On August 23-26, 2014 in Yaremche, Ivano-Frankivsk oblast 3rd International summer school for young scientists “NANOTECHNOLOGY: from fundamental research to innovations” was held within the framework of FP7 Nanotwinning Project. This 3rd International summer school young had a possibility to listen to a range of lectures in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology presented by famous scientists from universities and research institutes from different countries (Estonia, Italy, France, United Kingdom, Russia, Ukraine etc), and also shared their knowledge and achievements with other young scientist in the form of oral report. Each day was devoted to one of the thematic fields of the school. In the morning scientists had lectures, and in the afternoon they made reports and discussed them with lecturers and other participants. There was also training session held which provided participants with information on opportunities for participation of young scientists of Ukraine in the programs of EU, such as Horizon 2020 COSME. Young scientists (under 36 years old) from different countries of the world participating in the school on competitive basis received 30 grants to cover their attending of lectures and roundtable discussions, printed program and materials, certificate of completion, book of abstracts and accommodation. In total more than 50 young scientists participated in the 3rd International summer school, among them those who were sent by the Partners of Nanotwinning Project and came from Italy, France, Greece and Estonia.
Event was organized by: Institute of Physics of NAN of Ukraine and partners: Tartu University (Estonia), European Profiles A.E. (Greece), University of Turin (Italy) and Pierre and Marie Curie University (France).
3rd International summer school for young scientists “NANOTECHNOLOGY: from fundamental research to innovations” was held as large-scale international event first 3 days of which were organized as a summer school and 4 days as international conference NANO-2014. This summer school becomes a good tradition which is gathering young scientists from all over Ukraine and representatives of leading institutes and universities of the world. 1st and 2nd International summer schools held in 2012 and 2013 were aimed at acquaintance of young scientists with achievements and prospects of applications in nanoscience and contributed to the further implementation of nanotechnology in innovations to meet the needs of society. In 2012 and 2013 this school, which turned the Ukrainian Carpathians for a few days in the "Research Center of Europe", was visited by scientists and students from more than 10 countries of the Old World, such as Poland, Italy, Spain, France, Austria, Germany, Greece and others. Also representatives of neighboring countries - Belarus, Russia and Moldova were present.
The school was opened on August 24, 2014 – it was very symbolic because it coincided with the day of independence of Ukraine. This year the school was held under the slogan "Science for peace and science for the future." Among the young scientists who received grants were representatives of "hot spots", including Zhytluhina Elena from A.A. Galkin Donetsk Physical-Technical Institute.
Like previous schools, 3rd International Summer School sparked the interest and received positive feedback of international experts and attracted attention in the media, namely, the work of the school was broadcasted by 3 TV programs: "Daily results" by UT1 First National Channel of Ukraine, "News" by Business TV Channel, "Social pulse" news by Tonis channel.
During the 3rd International School there was announced a competition among young scientists for the best report. The jury was comprised of school lecturers from Poland, Estonia, France, Russia, Italy, Ukraine and England. Evaluation was made using five-point scale. A positive sign of the school is the fact that many participants of previous years attended this year also. Therefore the progress of young scientists in comparison to last year was noted by lecturers. All lecturers marked very high skills of young scientists and relevance of their research. The best marks of lecturers received Irina Grin (University Pierre and Marie Curie, France) and Claudio Magistris (University of Turin, Italy), they were awarded by certificates of winners and e-book.
Program and school photo gallery you can view at the School website: