Brno, Czech Republic


blended course
when 26 August 2024 - 6 September 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC

Our summer school consists of two parts: online programme and physical mobility. This blended form enables to cover a comprehensive range of topics and theoretical preparation before you go to the lab and apply new knowledge and techniques in practice.

Within the online part, you will learn the basics of water science, focusing on the complexity of water issues: from hydrochemistry to environmental sampling, hydrobiology to ecotoxicology.

During the second week, you will join us in Brno. Not only that we will take you to our laboratories, but also outside to sample water in Brno Reservoir or explore the wastewater treatment plant in Modřice. You will eventually use what you learn in the project that will be the final output of your participation in summer school.

Course leader

Martina Repkova focuses on the topics which deal with water quality assessment based on the determination of physical-chemical and biological indicators (microbiology of wastewater), on various technological processes used in wastewater treatment.

Target group

Bachelor, master, PhD students in various natural sciences fields.

Course aim

The summer school will encompass following topics such as: potential water resources, water protection, sustainability, reuse, new trends in treatment and purification of water, micropollutans in water, organisms as water quality indicators, drinking water, wastewater, etc. Students will practice environmental sampling of water, solve team projects on a selected topic, and work in an environmental laboratory.

Credits info

3 EC
You will receive an official Certificate of Attendance upon completion of your course which you may use to show evidence of the skills you have learnt during the course and have the credits accepted by your home university.

Fee info

EUR 0: No fee for students from participating universities