Coimbra Group International Summer School on European Multilingualism

7-14 July 2018, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad

Novi Sad – European Youth Capital 2019 and European Capital of Culture 2021

The Coimbra Group and the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Novi Sad (Serbia) are delighted to invite you to take part in the International Summer School on European Multilingualism that will take place at the University of Novi Sad (Serbia) from 7 to 14 July 2018.

With the support of the  Erasmus+ KA107 programme, teachers from the following Coimbra Group universities – University of Bologna, University of Granada, University of Salamanca,  University of Graz and the University of Poitiers (project coordinator), will propose, in collaboration with the teachers from the University of Novi Sad, an intensive short programme on European Multilingualism and Cultural Mediation Studies, with the aim to share innovative approaches to teaching and learning languages.

The intensive short programme offers courses in translation and language application in several small tandem groups: German-Serbian, French-Serbian, Italian-Serbian, Spanish-Serbian.
The Summer School teaching programme proposes also the Language Discovering Workshop allowing all participants to learn about the Less Widely Used and Lesser Taught languages (LWULT) and their important role in keeping language diversity and the world’s multilingual heritage. Two LWULT Workshops are offered: Hebrew and Modern Greek.

The International Summer School on European Multilingualism is a great opportunity to discover the very dynamic city of Novi Sad and its cultural assets. As European Youth Capital 2019 and European Capital of Culture 2021, the city of Novi Sad, with its multicultural heritage, becomes an attractive place to start intercultural dialogue and to share the history and values from this part of Europe.

One of the most exciting cultural events taking place in Novi Sad is the Exit Festival, which is the laureate of the 2018 Best European Festival Award. The Exit Festival – (12-16 July 2018) is proposed as cultural programme of the International Summer School on European Multilingualism.
The international Summer School will be awarded 3 ECTS.

Who can apply?
– Students from Serbian and Western Balkans Universities, students from Coimbra Group Universities
What are the student’s levels?
– Students from the three cycles (Bachelor, Master and PhD) with a level B (B1 or B2) in one of the proposed European languages
Which are the fields of studies?
– Languages, Cultural studies, Humanities

How to apply?

Registration form: to be filled out before 15 June 2018 and to be sent to the University of Novi Sad: International Office of the Faculty of Philosophy:
Tuition Fees: Intensive Short programme, welcome and farewell parties: 100 €
Payment terms: For more information, please contact the International Office of the Faculty of Philosophy:

Summer school programme

Registration form

Practical information






International Summer Courses “Romania – Language and Civilisation”

5-25 July 2018, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi is hosting the 47th Edition of the Summer Courses Romania – Language and Civilization between 5 and 25 July 2018 and will award up to six grants for students from member universities of the Coimbra Group or the Utrecht Network.
The Romanian language courses are offered at any level: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Every afternoon students can attend the lectures given by some of the top specialists of the university on the following topics:

  • Romania in the new political and cultural context of Europe
  • Media in Romania
  • Romanians in Europe – short history
  • Intercultural exchange and geography in Romania
  • Discover the beautiful buildings of Iasi; architectural guided tour
  • Byzantine Church Music

Besides attractive language courses and lectures, they are offering series of activities to give a better taste of what it means to be Romanian – visiting amazing painted monasteries in Bukovina, walking in the beautiful Botanical Garden, getting to know local art – face-to-face discussions with local artists.

Application deadline: 5 May 2018

Contact person: Gabriela BARGAOANU, International Relations Office, Tel: + 40 232 201022, Email

See more:

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ELTE Budapest Summer University 2018

13-19 August 2018, Eötvös Loránd University

Eötvös Loránd University welcomes students to ELTE Budapest Summer University 2018, which is a one-week programme offered to Hungarian and international students. The summer university comprises courses for students interested especially in law, cultural studies, social sciences and related fields.

This year the two following courses will be organised:

  • Transnational Aspects of Law (law studies)
  • Social Problems and Discrimination – fieldwork (social sciences and cultural studies)

Deadline for applications: 30 July 2018

For more information, please visit


University of Groningen Summer Schools 2018

The University of Groningen summer schools are always research-driven, and many of them are multidisciplinary, offering a wide range of perspectives. Students will be taught by our academics in interactive small groups, and work intensively together with inspired researches. We would like to invite your students to join one of our 40 schools this summer, to be involved, purposeful and creative, and to engage in scientific and social debates on both local and global issues.

For more information, see our online flyer or visit


International Summer University

July-August 2018, University of Tartu

The University of Tartu in Estonia welcomes you to International Summer University. Gain an international academic experience from one of the oldest and most distinguished universities in the Baltic States. We welcome applications from all adults including university students, professionals and other experts, regardless of educational background. Explore the selection of interdisciplinary and subject specific summer programmes in English or find a suitable Estonian language course.

