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Training details

Each year diverse Summer Schools are offered by the partner research institutions of the tri-national forest research network, NFZ.forestnet. They will take place in Switzerland, France and Baden-Württemberg, Germany. All summer schools are offered in the English language.

Each NFZ summer school is dedicated to a theme within the forestry and wood science domain
Participation of summer schools is subject to a selection process by the organizing committee. Application deadlines vary, depending on the summer school dates.


Each year, between the end June and  the begining of Septembre


France, Germany or Switherland cities depending of the theme and the organizors


The duration is usually one week, with students staying at the same place (usually a hall of residence or a lodge) to create a nice atmosphere and stimulate exchanges.


The lecturers are researchers and teachers working at NFZ.forestnet partner institutions.

Target Group

This course is developed for beginners, Master and PhD students as well as for more advanced scientists interested in tree-ring research. Participants should be willing to work in the field, the lab and at the computer.


There are usually around 20-30 selected participants, coming from 10-15 different countries (mostly – but not exclusively – European).F


Some summerschool will ask you fees to cover costs of the field week material, accommodation and meals. Others are free but participants has to cover for their accomodation cost.

Credits points:

Some summerschool offers credits points. In those case successful participants will be accredited with ECTS points.