IAGA Schools

IAGA  Schools are organised in the week before the IAGA Scientific Assemblies and the IUGG General Assemblies with the aim of providing excellent early career scientists with a good basic understanding of a wide range of the scientific topics covered by IAGA. The IAGA sponsored participants include the recipients of the IAGA Young Scientist Awards, and a number of PhD students or young Post-Docs who are selected from nominations by the IAGA Divisions and Working Groups. Geographical and gender diversity are additional criteria for the choice of students as well as scientific excellence. Lectures on a broad range of IAGA topics are given by distinguished international experts in the fields, with accompanying practical sessions. See the links below for lists of topics and lecturers of previous schools.

IAGA School 2019

The 4th IAGA School will be held from July 3-7 at the University of Montreal's Station de biologie des Laurentides near Montreal, Quebec, Canada, just before the IUGG General Assembly. IAGA will sponsor about 24 early career scientists for accommodation and cost of living. The application deadline for 2019 has passed.

Definition of early career scientists

  • be in age 30 or younger,
  • be an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters/PhD) student or have received her/his highest degree qualification (e.g., BSc, MSc, PhD) within the last two years.

Past IAGA Schools

3rd IAGA School, August 2017, Hermanus (South Africa)

The third IAGA School was held from August 20 to 26, 2017. It was hosted by SANSA Space Science and attended by 19 students from 15 countries.

2nd IAGA School, June 2015, Praque (Czech Republic)

The second IAGA School was held from June 15 to 21, 2015. It was attended by 22 students of 13 nationalities from 14 countries.

1st IAGA School, August 2013, Merida (Mexico)

The first IAGA School was held from August 20 to 25, 2013. It was attended by 20 students of 14 nationalities from 11 countries.