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The VUB Faculty of Engineering  is proud to present its first VUB Engineering Summer School 2022 in cooperation with ArcelorMittal. Over a period of one week, industry guest speakers and VUB professors will cover all fields of engineering linked to the main operations and production processes of ArcelorMittal. Students will also be invited for a guided tour visit to the site in Ghent

What is the VUB Engineering Summer School about?

  • Are you a bachelor student with minimum two years of a background in engineering?
  • Do you want to make a head start in your career and education and learn more about topics ranging from steel production and how to reduce the impact of Co2 to robotics and machine learning.?
  • Do you want to learn how a real-world multinational company operates and applies the latest of engineering technology to its operations?

ArcelorMittal, a leader in steel manufacturing

ArcelorMittal Belgium, with production sites in Ghent, Li├Ęge, Genk and Geel, employs over 5,000 skilled and motivated people. The company produces high-quality steel for the most diverse applications in the automotive sector and other industrial sectors such as the green energy sector, construction, white goods, packaging, and more.

Programme Overview

A general overview of the programme

The summer school will give every subject addressed ample time and consideration. A more detailed programme will become available at later stage. The below is a broad outline of the event. 

On the first day, there will be a welcome session outlining practicalities for the week, with an outline on the education and research activities at the VUB, and an overview of the learning objectives and activities of the summer school itself. There will also be an introductory class to ArcelorMittal.

The rest of the first week will consist of lectures, from VUB professors and industry speakers. Various topics will be addressed, such as steel production, AI, robotics and machine learning.

On Thursday, we invite you to a private tour and visit to ArcelorMittal's facilities, where you will see all processes you have learned about during the summer school applied to real examples and applications.

Besides the learning activities, there will be ample of time for social activities to enjoy the VUB campus in summer and the nearby centre of Brussels, including a tour of Brussels, a visit to Ghent and a closing reception.

Please find below the most important practical details. Selected candidates will be sent more information closer to date.

Date: Monday 11 July 2022 - Friday 15 July 2022

Place: the VUB Humanities, Sciences and Engineering Campus, Brussels, Belgium

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN - DEADLINE TO APPLY: 1 MAY 2022

Registration fees: we offer three registration fee options. In all cases the tuition fees are included, as well as all lunches, a tour of Brussels, travel to ArcelorMittal, a visit to Ghent, materials, and some other activities. For the registration fees that include a hotel option, breakfast is included as well. Please note that travel costs to and from Belgium are not included.

  • Summer school fees with NO accommodation - €400
  • Summer school fees with SHARED accommodation (sharing with person of same gender) - €800
  • Summer school fees with SINGLE room accommodation - €1050

Please note there are no scholarships available from VUB for this summer school

Disclaimer #1: the organisers reserve the right to cancel this summer school if there is not a minimum number of participants. The minimum for this summer school to go ahead is 15. The decision will be taken on 15 May 2022. 

Disclaimer #2 regarding cancellation policy:

  • A full reimbursement of the registration fee will be given if cancellation happens before 15 May 2022 (this does not include reimbursement of flights, or other travel expenses. Only the registration fee (including or excluding accommodation) will be reimbursed). 
  • A partial reimbursement of 50% of the registration fee will be given if cancellation happens between 15 May until 30 May 2022 (this does not include reimbursement of flights, or other travel expenses. Only the registration fee (including or excluding accommodation) will be reimbursed). 
  • After 1 June 2022 there will be no reimbursements of the registrations fees due to cancellation.

Disclaimer #3: should VUB need to cancel the summer school for some reason, then we shall reimburse the registration fee to all those who have paid. We will however not reimburse travelling costs or additional expenses you made outside of this registration fee. We encourage all students to always take insurance to cover any eventualities.
 

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We aim to gather a group of motivated and enthusiastic participants with a background in engineering of minimum two years (typically, undergraduate/bachelor year two students). Selection of participants for the Summer School will be based on the screening of a short motivation statement and curriculum vitae.

Applications are now OPEN - deadline to apply is 1 May 2022

Please note there are no scholarships available from VUB for this summer school

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