The first ESTSS Young Minds Summer School will be ...

We are happy to announce the 1st ESTSS Young Minds Summer School, September 26-30, 2016, in Tbilisi, Georgia. Host society will be our Georgian member society represented by Jana Javakhishvili and Nino Makhashvili.

Each ESTSS Member Society is invited to nominate one BA-, MA-, or PhD-student as participant to work together with eight local students. This group of 20 European participants will work continuously for five days with six teachers:

Prof. Rolf Kleber, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Dr. Stuart Turner, London, England

Prof. Lutz Wittmann, Berlin, Germany

Dr. Mirjam Nijdam, Amsterdam, Holland

Prof. Jana Javakhishvili, Tbilisi, Georgia

Prof. Nino Makhashvili, Tbilisi, Georgia.

The program will focus on intensive work on individual current or planned research projects of the participants, complemented by presentations of the teachers. Participants need to submit their application together with a detailed summary of the research project and to prepare a project presentation of 30 min for the Summer School.
For participants from high-income countries, participation fee is EUR 300,-, for participants from lowincome countries EUR 150,-. Free accommodation will be provided by local students.
For the afternoon of September 28, a joined excursion to ancient capital of Georgia, Mtskheta, is planned.

We ask all ESTSS member societies to nominate one candidate who should send their application to:
Prof. Jana Javakhishvili ( and Prof. Lutz Wittmann ( who are also happy to answer any question related to the summer school.

Best regards, also on behalf of ESTSS president Prof. Ingo Schaefer and the ESTSS Board of Directors

Jana Javakhishvili and Lutz Wittmann