Department of Built Environment

Emerging Micropollutants Removal from Wastewater

A Hands-on International Summer School
20-24 May, 2019

The Emerging Micropollutants Group from the Department of Built Environment is organizing "A Hands-on International Summer School on Emerging Micropollutants Removal from Wastewater" in Aalto University, Finland.

The aim of the School is to connect motivated students from the field of water treatment and to provide a state-of-the-art practical knowledge on sampling, analysis and elimination of emerging micropollutants (including antibiotics and microplastics) from wastewaters in order to give them a starting point for a quality research.

The five-day course will include 16 hours of theoretical classes and 22 hours of experimental work in the laboratory. Each student will be a part of on-going research project and will be given an opportunity to participate in scientific article writing. A homework with compulsory report, will be provided during the school. All students will have the opportunity to present their own thesis topics, promoting exchange of knowledge and multidisciplinary discussion. In addition, visits to an underground wastewater treatment plant (Viikinmäki), Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) laboratory of microplastics research and cultural activities will be organized for the students.
Water Laboratory

Target participants: PhD candidates and advanced MA Students with high interest to the school related topics

Period: 20-24 May 2019

Venue: Department of Built Environment, Water and Environmental Engineering, Aalto University, Otaniemi Campus, Espoo, Finland

Credits: 2.5 ECTS 

Important dates

Application period  will open on 15th of February, 2019

Applications should be sent by 15th of March, 2019

Course participants will be notified by 24th of March, 2019


Applicants should submit the following documents as a single pdf file:

  • Curriculum Vitae (max 3 pages)
  • motivation letter (max 1 page)
  • short abstract of a proposed thesis topic presentation (max 250 words)

Applicants are selected on the basis of their motivation and research topic relevance.

Applications should be sent to the following address: [email protected]

Participation expenses

There is NO registration fee for the Summer School.

Participants are responsible for their travel and accommodation costs, including health insurance and main daily meals. The organizers will provide suggestions for convenient student accommodations.

Contact organizers

Dr. Antonina Kruglova

e-mail: [email protected]



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