Final deadline approaching: apply now for a unique opportunity to meet internationally renowned scientists and professionals, explore research centres and visit Trieste, the city of science
The final deadline (31 August 2015) to apply for the 2015 Edition of the Trieste Next International Short Course in Science is approaching: Trieste Next offers BA, MA and PhD students in the fields of Medicine and Health Sciences, Biotechnologies, Natural Sciences, Engineering the exceptional opportunity to attend the International Short Course in Science: over the course of a weekend (25-27 September 2015), enrolled students will have unlimited access to all events (conferences, workshops, seminars) within the program of the fourth edition of Trieste Next-European Science Forum (www.triestenext.it), meet internationally-renowned scientists and professionals, while at the same time visiting the city of Trieste, a true world capital of science with its 35 international research centres and over 140 companies specialised in the field of bio-hi-tech. All activities will be held in English.
Trieste Next International Study Tours are open to BA, MA and PhD students from all over the world. Applications will be considered on a first-come first-served basis. Deadline for applications: 31 August 2015.
Highlight: guided tours in Trieste’s international research centres
AREA Science Park
A national benchmark for technology transfer and a prestigious, multi-sectoral Science and Technology Park where research, development and innovation bear excellent results: this is AREA Science Park. A place where top training, research and enterprise meet and become a key resource for the growth of the economy and employment opportunities in the territory. AREA Science Park is an exclusive environment which provides flexible solutions for tenancies, structures, instruments and support services for the development of activities based on knowledge and technology. For further info: www.area.trieste.it
Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste
Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste is a multidisciplinary international laboratory of excellence, specialized in generating high quality synchrotron and free-electron laser light and applying it in materials science. Its mission is to promote cultural, social and economic growth through basic and applied research, technical and scientific training, transfer of technology and know-how. Elettra Sincrotrone develops excellence by providing state-of-the-art services for high-quality, internationally recognized research, thus contributing to enhance the positive impact and relevance of science on society. For further info: www.elettra.trieste.it
ICGEB-International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
ICGEB provides a scientific and educational environment of the highest standard and conducts innovative research in life sciences for the benefit of developing countries. The Centre is dedicated to advanced research and training in molecular biology and biotechnology and holds out the prospect of advancing knowledge and applying the latest techniques in the fields of biomedicine, crop improvement, environmental protection/remediation, biopharmaceuticals and biopesticide production. ICGEB is part of the United Nations System. For further info: www.icgeb.org
ICTP-The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
For more than 50 years, the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics has been a driving force behind global efforts to advance scientific expertise in the developing world. Founded in 1964 by the late Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam, ICTP seeks to accomplish its mandate by providing scientists from developing countries with the continuing education and skills that they need to enjoy long and productive careers. ICTP has been a major force in stemming the scientific brain drain from the developing world. For further info: www.ictp.it
OGS-Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics
OGS operates and develops its own mission in the European Research Area (ERA) and internationally, prioritizing the basic and applied research fields of oceanography, geophysics and marine geology, experimental and explorative geophysics. Counting on its own vessel, the OGS Explora—an oceanographic research ship—and other strategic infrastructures of excellence, OGS works for the safeguarding and enhancement of the environmental and natural resources in order to evaluate and prevent geological, environmental and climatic risks, with the aim of spreading scientific culture and knowledge. For further info: www.ogs.trieste.it
INFN-National Institute for Nuclear Physics
INFN is an organization dedicated to the study of the fundamental constituents of matter, and conducts theoretical and experimental research in the fields of subnuclear, nuclear, and astroparticle physics. Fundamental research in these areas requires the use of cutting-edge technologies and instrumentation, which the INFN develops both in its own laboratories and in collaboration with the world of industry. Moreover, INFN promotes the application of the skills, methods, and experimental techniques developed in the course of its own research to research in other fields, such as medicine, artistic preservation, and environmental protection. These activities are conducted in close collaboration with the academic world. For further info: www.ts.infn.it
TWAS – The World Academy of Science for the advancement of science in developing countries
TWAS is a global science academy based in Trieste working to advance science and engineering for sustainable prosperity in the developing world. Today, TWAS has some 1,100 elected Fellows from 90 countries; 15 of them are Nobel laureates. Through three decades, TWAS’s mission has remained consistent: recognize, support and promote excellence in scientific research in the developing world; respond to the needs of young scientists in countries that are lagging in science and technology; promote South-South and South-North cooperation in science, technology and innovation; encourage scientific research and sharing of experiences in solving major problems facing developing countries. For further info: www.twas.org
Trieste Next International Short Course in Science: official schedule
Over the course of a weekend (25-27 September 2015), enrolled students will have unlimited access to all events (conferences, workshops, seminars) within the program of the fourth edition of Trieste Next-European Science Forum (www.triestenext.it), meet internationally-renowned scientists and professionals, while at the same time visiting the city of Trieste, a true world capital of science with its 35 international research centres and over 140 companies specialised in the field of bio-hi-tech. All activities will be held in English. An official certificate of attendance will be delivered to all enrolled students upon their departure from Venice. For further information on the official schedule of activites and list of international speakers, click here
Accommodation and other benefits
Full board accommodation (hotel + meals) is included in the application fees required for the 2015 Edition of the Trieste Next Short Course in Science. From Friday 25 to Sunday 27 September students will be staying in hotels located in the historical centre of Trieste.
Airport pickup and transfer: as soon as students inform us about the precise time of arrival and departure, we will set up pickup and transfer from Ronchi dei Legionari Airport to the city centre. Pickup and transfer from Trieste’s main railway station is also included.
Bus transfers from the city centre to the venues or guided tours (companies and research centres) are also included in the application fees.
How to apply / Application fees
Trieste Next International Short Course in Science are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Selected participants will be notified their participation to the 2015 Edition of the Trieste Next International Shourt Course in Science via e-mail. Our staff will also provide full details on accomodations, meals and calendar of activities, together with information on methods of payment and deadlines.
Individual students are required to pay an attendance fee of 200 Euros. For group bookings, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel expenses (to/from Trieste) are not included in the application fee. Our staff will also provide assistance for VISA applications upon payment of the attendance fee (see below). The full fee will be reimbursed in case the VISA application is refused.
Deadline to apply for the 2015 Trieste Next International Study Tour: 31 August 2015, 8 pm (Italian time)