Welcome to Bordeaux Summer Schools

Organized since 2012, the Bordeaux Summer schools offer a range of high-quality, multidisciplinary international courses for postgraduate students and young researchers.

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These sessions allow international talents to reinforce their skills, gain new knowledge and develop their professional network – all while making the most of Bordeaux during the summer months!

An experience of excellence

In 2019, the Bordeaux Summer Schools program is launching an even wider range of disciplinary themes. Courses will take place between late May and July and will cover over ten very different disciplines (see below) ranging from African studies to chemistry to health sciences to environmental issues to optics and more!

These courses are highly selective and target international talents. Course content offers an enriching curricular experience with, depending on the discipline, a mixture of theoretical and practical training that demands a notable level of expertise and knowledge. Upon completion of the Summer School, students are awarded a University of Bordeaux certificate that attests to the knowledge and skills acquired during the course.

Disciplinary themes

The 2019 Bordeaux Summer Schools edition will cover the following topics:

  • Brain homeostasis and neurovascular coupling | Neurosciences
  • Bordeaux School of public health | Public Health
  • Ecology and society: frontiers and boundaries | Environment
  • Advanced mass spectrometry applied to cultural heritage | Applied Chemistry
  • Robots and artificial intelligence: from motor-control to intelligent decisions | Informatics
  • Biosensors and actuators for cellular and systems neuroscience | Neurosciences
  • Short-pulse lasers and applications | Optics, Photonics, Lasers
  • Microbiota, symbiosis and individuality: conceptual and philosophical issues | Immunology
  • Cardiac electrophysiology | Cardiology
  • Organic electronics | Materials of the Future
  • Advanced materials for energy storage and conversion | Materials of the Future

Research oriented course content

The Bordeaux Summer Schools benefit from strong input regarding format and scientific content from the University of Bordeaux Graduate Research School, a central structure that coordinates the doctoral schools and the entire field of doctoral studies.

A large majority of the Summer Schools are organized in collaboration with internationally renowned laboratories and institutes that share their expertise and cutting-edge facilities with the students and researchers that come to Bordeaux over the summer.

Bordeaux Summer Schools

  • Learn from internationally recognized experts
  • Build your professional and academic network
  • Discover the University of Bordeaux's facilities of excellence

2019 edition

Consult the BSS webpages and catalogue for more information about the program for 2019

Previous editions

Discover the Bordeaux Summer Schools that took place in 2018 and 2017