Testimonials From Previous Editions

Participants of the Summer Academy 2023:

  • “A fantastic week that made me reflect on my potential future in this institution. We will see if it happens!”
  • “I think it was a great opportunity to meet people from the international community and I particularly appreciate the fact that many of the people came from Eastern Europe. It was also a great opportunity to find out more about PhD opportunities in detail both at the EUI and in Europe in general from talking with the PhD students and postdocs.”
  • “I am very satisfied with the new imput that I carry with me. I also had the opportunity to confront my views with others and maybe change them, so I consider this school as a very important point in my academic development so far.”
  • “It is a fantastic working environment, immersed in a splendid location, which really helps one’s soul when trying to navigate the world of research. I was truly impressed by the positive opinions the PhDs and post-docs offered me.”

Participants of the Summer Academy 2022:

  • I am coming out of this Summer Academy feeling very motivated and inspired to improve my skills and also have met some great people. I really enjoyed how relaxed & horizontal the communication with the professors was.”
  • “It was a pleasure to be part of the SPS Summer Academy, especially the chance to get in contact/to exchange with motivated students from all over Europe and all over the world.”
  • “I’m very impressed with the level of academic research we got to experience and the contacts we were able to make with professors and other researchers. That was very valuable for future career choices and for the expansion of my professional network!”
  • “I had a great time! Every aspect of the summer academy was great, and I met incredible people/researchers/professors.

Participants of the Summer Academy 2021:

  • “It was an amazing opportunity to get to know the EUI in all its aspects: from the environment to the people of the Institute.”
  • “I feel privileged and proud for having had such an insightful and extensive experience.”
  • “It was a great opportunity to generate ideas on solidarity, democracy and inequalities in Europe. The lectures were interesting and very helpful and the workshops also because it helped in improving our research proposals. The network created is very professional and social.”
  • “I loved the group of people selected, the place, the organisation and care about us.”