The Swiss Association of Science Journalism has organized the study trip (March 19 – 21, 2014) for 35 EUSJA members. The journalists have to take care for their travel costs and the organizers will cover the accomodation, meal and transportation during the trip. The programme, description and application form has been sent to EUSJA delegates. All applications must be sent via national associations by January 31 to Olivier Dessibourg, president of Swiss association. See below his invitation.
INVITATION: Science&Technology Study trip to Switzerland
March 19-21, 2014
–> Do you want to attend exclusively to a security and technology field test inside the new Gothard tunnel, a 57 km underground track dug under the Alps that will entirely revolutionise the transport network throughout Europe?
–> Do you want to discover how the animations in the Disney 2D and 3D movies are produced using the latest techniques in modelling informatics, this at the Disney Research Center at the ETHZurich, the only Disney Researche center outside the US?
–> Do you want to learn out to grow and incube organs or blood vessels?
–> Do you want to talk to one of the most efficient supercomputers in Europe?
Then, apply for one of the 35 slots of this study trip, which the Swiss Association of Science Journalists has organised for european active science journalists.
Pratical details: participants must arrive in Zurich airport no later than 5pm on March 19th. Nights on March 19th, and 20th in Zurich will be paid for by the organisers. The official program officially ends up in Lugano on March 21th in the evening. The following night until March 22nd is also paid for by the organisers. Trains leave Lugano on March 22nd between 7 and 9am, allowing participants to be between 10:15am and 12:30 in Zurich Airport, from where they can take their flight back. Details can be arranged later on.
Deadline for applications: 31 January 2014.
The organisation of this study trip has been made possible with the help of:
Swiss National Science Foundation // Presence Suisse // Swiss Academy of Technical Sciences // Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences // ETHZurich // University of Zurich // City and canton of Zurich // Zurich Tourism // Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI) // Bühler // Bombardier Transportation // SBB CFF FFS Swiss Federal Railways // European NanoDiode project // Swiss Association for Science Journalism SASJ”