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Call for Applications: Trieste Next International Study Tours

Trieste Next Study Tour for international students in biotechnologies, bio-IT, bioengineering, biomedical sciences

Apply now for a unique opportunity to meet internationally renowned scientists and professionals, explore research centres  and visit Trieste, the city of science!

For BA, MA and PhD students

Applications are now open for the 2015 Edition of the Trieste Next International Study Tour, an educational program targeting international BA, MA and PhD students in the fields of Medicine, Natural Sciences, Engineering: over the course of a weekend (25-27 September 2015), the International Study Tour offers students the unique opportunity to 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-high-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 and are part of the Goodnet-International Study Tours Program (for further info, click here). Applications will be considered on a first-come first-served basis. Deadline for applications: 31 August 2015.


In the last 3 years, Trieste Next has become an international forum on science to discuss and present state-of-the art applied research: over the course of 3 days, Trieste Next is an open-air observatory and laboratory to present new technologies and meet internationally-renowned scholars and professionals.
The 2015 Edition of the European Science Forum will take place in Trieste (Northeastern Italy) from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th September 2015. Its title – “BIOlogos – The Future of Life” – aims to underline how the survival of our species and the whole planet rests on the development of biocompatible solutions. The Forum will include keynote lectures, conferences, workshops, laboratories, on-site visits on the topics of: biomedical sciences, biotechnologies, bio-IT, nutraceutical sciences.
The full calendar of the 2015 Edition Trieste Next will be published online at www.triestenext.it in the next few weeks.


The 2015 Edition of Trieste Next-European Science Forum will take place in Trieste, Northeastern Italy. With its 2 universities and 35 international research centres, Trieste is a true world-capital of science and innovation. Participants to the Trieste Next International Study Tour will have the chance to explore the laboratories and discuss with international scholars and researchers, as well as visit the Bio-High-Tech District located in the area housing over 140 specialised companies.


In the last two years, more than 2,000 selected participants have enrolled in the International Study Tours organized by Goodnet Srl and VeneziePost (www.veneziepost.it). Through our activities, we offer selected participants the unique opportunity to:

  • meet and exchange views with renowned professionals and experts
  • attend hands-on “in the field” activities and training
  • join an international network of peers studying in the same field

The Trieste Next International Study Tour includes:

  • hotel accommodation and meals in Trieste (25-27 September 2015);
  • bus transfers through the city of Trieste and surrounding areas;
  • special program of activities: lectures, on-site visits, meetings with scientists and professionals;
  • recreational events;
  • scientific publications.

An official certificate of attendance will be delivered to all enrolled participants upon their departure from Italy.


Trieste Next International Study Tours 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 Study Tour 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 (50% at the time of enrollment; 50% 15 days before the expected date of arrival).
Selected students are required to pay an attendance fee of 200 EurosTravel 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