SynCity: International Summer School in Dresden, Germany

Deadline: 15 June 2014
Open to: international PhD students, Post-Docs, and junior faculty
Venue: 17-30 September 2014 in Dresden, Germany


The Technische Universitat Dresden (TUD) is one of eleven German universities that were identified as an excellence university. TUD has around 37,000 students; 4,400 publicly funded staff members, and approximately 3,500 externally funded staff members. It is the largest university in Saxony nowadays. Having been committed to sciences and the engineering before the reunification of Germany, TUD now is a multi-discipline university, also offering humanities, medicine, and social sciences.

TUD is now organizing the SynCity 2014 summer school. Participation is limited to 15 international participants. Additionally 5 PhD students from TU Dresden can take part at SynCity. From a practical perspective and through interdisciplinary workshop formats, the summer school SynCity 2014 wants to explore how the technology push of smart technologies can be directed towards more social, human, and urban sustainable development.


In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must be a researcher, who are in an early stage of their academic career, such as PhD students, Post-Docs, and junior faculty, from all over the world.


With the application to the summer school, candidates automatically apply for a refund of up to 90% of the travel expenses. Candidates will be informed about the exact funding with the letter of acceptance. Travels need to be arranged individually and independently by the participants. The summer school organisation committee does not arrange any travels.

Accommodation costs of international participants are covered by TU Dresden (5-/6-bed multi-shared rooms including breakfast) at the Hostel Mezcalero.


You can submit your application no later than June 15, 2014.

To apply the participation in the summer school and a travel grant for up to 90% of your expenses, please send  to the e-mail address the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official document proving your enrollment for/accomplishment of PhD studies
  • Filled in document “Personal and scientific statement” (download template in this webpage)
  • Work sample (paper, thesis chapter, project)

For further information, please, visit the official website.

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