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Friday, 10 June 2022 - Monday, 13 June 2022

Energy For (Your) Future: WiNS Summer School


Friday-Monday, 10-13 June 2022



Target group

Female scientists of any nationality and level of career, from the fourth semester of study up to group leaders, who are active in physics, chemistry, nano- and materials sciences


WiNS Adlershof (Women in Natural Sciences)




Deadline: 14 April 2021
Email to Dr. Petra Metz (

Application materials

Short schematic curriculum vitae (max 1 A4 page)
A short motivation letter with indication of the research interests (approx. ½ A4 page)

Further information

Summer school webpage

The demand for sustainable energy sources has been dramatically increasing in recent years. The COVID-19 pandemic and recent crises have made the need for resources that are readily available to human beings and harmless to our health even more pressing. Achieving this goal is a global challenge, especially for the incoming generation of scientists. And this will require an optimal balance between scientific knowledge and personal awareness. Education for respect, diversity and collaboration are also essential parts of this mix.

The goal of this summer school is to bring together young female scientists from different backgrounds and career levels, ranging from senior bachelor students to experienced post-docs. Participants will discuss topics relating to energy production and storage, as well as sustainability in various fields of the natural sciences, ranging from physics to chemistry and all their intersections. Under the direction of Prof. Caterina Cocchi (University of Oldenburg/ HIOS/ IRIS Adlershof) and Dr. Zsuzsanna Heiner (HU Berlin/ SALSA), scientific sessions with invited speakers will be combined with round-table discussions and seminars on career development and work-life balance. All participants will have the opportunity to present their own work in short, interactive presentations. An additional session dedicated to scientific communication will enrich the program, covering several aspects of this multifaceted topic: peer-review publishing, strategies for effective scientific communication, etc.

The event will take place over a long weekend (June 10-13, 2022) from Friday morning to Monday noon, in Blossin, a green leisure location on the outskirts of Berlin. For the safety of the participants, a hygiene concept will be thoroughly implemented according to the regulations in place at the time of the event. Accommodation and living costs for participants will be fully covered.

Travel expenses of up to EUR 300 per person will be reimbursed within the framework of the Federal Travel Expenses Law (Bundesreisekostengesetz) after the event.

Decorative abstract photo
Image: Katrin Cortez







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