Swiss Climate Summer School 2020

The 19th Swiss Climate Summer School is focusing on the theme “Extreme weather and climate: from atmospheric processes to impacts on ecosystems and society”. The Summer School invites young researchers from all fields of climate research.

Specific topics include:

  • Introduction: the atmospheric perspective and the impacts perspective
  • Atmospheric processes and statistical concepts
  • Impacts of extreme events on humans, ecosystems, and society
  • Why should we care?

The topics cover a broad spectrum of climate and climate impact research issues and foster cross-disciplinary links. Each topic includes keynote plenary lectures and workshops with in-depth discussion in smaller groups. 


Eligible for participation in the Swiss Climate Summer Schools are young researchers, i.e. persons being in a Ph.D. programme or doing a postdoc typically in their first, second or third year. Not eligible are Master students, senior postdocs, researchers holding a permanent research position and persons from outside academia. Participation as a hearer in the Swiss Climate Summer School (i.e. without presenting a poster) is not possible.

Participation is highly competitive and will be limited to a maximum of 70. The competitive selection of participants is based on their CV, publication record, and research topic related to the Summer School themes.


The registration fee (1250 CHF) includes half board accommodation, excursion and teaching material. Travel to and from Grindelwald are not included in the registration fee. There might be some partial travel stipends for participants from the US and Canada through Think Swiss.

Deadline for applications: 10 January 2020
Successful applicants will be notified in February 2020.

Read more and apply on the Summer School webpages

Course details

Academic level(s)PhD
Language of instruction
InstitutionUniversity of Bern
Begin date23.08.2020
End date28.08.2020
Registration deadline10.01.2020
ECTS credits0.0
Field schoolYes
Fields of studyBasic/broad, general programmes
Teaching placeGrindelwald, Switzerland
Tagsclimatesummer schoolweather
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