannapisa.it

ECTS: 4.0

TWIST - Trasformazioni del Welfare, Innovazione Sociale, Diritti e Terzo settore

WHAT: The season school is aimed ad acquire knowledge and skills on the organization of welfare systems and access to fundamental rights, focusing on the innovative elements of the relationship between public and private entities, with a particular reference to the analysis of community’s needs and to the identification of innovative solutions to cope with it. The Course combines, in an interdisciplinary perspective, the institutional profiles of welfare systems with the analysis of some specific social sectors related to the reduction of inequalities, the fight against social exclusion and the creation of inclusive societies (objectives of the United Nations 2030 Agenda). These main objectives represent the most important challenges that, in the current historical context, await the welfare systems and require specific skills for the design and implementation of innovative paths, also to mitigate the economic and social impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Moreover, a specific attention will be devoted to the NextGenerationEU program, aimed at making economies and societies in EU Member States more sustainable, resilient and prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the ecological and digital transition. In this framework, the Course also offers a key to understanding the measures that, in line with this EU program, will be envisaged and implemented as part of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, which identifies, among others, innovation, health, education and inclusion as strategic axes.

TARGET: Bachelor Course

WHEN: May 9 / May 13, 2022

WHO: Scuola Superiore SantAnna

FORMAT: In person

+INFO, CONTACT & REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://www.santannapisa.it/en/twist-trasformazioni-del-welfare-innovazione-sociale-diritti-e-terzo-settore

Emanuele Rossi, Elena Vivaldi, Luca Gori, Francesca Biondi Dal Monte: seasonalschools@santannapisa.it

ECTS: 4.0

CROSSROADS The Never Ending EU Crises and the COVID-19 Pandemic Outbreak

WHAT: The Seasonal School aims to offer a critical assessment of the current governance structure of the EU and the key policies designed to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. It will evaluate the impact of the pandemic crisis together with the previous crises which had hit the EU at least since 2010. In such a difficult context, the pandemic crisis could represent both a factor of disintegration and an opportunity to deepen integration and create a more supranational union. The Seasonal School delves deep into these scenarios, focusing on the new tools and institutions set up to manage the effects of the pandemic crisis and the complex relationship between the Union and the member states. In order to understand the tensions and interpret the changes brought about by this unprecedented crisis, the School will provide an interdisciplinary perspective based on public and comparative law, EU and comparative politics, and policy analysis. By the end of the School, students will be able to: 1) Critically analyse the recent key events and developments in the pandemic and other EU crises and their impact at the national, 2) Develop methodological skills – across different disciplines, perspectives and approaches – to assess the complexity of the crisis 3) Gain advanced knowledge of EU politics and law and acquire transferable skills to work in the EU institutions, think-tanks, interest groups, and in academia.

TARGET: Bachelor Course

WHEN: May 23 / May 27, 2022

WHO: Scuola Superiore SantAnna

FORMAT: In person

+INFO, CONTACT & REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://www.santannapisa.it/en/crossroads-never-ending-eu-crises-and-covid-19-pandemic-outbreak

Giuseppe Martinico, David Natali, Edoardo Bressanelli: seasonalschools@santannapisa.it

ECTS: 4.0

Climate Change and International Law: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

WHAT: The main focus of the Seasonal School will be on the international legal context of climate change and on the global governance efforts addressing this phenomenon. However, in light of the complexity of climate change and the intrinsic need to adopt an interdisciplinary perspective, the Seasonal School will also provide the participants with the opportunity to acquire a basic knowledge of the scientific, economic and ethical aspects related to climate change. Notably, the legal perspective itself will be characterized by a multidisciplinary approach in order to reflect not only on the evolution of the specific body of international climate change law, but also on the role of other areas of law, such as human rights law, public comparative law, agricultural law and migration law.

TARGET: Bachelor Course

WHEN: July 4 / July 8, 2022

WHO: Scuola Superiore SantAnna

FORMAT: In person

+INFO, CONTACT & REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://www.santannapisa.it/en/climate-change-and-international-law-interdisciplinary-perspectives

Francesca Capone: seasonalschools@santannapisa.it

ECTS: 4.0

Exploring sea and space: technologies, opportunities and challenges

WHAT: In the last centuries, humanity has fully explored and mapped the emerged fraction of Earth surface today it has growing interest in exploring and exploiting the submerged fraction of the Earth as well as the nearby space regions, intensively. To this aim, engineers provide new powerful means (robots, underwater and space communication systems, new nano-satellite solutions, energy extraction from the sea) the exploration and exploitation of resources also pose problems relating to the biology of living beings. Moreover a wide range of new issues arise, about the economic implications and legal implications. The School aims to provide a concise overview of the relevant scientific challenges and development prospects in a unitary framework where issues of economic and environmental impact, potential conflicts and regulatory assessments are also addressed. The Seasonal School will take an holistic approach and will introduce participants to the key technologies in a unitary framework, where the engineering role is viewed together with biological and medical issues, economic aspects and legal problems. At the end of the Seasonal School, the participants will have a comprehensive overview of the future trends in the challenging topics of space and sea exploration.