Summer University Programmes 2018

After the Empire: the Collapse of Communism and Beyond 3-week programme in cooperation with the University of Latvia introduces the challenges and achievements of social, economic and political reforms in the Baltic States and their past, present and future impacts on local as well as on international scale.

1-21 July in Riga, Tallinn and Tartu

After the Empire: the Collapse of Communism and Beyond 2-week programme in cooperation with the University of Latvia introduces the crucial changes in two Baltic societies, brought up by the collapse of communism.

1-14 July in Riga and Tallinn

European Encounters: Diversity and Integrations from West to East in cooperation with the Utrecht University’s Summer School will study both the development towards a united Europe and the enduring diversity of national policy, law and geopolitical background that the member states have to deal with in the process of European integration.

1-28 July in Utrecht, Tartu and Pärnu

Juri Lotman and the Semiotics of Culture offers deeper understanding of cultural mechanisms and a set of tools for practical analysis of culture – cultural texts as well as cultural processes – that would afford new insights into contemporary cultural dynamics. Scholarships available.

2-13 July in Tartu

Social Dimension: Estonian Business Environment, EU-Russian Relations and Baltic Regional Security will give an overview of Estonia’s efficient transformation from state-controlled economic system into free market economy. Matters of foreign policies of the countries of the Baltic Sea region and the ever-changing EU-Russian relations illustrate the complexity of Estonian development.

8-28 July in Tallinn, Tartu and Pärnu

Social Dimension: Estonian Business Environment and EU-Russian Relations introduces the EU-Russia relations from the perspective of a country that has become a successful EU member state despite of its post-Soviet past.  Scholarships available.

8-21 July in Tallinn and Tartu

Social Dimension: EU-Russian Relations and Baltic Regional Security shows the complexity of the Baltic Sea region’s security issues due to the ever-changing EU-Russian relations and Russia’s geopolitical interests. Scholarships available.

15-28 July in Tartu and Pärnu

Craft Camp introduces Estonian handicraft by giving an overview of traditional handicraft techniques from Estonia and to learn the modern usage of those techniques.

8-14 July in Olustvere

Estonian Language on different levels according to the language skills. Scholarships available

23 July – 3 August  in Tartu

7th Martens Summer School on International Law  deals with the comparative aspects of international law and human rights, focusing particularly on the issues related to Russia and Eurasia.

23-27 July  in Pärnu

Asia and the Middle-East: Differences and Commonalities is interdisciplinary and future oriented. Our aim is to teach students to understand, analyse and predict developments in Asia and the Middle East. Scholarships available.

13–25 August in Tartu

Educational Change in Times of Rapid Technological Innovation examine the development of technology-enhanced teaching and learning in the digital era and introduce different innovative ways of implementing technology-enhanced activities in education. Scholarships available.

21-30 August in Tartu


Summer University of Hungarian Language and Culture

30 July-24 August 2018, Eötvös Loránd University Budapest

In 2018 Eötvös Loránd University is planning to run again the ELTE Summer University of Hungarian Language and Culture between 30 July-24 August 2018 which is built up of three main blocks: intensive Hungarian language course, lectures on Hungarian culture, arts, and history, cultural programs/social activities.

It is a great programme to those who are interested in Hungarian language and culture to improve their Hungarian during summertime in a multi-cultural and stimulating environment.


Deadline for applications: 15 July 2018

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Summer School in Algebra and Topology

12-15 September 2018, Université catholique de Louvain

Within the project “Attractivité internationale et collaborations de recherche dans le cadre du Coimbra Group” the Université catholique de Louvain organizes a Summer school in algebra and in topology:

The speakers will be professors Maria Manuel Clementino (, University of Coimbra), Alberto Facchini (, University of Padova) and Tim Van der Linden (Université catholique de Louvain, These mathematicians are internationally well known for their scientific contributions in topology, algebra and category theory, respectively.

The mini-courses will be addressed to Master and PhD students, and will also be of interest for more experienced researchers in these fields. There is a limited funding to partially cover the local expenses for students (deadline: 30 April 2018).

The programme will consist in three mini-courses:

  • Maria Manuel Clementino – Topological algebras
  • Alberto Facchini – Commutative monoids, noncommutative rings and modules
  • Tim Van der Linden –  Non-associative algebras

This event is part of a joint project of the Université catholique de Louvain with the universities of Coimbra, Padova and Poitiers, promoting the research collaborations within the Coimbra Group. The project is funded by the UCL for the period January 2018-December 2020.