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NextGen Engineers – Advanced Training Courses BIP - 17-31 August 2024


In our two-week intensive course, you will embark on a journey to master complex engineering challenges, utilizing modern tools and establishing their scientific relevance within existing interdisciplinary projects with a focus on sustainability, utilizing modern tools and aligning your projects with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This course offers a deep dive into specialized civil engineering topics, ensuring you develop solutions that are not only innovative but also sustainable. 

Application deadline 23 May 2024 

Application form: here 

Investigating current developments towards visualization, modelling, reaction estimation, analysis, simulation methods for sustainable development goals

This year, our course will immerse you in cutting-edge topics within civil engineering, you will explore latest advancements in the use of polymer-modified concretes, as well as simulation, advanced modeling and optimization design for reliability and efficiency in civil engineering structures, assessing their robustness in relation to increased abstraction and reduced dimensionality. Additionally, you will explore insights into the challenges and solutions related to wind forces on buildings and structures, an essential consideration for sustainable and resilient design. You will tackle the complexities of historical and existing masonry structures, applying advanced modeling techniques to assess and enhance their durability and safety under various load conditions, including seismic events. You will be trained in the use of state-of-the-art design, analysis, and simulation methods emphasizes the integration of sustainable practices in preserving and retrofitting existing structures, aligning with the goals of sustainable development by minimizing resource use and extending the utility of built assets.

This year, our course takes a significant stride forward by integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into our curriculum. Understanding the crucial role engineers play in building sustainable futures, we weave the principles of sustainability across our course modules. Through this integration, you will learn not only to approach engineering challenges with advanced technical skills but also with a keen eye for their environmental impact, social equity, and economic viability.
International expertise & on-site visits
Our course provides you with insights into current research projects and international development trends, going beyond technical skills, fostering a multidisciplinary approach, and encouraging you to think critically about the role of engineering in solving global challenges. You'll have the opportunity to learn from international experts, participate in on-site visits with excursions to building sites and/or leading companies, and engage in group projects that simulate real-world engineering tasks.
The current state of the art in the above-mentioned topics will be presented in the lectures and supplemented by individual guest lectures of international experts. Special topics on the individual subject areas will be developed together with the participants within the framework of the group project. Moreover, complex and technically challenging engineering questions will be answered through interdisciplinary cooperation among the participating members.
Do you have desire to...
  • connect with like-minded individuals and make friendships,
  • learn something new,
  • immerse yourself in international atmosphere and German culture/tradition
  • make a difference?
... then apply NOW and take the first step towards becoming a leader in sustainable engineering.
  • 2 students from Structural Engineering faculty or Transportation Engineering faculty ("the early bird gets the worm").
  • completed 2nd year of studies, priority given to students in higher year of study
  • min 4.00 average grades
Financing by Erasmus+ programme for BIP participants: student daily grant is 79 euro (for 5-14 days) and 56 euro (for 15-30 days).
For more information, please write to: gribneva_int@uacg.bg or aceint@uacg.bg


Source: Bauhaus Summer School