TARGET: Bachelor Course

WHEN: July 18 / July 22, 2022

WHO: Scuola Superiore SantAnna

FORMAT: In person

+INFO, CONTACT & REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://www.santannapisa.it/en/exploring-sea-and-space-technologies-opportunities-and-challenges

Ernesto Ciaramella: seasonalschools@santannapisa.it

ECTS: 4.0

Issues on Contemporary China: Society, Innovation and Culture. Filippo Nicosia Seasonal School

WHAT: The Seasonal School is a five-day dynamic and intensive program, that offers an introduction to economic, social, political and legal aspects of modern China through the lens of leading research activities promoted by Sant’ Anna Institutes. Participants will have the opportunity to develop the necessary background to comprehend some of the major China’s issues, while emphasizing the traditional and modern roots of contemporary China. The seasonal school aims at promoting the knowledge of the role of People’s Republic of China, within the new global order and its role in the reconfiguration of international relations from different perspectives. More specifically, the 40 hours-long school will be characterized by a strong interdisciplinary approach and will be focused on  the encounter  with people, countries, way of thinking and systems connected with China. In other words, in order to guarantee the pluralism of disciplinary and intellectual perspectives, the seasonal school will explore aspects related to the phenomenon of tourism, geopolitical and international relation issues, technology transfer and legal systems. The Seasonal School is dedicated to the memory of the former Consul General of Italy in Chongqing, Filippo Nicosia.

TARGET: Bachelor Course

WHEN: June 13 / June 17, 2022

WHO: Scuola Superiore SantAnna

FORMAT: In person

+INFO, CONTACT & REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://www.santannapisa.it/en/issues-china-innovation-society-and-culture-0

Alberto Di Minin: seasonalschools@santannapisa.it

ECTS: 4.0

Climate resilient, biodiversity-based agriculture for sustainable development (AgriDev)

WHAT: Cropping systems face complex challenges that cannot be addressed with unidimensional solutions. This seasonal school is a 5-days full immersion in transdisciplinary approaches aimed at enhancing the sustainability of cropping systems in the wake of climate change, spanning from climate science, to genetics, to socioeconomics. Course participants will have the opportunity to develop a portfolio of knowledge at the base of cutting-edge scientific approaches in agronomic research for sustainable development with a focus on smallholder farming systems. The seasonal school is structured in four interconnected modules. The first module will deal with climate science, focusing on climate change, weather forecasting, climate prediction, and climate-agriculture nexus. The second module will deal with all levels of agrobiodiversity and their relevance for sustainability and provision of ecosystem services. The third module will deal with molecular breeding, discussing genomics and participatory applications in crop improvement, including genomewide association studies and genomic selection. The fourth module will discuss socioeconomic aspects of farming systems and introduce data-driven participatory breeding methods joining climate, agronomy, genetics, and crowd-sourcing approaches to improve local adaptation of crop varieties..

TARGET: Bachelor Course

WHEN: May 2 / May 7, 2022

WHO: Scuola Superiore SantAnna

FORMAT: In person

+INFO, CONTACT & REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://www.santannapisa.it/en/agridev-climate-resilient-biodiversity-based-agriculture-sustainable-development

Matteo Dell’Acqua: seasonalschools@santannapisa.it

ECTS: 4.0

Agent-based models in Economics: theory, toolkit and policy laboratories

WHAT: The study of economies seen as complex evolving systems has proven to be an appropriate lens of analysis to interpret and provide diagnoses of the many instances of the structure of capitalism. Heterogeneity, non-linearity, interdependent and cumulative processes, structural crises, regime changes, path-dependence and inequalities are among the key properties of both micro and macroeconomic phenomena. Agent-based models are a powerful and growing tool to develop theoretical models disciplined by empirical evidence, able to address the complex and evolving nature of economies additionally they constitute a natural policy laboratory enabling the possibility to perform scenarios analysis useful to inform policy choices. The Institute of Economics of Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies launches the first Seasonal School in “Agent based models in Economics: theory, toolkit and policy laboratories”. The Seasonal School is intended to achieve the following objectives: • Learning of agent-based modelling techniques (ABMs) as a tool of analysis and interpretation of economic and social processes. models through software laboratories (Laboratory for Simulation Development platform). • Introduction to statistical and econometric techniques for the analysis of macroevolutionary agent-based models (R software). Competencies provided include: • Theories and applications of agent-based models in micro and macroeconomics uncovering diverse thematic areas such as technical progress, economic cycles, labour markets, economic growth, climate change. • Empirical validation and analysis of models’ parametric space. • Scenarios-based analysis and policy experiments.

TARGET: Bachelor Course

WHEN: July 11 / July 15, 2022

WHO: Scuola Superiore SantAnna

FORMAT: In person

+INFO, CONTACT & REGISTRATION LINKS:

https://www.santannapisa.it/en/agent-based-models-economics-theory-toolkit-and-policy-laboratories

Maria Enrica Virgillito: seasonalschools@santannapisa.it

ECTS: 4.0