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Title: SSMS: Summer School Mont-Soleil -- 2023
Short Code: MTE7995
ECTS Credits: 2
Organizer Details: Start in Bern, University of Bern, Exact Sciences

Team presentation of the working sessions 1 to 3 plus final presentation of the project results

Decision Date: 31 May 2023 
Start Date: 7 August 2023 
End Date: 12 August 2023 
Date Details:

Monday 7th August 2023, from 13.00 to 14.00 University of Bern, Exact Sciences (ExWi) Room B005, Sidlerstrasse 5, Bern, Switzerland


EVA module, offered by BFH in collaboration with EPFL



Description (max. 300 characters):

The course will take place at University of Bern, in the Mont-Soleil region and at the BFH Energy Storage Research Centre. The optional post conference program will take participants to Grindelwald and the Jungfraujoch for a visit to the High Altitude Research Lab. We invite 24 excellent PhD and advanced master students from all over Europe to participate.

The summer PhD school will be held on Mont-Soleil above the city of Saint-Imier in the Western part of Switzerland. Production, distribution and application of renewable energies can be shown in a directly perceptible way since all adequate facilities are concentrated on and around Mont-Soleil in a unique manner. Lectures and workshops will take place in the visitor center, with top experts from internationally renowned universities as well as from industries in the field of renewable energies. Hotel accommodation will be organized in a unique mountain hotel on Mont-Soleil.

Contents and Learning Objectives:


Check-in at University of Bern. Climate and Environmental Physics


Photovoltaics and Hydropower, Mont-Soleil


Wind Energy, Mont-Soleil


Energy Storage and Advanced PV Technologies, BFH Energy Storage Research Center Biel/Bienne


Electrical Grid Integration

Transfer to Grindelwald, Glacier retreat and district heating


High Altitude Research Station Jungfraujoch

Admission: 1. CV curriculum vitae | 2. Description of Master or other scientific work, see further information on the application form | 3. Letter of recommendation from scientific supervisor


Academic part

  • PhD and Master students  -- CHF 500.00
  • PhD students EPFL and Master students BFH  -- CHF 0.00
  • Others  -- CHF 900.00


  • For all participants incl. events, transports, meals & water/coffee, visit Jungfraujoch -- CHF 500.00


  • Accommodations in a rural lodging on Mont-Soleil and in Grindelwald, the school accommodations offer student rates -- approx. CHF 50 pP night incl. breakfast

Detailed information

Event Website


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Status: registration open
Specialization: Business Engineering (BE)

Civil Engineering (CE)

Electrical Engineering (ElE)

Energy & Environment (EnEn)

Geomatics (Geo)

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Mechatronics & Automation (MA)

Photonics (Pho)


[Responsible for this text: Habegger Andreas]