The School will be held at the University of Pavia.



The ECS1 Registration desk will be open at Polo San Tommaso on Thursday 28 August afternoon and at Aula del ‘400 on Sunday 31 August. Both places are at walking distance from the railway station (ca. 15-20 minutes).

You can follow the path suggested in figure: when you exit the station, go straight to Viale Vittorio Emanuele II, then cross the roundabout with the statue of Minerva and take Corso Cavour. Continue straight ahead until you reach Piazza della Vittoria, the main square of Pavia.

To Aula del ‘400: continue past Piazza della Vittoria, then turn left to Corso Strada Nuova. The main entrance of University of Pavia is at n.65 on your right. Enter the University building, go straight and exit from the small gate in front of you to reach Piazza Leonardo da Vinci. Aula del ‘400 will be on your left.

To Polo San Tommaso: continue past Piazza della Vittoria and go straight ahead to Corso Mazzini. Take the first on the right, Via Siro Comi. The entrance of Polo San Tommaso will be on your left.

Map Map


Pavia is a small town located in North Italy, about 30 kilometres south of Milan. It is very well connected, being situated on the railway connecting Milan to Genoa and very close to the motorways A7 (Milano-Genova; exit Bereguardo) and A21 (Torino-Piacenza; exit Broni-Stradella).

Pavia map

Air   by Air

You can fly to one of Milan's three airports: Linate (50 km from Pavia), Malpensa (90 km from Pavia) or Orio al Serio (70 km from Pavia).

If you arrive at Linate airport, the easiest way to reach Pavia is to take the direct shuttle bus (duration: 50-60 minutes). Alternatively, you can take bus 73 to Milan Porta Vittoria railway station and take the light rail to Pavia, or take a bus to Milan central railway station (Stazione Centrale), it takes about 20 minutes. From Milan's central railway station, you can take a train to Pavia (see below).

If you arrive at Malpensa airport, you can take a train or a shuttle bus to Milan central or Milan Bovisa railway stations (duration: 50 minutes). Then take the train or light rail.

If you arrive at Orio al Serio airport, you can take a shuttle bus to Milan's central railway station (duration: 50 minutes). From Milan central station, you can take a train to Pavia.

Train   by Train

Most European cities are connected to Milan railway stations by direct trains. From Milan central railway station you can take a train directly to Pavia (direction Genoa). The train ride from Milan to Pavia takes about 30 minutes. See for timetables and to purchase tickets. From Milano Bovisa, P.ta Garibaldi and P.ta Vittoria stations you can take the light rail to Pavia (trains every 30 minutes). See

Car   by Car

Take motorway A7 (pay toll), exit at Bereguardo-Pavia Nord, and continue for 10 kilometres on a free motorway straight to Pavia. Coming from East or from Brenner tunnel, it is suggested to exit motorway A4 (pay toll) at Brescia and take motorway A21 (pay toll), then exit at Broni-Stradella, ca. 15 km’s from Pavia.



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28 February 2014
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Notification of selections:
The selection committee has concluded the evaluation of the unexpectedly large number of applications received. Candidates will start receiving the results from next week onwards.

Abstract submission:
16 June 2014

16 June 2014