ESSIS 2018

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European Summer School on Information Science 2018

July 1st - July 6th 2018 in Graz (Austria)

Interested in Information Science?

  • You want to enjoy a unique learning experience in an international group at a historic location?
  • You want to get an introduction to information science?
  • You want to enrol in a MA program in Information Science and come from another discipline?
  • 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 students other than information science who want to enrol in a MA program in information science. The lectures in core areas of information science will enable students to close their knowledge gaps and to prepare better for a relevant MA program. You will meet students and professors from other countries and other schools of information science. Enjoy networking and studying with many other students.


The courses of ESSIS will cover the four following areas:

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

There will be interactive lectures. Furthermore, students will work on group assignments.

The social program will allow you to experience the historical old city of Graz. In addition, we will visit Admont Abbey library, the largest library of its kind, and the Gesäuse National Park with its unique and picturesque rocky mountains. ( ,, Flyer National Park Gesäuse)

Student Grants

Several student grants are available for students who want to participate in ESSIS. 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 full board in "Bildungshaus Mariatrost" (5 nights) plus travel support of up to 275 € based on real expenses.

Registration fees for nominated students, which are 90 € including room and board during the entire Summer School, will be covered by the nominating institution. Other students can register for a price of 400 € and are admitted if space is available.

Location BH Mariatrost

All participants will stay in single or double rooms just below the historical Basilica of Mariatrost. 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 travel to Graz either by plane, long distance buses or trains. From the main railway station, tramway no. 1 brings you directly to Mariatrost, which is the terminal tram stop.


Information about Graz:




EINFOSE Project Group (funded by the EU under the Erasmus+ program)

Christian Schlögl (christian.schloegl(at) )

Birgit Hörzer ( ub.ulglis(at)


Schedule ESSIS 2018   Schedule ESSIS 2018.pdf


Further Information and Registration:

Christian Schloegl  (christian.schloegl(at) )
Registration Deadline: April 30st, 2018

Application Form:

Please fill out this Application form and send it by mail to our address:

Prof. Dr. Christian Schloegl
University Graz
Institut für Informationswissenschaft und Wirtschaftsinformatik
Universitaetsstrasse 15 F3
A-8010 Graz


fill out this Application form, scan it and send the scanned document by email to christian.schloegl(at)



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+43 (0)316 380 - 3566


Universitätsstraße 15, F38010 Graz

+43 (0)316 380 - 3560
+43 (0)316 380 - 9575

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