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 2021

The 5th IAGA School is planned for August 16-20 in Hyderabad, India, just before the IAGA-IASPEI Joint Assembly. It aims at providing excellent early career scientists (mainly PhD students) with a good basic understanding of a wide range of the scientific topics covered by IAGA, the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy. The Summer School consists of lectures accompanied by practical exercises, presented by international experts in the fields (see below).

Due to the unpredictable situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, it is not clear at this point if the IAGA School can be held as usual. We might organize a partly or fully virtual school. Nevertheless, as participants also should get to know each other the number of participants will still be limited. If an in-person meeting is possible, about 20 PhD students will be sponsored for accommodation and cost of living. As it is expected that participants will also attend the Joint Assembly they are expected to cover travel costs to Hyderabad themselves.

How to apply:
Early career scientists interested in participating should apply to the Chair of the IAGA Working Group or Division relevant for their topic of work for a nomination.  See About IAGA for IAGA topics and contact information.  Applications must contain a short CV (minimum name, affiliation, contact information, date of birth, gender, nationality) and a  short motivation for applying. Please use the application form and send applications to the Division Chair by September 30, 2020.

The final selection of participants will be made by the IAGA Executive Committee and information on acceptance will be sent before December 31, 2020.

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

4th IAGA School, July 3 to 7, 2019, Province of Quebec (Canada)

The 4th IAGA School was held from July 3 - 7, 2019 at the University of Montreal's Station de biologie des Laurentides near Montreal, Quebec, Canada, It was attended by 20 students from 11 countries.

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

The third IAGA School was held from August 20 - 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.