Courses planned for 2022


Integrated modeling of surface and subsurface flow and transport using HydroGeoSphere
8-9 September 2022
Mode and location: 2 days, at the University of Neuchâtel

Speaker: Prof. René Therrien (Université de Laval)
Registration: open, see the course website

PEST/PEST++ and Decision-Support Modelling
12-16 September, 2022
Mode and location: 5 full days, at the University of Neuchâtel

Speaker: Dr. John Doherty (Author of PEST and 2019 Darcy Lecturer)
Registration: open, see the course website

Advanced Geochemical Modelling
26-28 September, 2022

Mode and location: 3 days, at EAWAG (Dübendorf, ZH)
Speaker(s): Prof. Chen Zhu (Indiana University, 2021-22 Darcy Lecturer)
Registration: open, see the course website


FEFLOW Modelling Course: The basics of groundwater modelling and advanced applications
Oct 31 - Nov 4, 2022
Mode and location: 3 (basic course) or 5 (full course), in person at the University of Neuchâtel
Speaker: Robin Marc Dufour, DHI
Registration: open, see the course website

Catchment hydrological modelling
planned for 28 Nov - 1 Dec

Location: EAWAG
Speakers: Dr. Virginia Ruiz-Villanueva & Dr. Nadav Peleg (University of Lausanne)
Registration: See course website

Scientific computing with GPUs
Informal course already held in May 2022. Contact the coordinator to register interest for a formal course.

Mode & location: UNIL, ECTS TBD
Speaker(s): Prof. Yury Podladchikov
Registration: Not open yet. Contact the PhD School Coordinator


New field methods with high spatial resolution
2022 or 2023
Mode & location: field course, 1.5 ECTS
Speaker(s): Prof. D. Hunkeler & Prof. B. Valley (UNINE), Prof. G. Mariethoz (UNIL)
Reg​istration: Not open yet



Suggestions for course topics are always welcome. Please send them to the PhD school coordinator


Recently completed courses


Tecplot: CFD Visualization & Analysis Tools
18 & 19 May, 2022 (10:00-12:00 each day)
Mode & location: online
Speaker(s): Jens Warkall of Tecplot
Registration: Follow the links in the email or Contact the PhD School Coordinator

Experimental Microfluidics: a Short Course
13-17 June, 2022
Mode and location: ETHZ/Hybrid format, 1 ECTS
Registration: Contact the PhD School Coordinator or email esecchi@ethz.ch



Deep Learning workshop
January 13-20, 2021
Mode & location: online, 1.5 ECTS
Speaker(s): Prof. Dr. Olivier Dubrule (Imperial College London), Prof. Dr. Philippe Renard (UNINE)

The art of scientific writing
25-27 May, 2021
Mode & location: online, 1 ECTS
Speaker(s): Dr. Philipp Mayer (science-textflow.ch) & Prof. Stuart Lane (UNIL)

Experimental Microfluidics: A short course
14-18 June, 2021
Mode & location: online, 1 ECTS
Speaker(s): Dr. E. Secchi (ETHZ)

Finite element method course
10-11 August, 2021
Mode & location: on-site course at UNINE, 1.5 ECTS
Speaker(s): Dr. M. Favino (UNIL)

FEFLOW, basics and advanced applications
25-29 October, 2021
Mode & location: on-site at UNINE, 1.5 ECTS
Speaker(s): Robin Dufour (DHI)

Ph.D. conference 
29 November, 2021, 09:00-17:00
Mode & location: on-site at EAWAG, 1 ECTS

visit the archive for a list of all past courses

Cancellation policy

Please note that courses places are limited and that there is very often a waiting list of people who would like to participate. Courses are offered for free to PhD students, but they do not come as a gift to the Ph.D. School WES and the university.

Therefore, registered participants have to assist to the entire courses (not just a part of it), and registered participants who:

  • cancel their participation after the registration deadline or
  • less than 15 days before the start of a course (if differs from cancellation deadline) or
  • do not show up

will have to pay part of the costs for the course or an administrative fee (CHF 50-400 depending on the course).

Please, carefully check the participation, registration and cancellation conditions listed at the bottom of the course description page prior to registering to a course or workshop.

If you have an emergency that prevents you from participating at a course you have registered for, please contact the PhD school coordinator as soon as possible.

The courses are open for external PhD students which have however to pay a course fee that reflects the effective costs per participant. The students participating in the PhD school also have the possibility to follow courses elsewhere.