International summer schools

Ecole d'été

Objective: supporting the development of a summer school offering and promoting Bordeaux expertise internationally. 

Support is provided to summer schools with a high international profile (specific lecturers and students), a socio-economic slant and a sustainable economic model.

The Bordeaux Summer School (BSS) accreditation was developed to support international summer schools based on the following criteria:

  • the highly international scope of the school (lecturers and target audience)
  • the added value of the courses provided (recognized through a certification)
  • rooting in Bordeaux' research of excellence
  • multi-disciplinary dimension
  • involvement of young researchers from the site
  • opening-up to professional audiences
  • sustainable economic model

Existing projects and projects in the design phase wishing to apply for this accreditation are invited to fill in and return the project data sheet as well as the budget estimate using the BSS accreditation guide.

Be careful : the Bordeaux summer school program is rewriting during the 2018 year. During this period, any new project will be studied. 



Claire Gaugain
Tel : 05 40 00 67 82

Marie Grand
Tel : 06 38 52 86 59




Former Summer School Programs (2012 to 2014)


  • Bordeaux International School of Population Health Sciences, under the coordination of Tobias Kurth, in connection with the "Health Determinants in Societies" (HEADS) program, July 7 to 11, 2014 in Bordeaux

  • Nutribrain, under the coordination of Sophie Laye, in connection with LabEx BRAIN, September 1 to 12, 2014 in Bordeaux

  • Screen School, under the coordination of Cyril Aymonier, in connection with LabEx AMADEus, October 21 to 25, 2014 in the Arcachon Bay

  • Connectomics, under the coordination of Laurent Petit, in connection with LabEx TRAIL, September 2014 in Bordeaux

  • COTE Summer School "Transfer and interactions between ecosystems", under the coordination of Julien Dumercq, in connection with LabEx COTE, June 16 to 20, 2014 in Bordeaux

  • Summer school in International Relations on Global Risks, June 7 to 13, 2014 in LAVAL.

  • HOMERIC Fall School, HOMERIC Industrial Chair program, October 13 to 16, 2014


  • Organic Electronic Summer School, under the coordination of Lionel Hirsch, in connection with LabEx AMADEus, May 29 to June 1, 2013 in Biarritz

  • Metamaterials, under the coordination of Etienne Duguet, in connection with LabEx AMADEus, September 20-21, 2013 in Bordeaux  

  • ENCODS – 1st European Neuroscience Conference by Doctoral Students, under the coordination of Mathias Haberl, in connection with LabEx BRAIN, April 11-12, 2013 in Bordeaux

  • European Synapse Summer School, under the coordination of Christophe Mulle, in connection with LabEx BRAIN, September 8 to 27, 2013 in Bordeaux

  • COTE Summer School "Global Ecology for Global Change", in connection with LabEx COTE, July 8 to 19, 2013 in Bordeaux and Pierroton

  • CNRS Summer School "La comparaison pour quoi faire ?" (Comparison – for what purpose?), under the coordination of Cécile Vigour, June 10 to 14, 2013 in Biarritz

  • Summer School in Relations Internationales sur les risques globaux, under the coordination of Daniel Compagnon, June 2 to 8, 2013 in Bordeaux


  • Nutribrain, under the coordination of Sophie Laye, in connection with LabEx BRAIN, September 3 to 14, 2012 in Bordeaux

8 summer schools per year 11 disciplinary themes addressed since 2012 3 international partnerships in 2015
15 countries represented in 2015 1 labelisation created :  Bordeaux Summer School

A summer school on issues of defense and security in a university setting; it is a great opportunity for stakeholders in this environment [Global Security] to discuss their profession, their common history and their values.

Sir David Omand,
former director of the Government Communication Headquarters and adviser to Prime Minister Tony Blair for security and intelligence, keynote speaker at the Defense Security Cyber Summer School (2015)

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