IDEA League


IDEA League is a network comprising five leading European universities of science and technology

General information about the network
The members of the network are TU Delft, RWTH Aachen, ETH Zürich, Politecnico di Milano and Chalmers. The universities collaborate in education, research and innovation. They continuously learn from and refer to each other and share experiences. Two of the target groups for the network consist of doctoral students and students at Master’s programme level.
The study modules that Chalmers’ international students have the opportunity of taking part in are IDEA League Student Grant and Summer Schools; see the information under each module heading below.

Information about the IDEA League network and its collaborations
Visit IDEA League’s websites

IDEA League Student Grant

The program was designed to promote students collaborations. It gives all students the opportunity to conduct traineeships and parts of their degree project at one of the partner universities via traineeship.


Who can apply?

The IDEA League Student Grant is aimed at Chalmers’ students at Bachelor’s and Master’s level.



From 2 months to 12 months via Erasmus traineeship program.



Students has possibility to apply for Erasmus traineeship grant.


Application deadline

No later than 30 days before the start of the mobility. Student who needs visa must make sure that it is ready before the starting date.


More info:


Contact information:

IDEA League Summer Schools 2022

If you want to make the most out of your summer, an IDEA League Summer School is a unique opportunity to do just that by participating in one of our seven summer schools.


A select group of students will have the chance to develop new insights into current research, connect and exchange ideas and benefit from the collective expertise of our partner universities. An IDEA League Summer School is more than just an academic course; it’s an opportunity for a fun and enriching experience that enables you to expand your European network and invest in your future.

Doctoral candidates and masters students of these universities are eligible to apply. The application deadlines for the schools are 8 April / 16 May. If you have any questions regarding your application or the offered summer schools, please contact Alexandra Priatna (


Details & Application

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Deadline for application:

8 April 2022 at 12.00 noon

·       Reinventing Energy Landscapes REL22 (host RWTH Aachen)


16 May 2022 at 12.00 noon

·       The rest of the program



There are no registration and accommodation fees. Students from IDEA League member universities selected to participate in a summer school only have to pay for their own travel costs where applicable.


The IDEA League Summer Schools offered are:


Reinventing Energy Landscapes REL22 (RWTH Aachen Summer School)

19 May 2022 & 18 – 27 August 2022 - REL22 will engage participants in an international, multidisciplinary setting with a specific focus on the structural change taking place in the Rhenish District. The design workshop will address the challenge of reinventing energy landscapes that combine energy production, traditional and innovative agricultural uses and new settlements with the production of ecosystem services.


ASPIRE Forum (ASPIRE League Summer School, KAIST)

4 - 7 July, 2022 - KAIST Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. The ASPIRE Forum brings together vice presidents from its member universities. The Student Workshop will include researchers from different fields as speakers.


Lightweight and Smart Solutions for Next-Generation Mobility (Politecnico di Milano Summer School)

24 – 29 July 2022 - The school will create a multidisciplinary context where to imagine and design next-generation vehicles, by exploiting lightweight and intelligent approaches. The challenges that the mobility ecosystem will tackle in the following decades, especially inside urban scenarios, will be explored.


Greening and Governing Global Supply Chains (ETH Zurich Summer School)

4 – 9 September 2022 - The ISTP summer school provides novel insights on the sustainability of global supply chains producing food commodities, precious metals, and battery materials. Our participants will learn about the research that assesses the environmental and social impacts of this globalized production flow and policies addressing them.


The impact of technological-innovation on transforming city regions (RWTH Aachen)

4 - 9 September 2022 - This summer school invites participants to a week of lectures, discussions and brainstorming sessions on the role of technological developments and innovation to offer solutions to the major challenges of the city-regions in Europe and beyond.


Trajectories of Technology (RWTH Aachen Summer School)

5 - 9 September 2022 - In this Summer School we will learn about the pasts and the futures of high-performance computing, of green energy, and of robotics. We will explore how social techniques like agenda setting or road mapping design not only multiple possible futures, but also different pasts of technological development.


Analysis and modelling road user behaviour (Chalmers University Summer School)

4 – 9 September 2022 - The summer school aims to provide with the human factors theoretical foundations for the analysis and modelling of road-user behaviour, within the context of road safety and development of driving automation systems.


About IDEA League:

The IDEA League offers you the chance to be a part of something bigger. We believe that combining the strength of five leading European universities of science and technology creates unique opportunities to connect, to be inspired and to innovate.


TU Delft

ETH Zurich

RWTH Aachen


Politecnico di Milano


Joining IDEA League is a fun and rewarding experience where you can learn from each other, develop friendships and broaden your professional network.


Connect. Exchange. Innovate.


Contact at Chalmers
IDEA League coordinator at Chalmers
Contact: Barbara Sturn,​


Page manager Published: Tue 22 Nov 2022.