• OBJECTIVE
    • Increase capacity development in fundamental physics and related applications in Africa
  • NATURE
    • Graduate summer school every two years hosted by a different African country
    • ASP2010 South Africa, ASP2012 Ghana and ASP2014 Senegal
    • ASP2016 Rwanda at the new ICTP Centre at Univ. Rwanda
  • CURRICULUM
    • First week: theoretical foundation of fundamental physics
    • Second week: experimental physics
    • Third week: applications (accelerators, medical physics, nanotechnology, light sources, energy)
    • Throughout: Information technology, Grid computing, computer modelling, data analysis and statistical methods
    • Scientific research topics of particular interest to the host country
  • STUDENTS
    • Applications open to all African and international graduate students
    • Aim to attract the best young physics students from throughout Africa
    • 60 to 70 students are selected from well over 300 applicants
    • The majority of the selected students are citizen of African countries
  • LECTURERS
    • Leading scientists from all over the world including Africa
  • FUNDING
    • 20 or so research institutes, international organizations, government agencies and universities support the school including ICTP and CERN
    • Strong support from the host country is necessary
    • Support from non host African countries is highly desirable in the future
  • AFTER THE SCHOOL
    • Maintain contact with the students and support them in their scientific career development, seeking and pursuing higher education and research opportunities
  • IMPACT
    • Increase networking among the participants
    • Foster scientific collaboration between the host country and international research institutes
    • Foster collaboration between the host country and other African countries to address common issues in education and research