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Trieste Next International Short Course in Science: discover Trieste Next, Italy’s top event on science and applied research


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.

Discover Trieste Next


Trieste Next is the European Science Research Forum: a 3-day scientific event offering a rich variety of activities – lectures and meetings with internationally-renowned speakers, workshops, lab activities, guided tours – to discuss state-of-the-art scientific research and technological innovation. Since its first edition in 2012, the Forum has thus attracted huge audiences: nearly 40,000 attended the event in 2014.
The 4th Edition of Trieste Next will take place on September 25-27, 2015, and will be entitled “BIOlogos-The Future of Life”: over 200 speakers and 100 events to discuss on biotechnologies, biomedical sciences, bioICT, food sciences. Participants to the Trieste Next International Short Course in Science will have full access to all activities within the official program of the Forum (and much more!).


Since its very first edition, the European Forum of Science Research has taken place in Trieste, a beautiful city at the northeastern end of Italy (just an hour from Venice by train). Trieste in undoubtedly an International Capital of Science: 2 Universities, +30 international research centres, over 140 companies working in the so-called “Bio-Hi-Tech District”, comprising companies in the BioMed, BioTech and BioICT sectors. Participants to the Trieste Next International Short Course in Science will have the unique opportunity to join guided tours in the international research centres and bio-hi-tech companies: for further information, click here


From September 25 to September 27, 2015, over 200 speakers will attend the 100 events featured in the official program of the European Science Research Forum. Among our confirmed internationally-renowned speakers: the 2014 Nobel Laureate Edward I. Moser, Segenet Kelemu, director at ICIPE Nairobi and 2014 L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science Laureate, Jos de Blok, Buurtzorg founder and 2014 RSA Albert Medal Laureate, and Steve Chan, director at IBM Network Science Research Centre. To find out more about our international speakers and the official calendar of activities, click here


Our International Short Course in Science offers the unique opportunity to attend a series of international events, meet and exchange views with renowned professionals, scholars and experts; attend hands-on “in the field” activities and training; join an international network of peers studying in the same field; visit a unique territory – the Venice Region – a territory rich in history and culture and at the forefront in terms of technological innovation, creative production and sustainability. An official certificate of attendance will be delivered to all enrolled students upon their departure from Trieste.


In order to apply for the 2015 Edition of the Trieste Next International Short Course in Science, please click on the button below and fill out the form to provide full details on your application. Please note that the application fees (200 Euros) includes: hotel accommodation for the whole duration of your staying, meals, full access to the activities included in the official program of the Forum. For further details, please read below.

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 EurosFor group bookings, contact us at internationalrelations@veneziepost.it.

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)

Click here to apply