Summer courses

UCL Summer courses 2018


Graphic expression training in Lemps, France


Dates: 1 July to 4 August 2018

Organisation: LOCI-Tournai, Faculty of Architecture, Architectural Engineering and Urban Planning, UCL

Présentation: One-week trainings graphic expression trainings in Lemps, a small village in the department of Drôme, France. Organised for some forty years, they are an integral part of the school culture of LOCI-Tournai. Weekly subjects vary: drawing, building site, photographs, geometry, etc.

Language:  French

Location: Lemps (France)


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Summer short course in Geomatics 2018


Dates: 2-4 July 2018

Organisation: UCL, Research Lab in Environmetry and Geomatics (Earth and Life Institute)

Overview: Professor Matthew C. Hansen (University of Maryland, USA) will give a three day course entitled “Supervised characterization of land cover and land use using optical time-series dataDates”. Algorithms, feature space, and training data elements of the supervised characterization of land cover and land use extent and change will be examined. Newer machine learning methods will be compared to traditional algorithms. Methods for deriving feature spaces derived from multi-temporal, multispectral data will be presented, as will be strategies for collecting training data. Various applications will be illustrated, all with a focus on large area studies.

Language: English

Location: Louvain-la-Neuve


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"14e MoodleMoot francophone"

Dates : 4-6 July 2018

Organisation : University of Louvain

Overview : Moodle is an open-source e-learning platform used in more than 200 countries. This 14th edition of the French-speaking MoodleMoot will bring together 350 to 500 participants, teachers and IT managers from educational and training institutions, and IT developers from French-speaking countries (France, Belgium, Switzerland, North Africa, etc.). They will exchange their practices and uses of the platform.

Language : French

Location : Brussels, UCL campus in Woluwe



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"Stage international d’été en didactique du français langue étrangère"

Dates : 30 July - 17 August 2018

Organisation : UCL Faculty of Philosophy, Arts and Letters

Overview : This course has been organised for more than 20 years. It is intended for the methodological improvement of (future) teachers of French as a foreign language (FLE). A team of about 20 trainers leads workshops.

Language : French

Location : Louvain-la-Neuve


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Summer courses in ancient languages

Dates : 31 July to 10 August 2018

Organisation : Académie belge pour l'étude des langues anciennes et orientales (ABELAO, ‘Belgian Academy for the Study of Ancient and Oriental Languages’), in collaboration with the Faculty of Philosophy, Arts and Letters and the Faculty of Theology, UCL

Overview : The ABELAO and UCL’s Faculty of Philosophy, Arts and Letters and Faculty of Theology organise summer courses in ancient languages open to everyone regardless of age or education level. In 2018, they will conduct courses in the following languages: Akkadian, Arabic, Modern Aramaic, Armenian, Coptic, Egyptian, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hittite, Latin, Persian, Sanskrit, Sumerian, Syriac and Tibetan.

Language : French

Location : Louvain-la-Neuve

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2018 "Islams et mondes contemporains" summer school

Dates: 27-31 August 2018

Organisation : UCL Interdisciplinary Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Islam in the Contemporary World (CISMOC)

Overview : After a first edition (2016) that focused on geopolitical aspects, and a second (2017) dealing with religious authorities, the 2018 Islams et mondes contemporains summer school goes to the heart of crucial questions for Muslim families, schools or other structures that welcome children and adolescents, young men and women of faith or Muslim culture, about the place of Islam in educational processes.

Language : French

Location : Louvain-la-Neuve

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Democratic innovations in Europe and in the European Union

Dates: 27-31 August 2018

Organisation: Université Saint-Louis - Brussels, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Université libre de Bruxelles and Université catholique de Louvain

Overview: The summer school “Democratic innovations in Europe and the European Union” aims to identify and assess the benefits, disadvantages, functioning and challenges of democratic innovations in contemporary democracies. To achieve these objectives, the summer school will combine a broad array of theoretical approaches with methodological and empirical perspectives in every course. The sessions are divided in five days of teaching that alternate between the major types of innovations: direct democracy, dialogue-oriented, as well as innovations in electoral systems.

Language: English

Location: Brussels, Université Saint-Louis - Brussels

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RedMIL 2018 Doctoral Summer School

Dates : 11-14 September 2018

Organisation : Knowledge Mediation Research Group (GReMS), UCL

Overview : Organised by GReMS, the 2018 RedMIL Doctoral Summer School aims to combine research in digital, media and information subjects. It will bring together researchers from all three disciplines to foster scientific debate and explore connections between them.

Language : English

Location : Louvain-la-Neuve

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Summer School in Algebra and Topology

Dates: 12-15 September 2018

Organisation: Institute for Research in Mathematics and Physics (IRMP), within the framework of the Coimbra Group.

Overview : This summer school programme is made up of three intensive programmes for master’s and PhD students, as well as researchers with experience in mathematics. Visiting professors: Maria Manuel Clementino (University of Coimbra), Alberto Facchini (University of Padua), Tim Van der Linden (UCL).

Language : English

Location : Louvain-la-Neuve

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Summer school programmes supported by UCL


International summer school programme in university pedagogy, 1-6 July, Université Laval (Québec), supported by the Louvain Learning Lab de l'UCL.

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Yaoundé Seminar: Future generations and global inequality, 20-26 August, in Yaoundé (Cameroun), co-organised by the Hoover Chair UCL.

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