The NeXus Summer School
The NeXus Summer School takes place every year at the end of August - beginning of September at TUM. The participants will have courses druing the first week at TUM Main Campus and training courses during the second week at the Oskar-von-Miller-Institute near the lake Walchensee. We will also have some courses including tours to Garching, Iffeldorf and the study site.
NeXus Summer School 2018
The NeXus Summer School 2018 will take place from 22.08. to 05.09.2018. For more details please check our Flyer.
For TUM students: For application please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including your CV and a motivation letter.
Application Deadline: 31.05.2018
We will accept 4-6 TUM-students. For the second part of the Summer School, which will take place in Obernach, we can offer a free stay in our Guesthouse there. Please be aware that it is a self-supporter house and you will have to clean your room before leaving.
For students from partner universities: Please contact the responsible person at your university for application.
Last years´Summer Schools
NeXus Summer School 2015
Working in the context of NeXus Water-Food-Energy, a Case Study
25.08.2015 - 08.09.2015 at TUM
The NeXus Summer School will provide an interdisciplinary forum on water and life sciences in Africa and Europe. The focus for this year will be on the study area of the lake Chiemsee including the areas Tacherting and Waging in Germany, where all Nexus relevant problems can be shown and compared with case studies in our partner countries. Example topics include: Pesticide pertinence, water treatment, erosion and contamination from diffusive sources, water recourses management, land use and land management, maintenance of lake and catchment, nutrient cycle, biodiversity and restoration of aquatic ecosystems and responsibility to resources in the Nexus context. The scientific format of the summer school includes keynote talks, lectures by leading experts in the fields of life and water sciences from our partner universities and TUM, group works, as well as presentations by students and discussion groups. The summer school is also meant to increase the scientific collaboration and student exchange between all our partner universities and TUM.
The talks and workshops of the NeXus Summer School will take place at the TUM City Campus in the first week and at the Oskar-von-Miller Institute near Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the second week. The general Schedule will look like this:
- Presentations of the students’ case studies
- Lectures to gain general knowledge about the fundamental questions and possible solutions
- Group work to solve the defined problems
- Discussion about the students’ case studies and possible changes due to the recently gained knowledge
The language for our summer school is English.
Target group and requirements
The course is open to graduate and upper-level undergraduate and PhD students in the fields of engineering and life sciences (e.g. ecology, biology, agricultural sciences) with an interest in water and land use related challenges and solutions. The number of participants is limited. The selection procedure is organized by every partner university on its own.
Participants will stay the first week in a hostel in Munich city center and the following week in a hostel near the Oskar-von-Miller Institute in Wallgau.
NeXus Summer School 2014
Water systems under pressure
Land use change and impacts on the Water – Food – Energy Nexus
25.08.2014 - 07.09.2014 at TUM
The NeXus Summer School will provide an interdisciplinary forum on water and life sciences in Africa and Europe.
Example topics include: Pesticide pertinence, water treatment, erosion and contamination from diffusive sources, Water recourses management, hydrology and climate, land use and urban growth dynamics, biodiversity and restoration of aquatic ecosystems and responsibility to resources in the Nexus context. The summer school takes place in the Oskar-von-Miller Institut near Garmisch-Partenkirchen and at TUM City Campus.
The scientific format of the summer school includes both keynote talks and lectures by leading experts in the fields of life and water sciences from our partner universities and TUM, as well as project presentations by students and discussion groups. The summer school is also meant to increase the scientific collaboration and student exchange between all our partner universities and TUM.
About Technische Universität München
Technische Universität München (TUM) is one of Europe’s top universities. It is committed to excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education and the active promotion of promising young scientists. The university also forges strong links with companies and scientific institutions across the world. The TUM has three main locations. The city campus, which is the oldest campus and was founded in 1868, is located in Munich. The Garching campus north of Munich constitutes the center of natural sciences and technology at TUM, it is the largest of all TUM locations. Scientists at the third campus TUM’s Center of Life and Food Sciences Weihenstephan are engaged in interdisciplinary research in the life sciences.
The talks and workshops of the NeXus Summer School deal with
- Pesticide pertinence and water treatment,
- Water quality modelling in rivers, Integrated surface modelling,
- Integrated Water Resources Management,
- A Soil Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) for modelling the impact of climate and land use change on water availability and crop yields,
- Land use and urban growth dynamics,
- Biodiversity and restoration of aquatic ecosystems and
- Responsibility to resources in the Nexux
These topics are supported by a computer lab course.
The language for our summer school is english.
Application Deadline: 30.06.2014