The summer school
Nonlinear Life is the summer school with a converging sciences approach on engineering themes related to human health, launched in 2017 by the Riga Technical University (RTU), Latvia. This year the summer school reaches its 4th edition and it is organized by the University of Bergamo, Italy and RTU. A certificate of attendance and 6 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits will be awarded upon completion of the program.
Professors from Latvia, Germany, Serbia, Turkey, Italy and CERN will deliver lectures within the fields of biomedical engineering, life sciences and medical technologies. In particular, the focus will be on new technologies and materials for biomedical purposes, new technologies for medical diagnosis and treatment, and wearable wireless sensors and IoT systems.
The summer school is open to up to 25 undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students with a background in medicine, biology or engineering. A good command of the English language is essential. The summer school will combine frontal lectures, group work, several educational visits as well as a social program. Hands-on learning and multidisciplinary interactions will be fostered by means of group projects that participants will develop during the summer school.
The participation fee covering tuition, accommodation, meals (breakfast and lunch), educational visits and the social program is EUR 700. Participants will have to cover their travel expenses and health insurance. Based on the evaluation of the application documents, the applicants with the most outstanding academic achievements will enjoy a reduction of EUR 200 from the participation fee.
Applicants will be notified on the acceptance to the summer school by the first week of June and shall proceed with the payment of the (full or reduced) participation fee by the second week of June. No payment is required at the time of application.
The summer school will take place at the University of Bergamo | Campus of Sant'Agostino in Bergamo, Italy.
How to reach Bergamo
The closest airport to the venue is Bergamo Orio al Serio international airport (BGY). The Airport Bus (line 1) connects the airport terminal with downtown Bergamo (Porta Nuova bus stop) in 25 minutes. Additional options are the airports of Milano Linate (LIN) and Milano Malpensa (MPX), the latter providing a direct shuttle bus (Orio Shuttle) to downtown Bergamo with a route time of 1 hour and 50 minutes.
How to reach the student guesthouse
The student guesthouse is the Central Hostel Bergamo, located in Via Antonio Ghislanzoni 30 in downtown Bergamo, a short stroll from Porta Nuova bus stop. A former university student residence, the guesthouse is fully equipped and starts room check-in at 1 pm on Tuesday, 18 August. Upon arrival at the guesthouse, participants will be offered bus tickets for the entire duration of the summer school.
How to reach the University of Bergamo | Campus of Sant’Agostino
From the Porta Nuova bus stop, the Campus of Sant’Agostino may be reached by bus (line 1, Sant’Agostino bus stop) in about 10 minutes. The great church of the Campus, now Aula Magna of the University, was once part of the monastery of the Eremitani in Sant’Agostino, dating back to the thirteen century.
We offer you a unique solution to engineer your upcoming summer holidays by combining the participation in the summer school with an internship in the research labs of the Engineering Departments of the University of Bergamo. Please find below the topics and the tutors of the proposed internships.
Characterization of wearable sensors developed for monitoring environmental and physiological parameters
Tutor: Prof. Gianluca Traversi
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and ask the International Office of your University about the possibility to apply for Erasmus+ traineeship funds.