Every year in the fall, the summer school "Ferienakademie" takes place. Hopefully also this year if Corona allows it. The Ferienakademie, which has been run jointly by the Technical University of Munich, the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and the University of Stuttgart since 1984, takes place in the beautiful Sarntal Valley in South Tyrol. The two-week summer school serves to motivate and promote talented and interested students from a wide range of disciplines from the three organizing universities. The travel and accommodation costs of the participants are completely covered by the summer school. This is possible due to donations from companies and sponsoring associations of the three organizing universities and own funds. The director of the summer school is Hans-Joachim Bungartz.
In seminar-like courses on various topics - the spectrum ranges from monodisciplinary courses in engineering, natural sciences or medicine to interdisciplinary areas such as simulation technology or renewable energies to understanding technology and responsibility for technology - the student participants shape the course program through presentations and discussion contributions. The intensity of the joint work is unique; in addition, extensive hikes through the South Tyrolean mountains offer excellent opportunities for in-depth (or completely different) discussions.
This year, representatives of the Stuttgart Center/Cluster of Excellence for Simulation Science, such as Dominik Göddeke, Miriam Schulte and Rainer Helmig, will take part to discuss topics such as "Earth system modeling: program a planet" and "Let's save! Simulations for the energy transition". SimTech researchers are frequent participants of the summer school.
Registration for this year's Summerschool is still possible until May 2 at https://ferienakademie.de/.