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The NVO is the National Virtual Observatory, the US-based Virtual Observatory project that is collaborating with the International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA) to make it easier for astronomical researchers to find, retrieve, and analyze astronomical data from ground- and space-based telescopes worldwide.

Alpbach Summer School

Have you ever heard about Alpbach? This village in Western Austria is located in the eastern part of the state of Tyrol, which encompasses the historical region Tyrol. The earliest records of Alpbach date almost 1000 years ago. The first road to Alpbach area was built in 1926. The village used to be relatively isolated which fostered the development of its unique architecture.. The habits and the folklore of the locals have also been preserved through the centuries.

Utrecht Summer School

Utrecht is the most inhabited city and the capital of the Dutch province of Utrecht .It is located it the eastern part of the Randstad which is an agglomeration of the four biggest cities in the Netherlands - Amsterdam, Rotterdam, the Hague and Utrecht. The city managed to preserve its unique architecture through the centuries. In the central areas of the city you can find buildings and structures from the late medieval ages. Utrecht has been the religious centre of the Netherlands since the eight century to our days. Until recently, Utrecht was the most important city in the Netherlands.

Utrecht University offers:

over 60 strong, academic courses a truly international community an extensive social programme academic credits a safe study environment housing within the historical city
Harvard Summer School

The Boston Area in Massachusetts State offers visitors a unique combination of prominent educational institutions and interesting cultural landmarks. The state of Massachusetts is the preferred destination of many people interested in summer school opportunities. Located in Cambridge (city in Massachusetts, United States) Harvard University is known as one of the best universities worldwide since 1636 till now.  It is the oldest higher education institution and a proud member of the Ivy League.

Catalysis: Fundamentals and Practice

Liverpool, 13th - - 17th July 2009

We are running the EPSRC/Liverpool Summer School/Post-graduate conference in catalysis this July. EPSRC have agreed to provide supported places for “their” PhD students; essentially any EPSRC supported student is eligible for an award that covers registration fees, accommodation in Halls of Residence, and most meals during the conference. Travel is not included. This award is in addition to any other EPSRC supported conference attendance.

For “non-EPSRC” students, we are offering an “all in” registration fee of £180 pounds. This covers, registration, accommodation and most meals. Travel is not included.

The course is intended primarily for Master’s and Ph.D. students in the molecular and solid state sciences, particularly from across Europe, but applicants from other regions will be considered. The goal is that the students gain hands-on experience plus a theoretical background in the art and science of routine crystal and molecular structure determination of small molecules by single-crystal X-ray crystallography, as well as in the interpretation and presentation of results. The course will consist of lectures, computer exercises and practical work.

Conference invitation:

Young Chemist in Industry XVIII Tuesday 28 April 2009

SCI, London, UK

Kaplan Higher Education includes more than 70 campuses in the U.S. and abroad, and as well as online programs through Kaplan University and Concord Law School.  This division offers students career-oriented Master's, Bachelor's, and Associate's degrees as well as certificates and diplomas.  Through Kaplan Higher Education, students gain the skills necessary to qualify them for employment in a variety of fields, including criminal justice, health care, business, education, financial planning, information technology, legal studies, fashion and design. Each of the individual schools in the division is separately accredited by one of several national or regional accrediting agencies approved by the U.S. Department of Education.  Kaplan also operates Dublin Business School, Ireland's largest independent third level institution, and runs a partnership with Nottingham Trent University in the U.K. that provides courses to international students seeking admission to programs at the university.  


Test Preparation Courses

With 70 years of experience, Kaplan is the world leader in test prep and has helped more than 3 million students prepare to take the tests necessary to achieve their education and career goals. Kaplan offers complete preparation for entrance exams for secondary school, college, graduate school as well as English language and professional licensing exams. Kaplan also provides private tutoring and admissions consulting services, as well as K-12 programs for school districts.


 Do you live outside Australia, but would love to immerse yourself in the Aussie culture while gaining credit at your home university? Why not come and study an intensive course at the University of Adelaide during your summer or winter break? 

The University of Adelaide offers a range of intensive courses during the summer and winter breaks as part of the Summer & Winter School. You can undertake a summer or winter course as a stand-alone course, requiring a four to six week stay in Adelaide, or you can combine a summer or winter course with a full semester of study in Adelaide as a Study Abroad student.  Both options give you the opportunity to earn credits towards your degree in your home country while experiencing student life at the University of Adelaide. 

As a Study Aboard student you are able to take high quality courses with local and international students so that you are able to truly experience South Australian culture.