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Summer School

Summer School at NOVA

Summer School at NOVA - July 2020

Goal

This Summer School aims to expose high school students (ages 15-17) to different areas of interest, leading them to hands-on initiatives and to sharing the lab space with professionals. This project is vocational and designed to help young students identify topics that they may be interested in focusing on and further explore in the future. At NOVA they will contact with a wide range of the most pressing topics while enjoying a social and cultural programme in the Lisbon region.

Topics and Schools

The Summer School covers four thematic weeks. Each week the students will be located at different Schools of NOVA corresponding to different topics.

The mornings are dedicated to hands-on activities and lab work and in the afternoons cultural and leisure activities take place.

In the afternoons during the week students will benefit from three types of cultural and leisure activities:

  • Beach (at least twice a week)
  • visits to monuments (min 1 per week)
  • visits to museums (min 1 per week)

Week 1 - July 6-10 | Creative Media, Culture and Social Issues

Week 1 will take place on Campolide Campus, where the three host Schools have their Digital Communications Labs, Cinema Labs and Data Science Labs.

Week 1 | Creative Media, Culture and Social Issues
Day Morning  (9:00-12:30) Location  Afternoon
6 July iNova Media Lab NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities  
7 July Arqueology Lab NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities  
8 July Law in a Globalized World NOVA School of Law Belém
9 July Marketing Analytics Lab & Information Systems Lab NOVA Information Management School  
10 July NOVA Cidade Lab & Geoinformatics Lab NOVA Information Management School  

Cultural programme

The planned visits for Week 1 include visiting Belém, namely the Jeronimos Monastery and the Maritime Museum.

Weekend 1 - July 11-12

On Saturdays we propose to take students outside Lisbon, organizing different Tours.

Weekend 1 will be dedicated to Queluz and Sintra.

Tours will be organized for a minimum of 10 and maximum of 40 students.

Sundays are free.


Pena Palace in Sintra

Week 2 - July 13-17 | Scientific Innovation & Technological Evolution

Week 2: Almada Campus, using Chemical Engineering labs, Nanotechnology labs and Biotech labs – introducing topics of Health Science to exploit in the following week.

Week 2 | Scientific Innovation & Technological Evolution 
Day Morning  (9:00-12:30) Location Afternoon
13 July Digital Innovation & Big Data NOVA School of Science and Technology  
14 July e-Health, Biomedicine & Biomedical Devices NOVA School of Science and Technology  
15 July Circular Economy & Sustainability NOVA School of Science and Technology Alfama
16 July Logistics, Manufacturing & Automation NOVA School of Science and Technology  
17 July Micro, Nano & Smart Materials NOVA School of Science and Technology  

Cultural programme

The planned visits for Week 2 include visiting Alfama, namely St George’s Castle, the Royal Pantheon at São Vicente de Fora, and Fundação Ricardo Espírito Santo.

 

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Weekend 2 - July 18-19

On Saturdays we propose to take students outside Lisbon, organizing different Tours.

Weekend 2 will be dedicated to Óbidos, Alcobaça and Batalha.

Tours will be organized for a minimum of 10 and maximum of 40 students.

Sundays are free.


Batalha Monastery

Week 3 - July 20-24 | Health Sciences, Life Quality and Well-being

 

Week 3: Immersion three different units in the area of Lisbon, involving insects and tropical diseases labs, food quality, medical facilities and nutrition issues.

Week 3 | Health Sciences, Life Quality and Well-being 
Day Morning  (9:00-12:30) Location Afternoon
20 July Health research and Antibiotic Resistance ITQB NOVA — Institute of Chemical and Biological Technology António Xavier  
21 July The importance of plants for our life ITQB NOVA — Institute of Chemical and Biological Technology António Xavier  
22 July Iogeneration - Nutrition and Metabolism NOVA Medical School Alfama
23 July Travelling and Disease Prevention NOVA Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine  
24 July Infectious Diseases NOVA Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine  

Cultural programme

The planned visits for Week 3 include visiting Xabregas and Expo: Tiles’ Museum, Madredeus Church and Vasco da Gama Oceanarium

Weekend 3 - July 25-26

On Saturdays we propose to take students outside Lisbon, organizing different Tours.

Weekend 3 will be dedicated to Almourol, Santarém and Tomar

Tours will be organized for a minimum of 10 and maximum of 40 students.

Sundays are free.


Almourol Castle

Week 4 - July 27-31 | Entrepreneurial Business

 

Week 4: Back to Almada Campus, developing a project and understanding how to transform entrepreneurial ideas into Business opportunities while interacting with the innovative entrepreneurial ecosystem of Lisbon

Week 4  | Entrepreneurial Business
Day Morning  (9:00-12:30) Location Afternoon
27 July Creativity & Innovation NOVA School of Science and Technology  
28 July Social Innovation NOVA School of Science and Technology  
29 July How to make things happen? NOVA School of Science and Technology Palácio Fronteira
30 July Leadership in the XXI century NOVA School of Science and Technology  
31 July Pitch your idea NOVA School of Science and Technology  

Cultural programme

The planned visits for Week 4 include visiting Palácio Fronteira, a classified palace, still lived by the descendants of Marques de Fronteira.

 

Cost Structure

The total cost has two parts: one is fixed; the other is variable and depends on how many weeks the student follows in the programme.

Fixed: €1,500
In addition, a fee per week:
  • €400 for 1 week
  • €700 for 2 weeks
  • €900 for 3 weeks
  • €1,000 for 4 weeks

This cost covers:

  • Welcome meeting;
  • Housing at NOVA residence;
  • Breakfast & lunch in activity days.

How to Apply

To apply for the Summer School you will need to submit the following documents and information by email to Ms. Carlotta Pisano:

  • Full name;
  • Date of birth;
  • Name and address of the high school of attendance;
  • Name, contact email and phone of responsible (professor or director) in the school of origin;
  • Name, contact email and phone of legal guardian;
  • Copy of passport (first page);
  • Motivation letter (optional).

More Information

If you have any questions or need additional information please email Ms. Carlotta Pisano of the International Mobility Office at NOVA University Lisbon.