Vienna "Basic Aerosol Science" Summer School 2019


30 June – 6 July 2019


The summer school "Basic Aerosol Science" offers a broad education in basic principles and techniques of aerosol science. The main focus is on aerosol physics, but other fields such as aerosol chemistry and applications of aerosol science for e.g. issues of human health are also covered. The teachers of this summer school are leading European experts in the field of aerosol science.


The summer school is targeting international graduate students and early post‐doctoral researchers, as well as persons who work in the field of aerosol science.


The students participating in this summer school will acquire an excellent knowledge of the basics of aerosol science needed to understand and critically review aerosol processes and their interaction with the environment. They can immediately implement their knowledge in research projects of their institutions, act as decision makers in solving air pollution problems or contribute to regulatory processes and setting of standards.

Requirements to obtain a certificate (5 ECTS)

  • Attendance of lectures and participation in the field experiment
  • Submission of assignments from the individual lectures (assignments can be handed in during the summer school or within two weeks after the end of the summer school)
  • Grading will be based on submitted assignments


Program Summer School

Lecturers (in alphabetical order)

University of Vienna, Austria, Aerosol Physics and Environmental Physics
Prof. Dr. Regina Hitzenberger
Prof. Dr. Helmuth Horvath
Dr. Gerhard Steiner
Prof. Dr. Wladyslaw Szymanski
Prof. Dr. Paul Wagner
Prof. Dr. Bernadett Weinzierl
Prof. Dr. Paul Winkler
Dr. Anna Wonaschütz

International Lecturers
Prof. Dr. Lucas Alados Arboledas University of Granada, Spain, Science Faculty and Center for Environmental Research
Prof. Dr. Werner Hofmann University of Salzburg, Austria, Division of Physics and Biophysics, Department of Materials Research and Physics
Dr. Johannes Schneider Max Planck Institute, Mainz, Germany, Institute for Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Anne Kasper‐Giebl Technical University of Vienna, Austria, Analytical Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Niessner Technical University Munich, Germany, Analytical Chemistry
PD Dr. Andreas Petzold Research Center Jülich, Germany, Institute for Energy and Climate Research, Global Observations
Prof. Dr. Michael Riediker Institute of Occupational Medicine and Nanyang Technological University Singapore
Prof. Dr. Imre Salma Etövös University, Budapest, Hungary, Institute of Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Jyrki Mäkelä Tampere University of Technology, Finland, Department of Physics, Aerosol Physics Laboratory

Student grants

We are happy to announce that we can offer financial support for the participation in the Summer School “Basic Aerosol Science”:

  1. The Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) is sponsoring 4 grants amounting to 350 € each. The aim of the ÖAW-funded grants is to cover part of the registration fees for students attending the Summer School.
  2. The Association for Aerosol Research (GAeF) is sponsoring 4 grants amounting to 495 € each. The aim of the GAeF-funded grants is to cover part of the registration fees for students attending the Summer School. To be eligible for a GAeF-funded grant, a student must be member of GAeF.
  3. Two tuition waivers sponsored by the University of Vienna (International Office).
    Eligible are regular students and young researchers of all disciplines from the University of Vienna and its partner universities which are admitted to a Bachelor/Diploma/Master/Doctorate or PhD programme.
    For admission criteria please see:

    Note: To apply for the UNIVIE tuition waiver, an additional form has to be filled and sent to us via email. In addition, a certificate or confirmation of language proficiency needs to be submitted with the application documents.

Students who would like to obtain a support should submit the following documents together with their application for the Summer School not later than 31 January 2019:

  • Letter of motivation including an explanation why/how the grant will support the applicant’s scientific work
  • Short CV including publication list
  • Letter of support from the thesis supervisor

The final selection will be based on the application documents. The legal process is excluded.

Important notice:
Although applicants will be notified about the outcome of their application for one of the grants before the summer school (probably in February 2019), the participation in all the lectures of the summer school and in the field experiment is required to finally receive the grant.

How to participate?

Applications will be accepted until 31 January 2019.

Applicants should submit the following documents via the online-form below:

  • Motivation letter (1‐2 pages including a short description of your experience in aerosol science)
  • Short CV
  • Letter of support from thesis supervisor (master and Ph.D. students) or Post‐doctoral sponsor

Early bird registration before 31 March 2019

Academic registration rate€ 675,00
Corporate registration rate€ 1.200,00


Registration fees after 31 March 2019

Academic registration rate€ 740,00
Corporate registration rate€ 1.300,00

The registration fee includes participation in the lectures, lunches, coffee breaks, dinner at a „Heuriger“ on Monday and Saturday, the travel to/from Hohe Wand for the field experiment, and correction/feedback for the submitted assignments.

Important dates

  • 15 August 2018: application opens
  • 31 January 2019: deadline for applications
  • 15 February 2019: notification of acceptance
  • Until 31 March 2019: early bird registration
  • From 1 April 2019: regular registration   


A variety of booking homepages (,,, offer reservations for hotels in Vienna. There are about 10 hotels within walking distance of the location of the summer school, which is Strudlhofgasse 4/Boltzmanngasse 5 (A-1090 Vienna).

These homepages list hotels starting at EUR 50 per night.

Here are some more economic possibilities:

Youth hostel    (use this link for information and reservation)
Myrthengasse 7
1070 Wien  Austria
Tel.: +43 (0) 1/523 631 60
Fax: +43 (0) 1/523 58 49

Jugendgästehaus (Youth Palace) Wien Brigittenau
Adalbert-Stifter-Strasse 73, 1200 Wien
Tel.: +43 (0) 1 / 332 82 94-0
Fax. +43 (0) 1 / 330 83 79

Wombats City Hostel Vienna
- The Lounge: (offers overnight in a dorm for Euro 20)
Mariahilferstrasse 137 (near Westbahnhof), 1150 Wien, Austria
- at the Naschmarkt:
Rechte Wienzeile 35, 1040 Wien, Austria

The Do Step Inn Vienna offers e.g. a single bed in a "5 bed dormitory" for EUR 12 per night. It is also located near Westbahnhof, the address is:
Felberstrasse 20, 1150 Wien, Austria.

From each of the locations it takes about 40 minutes by public transportation (bus, tram and/or subway) to get to the summer school. The price for the one way ticket (if bought in advance) is EUR 2.40 (Wiener Linien).
You can buy tickets online or at the red touch-screen terminals in e.g. subway/train stations or VIE-airport.

Link to the interactive city map of Vienna (©




Prof. Dr. Bernadett Weinzierl
Boltzmanngasse 5
A‐1090 Wien