European Summer School on Information Science 2017

ESSIS 2018 will take place in Graz, Austria


ESSIS 2017: August 28th – September 1st 2017 in Burg Katlenburg (Germany) 

Interested in Information Science? You want to enjoy a unique learning experience in an international group at a historic location? You want to learn about basic information science? You want to enrol in a MA program in LIS and come from another discipline or want to enrol in another university? You want to receive a student grant for participation?

The European Summer School on Information Science (ESSIS) is an intensive one week teaching event for BA students who want to enrol in a MA program in information science. The lectures for core areas in LIS will enable students to close their knowledge gaps and to prepare better for MA programs. You will meet students and professors from other countries and other schools of Information Science. Enjoy networking and studying with many other students.

Program: The courses of ESSIS will cover the four following areas:

  • Advances in Information Science
  • Research Methodology in Information Science
  • Information Seeking and Retrieval
  • Evaluation of Information Services

In the mornings, there will be interactive lectures and in the afternoons, students will work on group assignments. In adddition, a social program will allow you to experience the Harz mountains and to get to know the historic city of Goslar.

Student Grants

Several student grants are available for students who want to enter a MA program in LIS. Most grant recipients are nominated by the partner universities involved in the EINFOSE project ( University of Osijek, University of Boras, University of Graz, University of Hildesheim, Hacettepe University Ankara, University of Barcelona, University of Pisa and University of Ljubljana. Selected students will receive the costs for room and board in Katlenburg (5 nights) plus travel support of up to 275 € based on expenses.

Location castle Katlenburg

All participants will stay in shared rooms in the historical environment of a castle close to the Harz mountains. Katlenburg offers nice and clean and modest accomodation. All meals will be served at the premises and all classes will take place there. Rooms are reserved for participants from Sunday until Friday. You can arrive there via the city of Göttingen and the closest airports are Hannover, Berlin and Frankfurt.


EINFOSE Project Group (funded by the EU under the Erasmus+ program) Thomas Mandl, University of Hildesheim

Schedule ESSIS 2017

Project EINFOSE: Information Science Education: Encouraging mobility and learning outcomes harmonization (Lead: Prof. Tatjana Aparac Jelušic)

Further Information: Thomas Mandl