Alpbach Summer School 2016_

The 41st edition of the Alpbach Summer School will take place from 12 – 21 July 2016 in Tyrol, Austria. The 2016 theme is ‘Satellite Observations of the Global Water Cycle’. Registrations are now open for science / engineering graduates (Master, PhD and Postdoc level), with the FNR providing financial support for selected PhDs and Postdocs.

Focus on ‘Satellite Observations of the Global Water Cycle’

During lectures and working sessions, participants are given the opportunity to expand and strengthen their knowledge of selected space issues. Teams will develop space mission concepts based on the theme of the Summer School.

The Summer School fosters the practical application of knowledge derived from lectures, develops organisational and team-work skills and encourages creativity.

How to register

The Summer School Alpbach 2016 is open to 60 selected young science and/or engineering graduates (Master, PhD and Postdoc level) from among the member and cooperating states of the European Space Agency (ESA). The working language of the Summer School will be English.

Candidates have to complete:

An online registration form to be submitted to the Aeronautics and Space Agency of FFG.
An online endorsement form, duly signed by a University Professor, Head of Department or equivalent, has to be submitted.
The deadline for the registration is Thursday, 31 March 2016. Confirmation of acceptance will be given at the beginning of May 2016.

Financial support for participants with link to Luxembourg

The FNR financially supports the participation of selected PhDs and Postdocs, who:

Are of Luxembourg origins (Luxembourg nationality or more than 5-year residence in Luxembourg)
Researchers not of Luxembourgish nationality who conduct their studies/research work predominantly at a Luxembourg-based institution.
The GLAE – Groupement Luxembourgeois de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace financially supports the participation of selected engineering students from Luxembourg.

The financial support covers all fixed expenses related to the participation (registration, accommodation, travel).

For further information regarding the Alpbach Summer School and its selection process, please contact the Luxembourg national contact point:

Asmira Skrijelj, Ministère de l’Économie, Direction de l’ICT et des Affaires Spatiales

19-21 Boulevard Royal. L-2449 Luxembourg

Tél: +352 247-85 215


About the Alpbach Summer School

Held annually since 1975, the Alpbach Summer School enjoys a long tradition in providing in-depth teaching on aspects of space science and space technology with the aim of advancing the training and work experience of European graduates, post-graduate students, young scientists and engineers.

The Summer School is organised by the Aeronautics and Space Agency of FFG (Forschungsförderungs-gesellschaft) and co-sponsored by the European Space Agency (ESA), as well as the national space authorities of its member and cooperating states. A traditional partner is the International Space Science Institute. It is also supported by Austrospace, the association of Austrian space industries and research institutions.

For further details regarding the summer school program and the registration, please refer to:

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