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French-Italian-Swiss Workshop

20, 21, 22 September 2017

Technopole d’Archamps (St-Julien-en-Genevois)


Workshop organised by the University of Lyon

In collaboration with:

University of Turin, Politecnico di Torino, CUSO

Exposure Science Film Hackathon

Un événement, un cours, une expérience unique!
An event, a course, a unique experience!

Par petits groupes formés pour l'occasion, apprenez et réalisez en trois jours un court-métrage sur un sujet scientifique (toutes disciplines!).
With a specially built small team, learn how to make your own short film about the research subject of your choice (all disciplines!).

Du 30 novembre au 2 décembre 2018/ 30th November-2nd December 2018

Amphipôle building, Université de Lausanne,

Pour en savoir plus et vous inscrire (avant le 26 octobre)
Learn more and apply (deadline: 26th October):

Course description:
Exposure Science Film Hackathon is a course developed to make scientists better communicators using the medium of film. Participants will explore the use of narrative and film to make complex scientific ideas accessible to the public. Over the three days, teams of four, made up of scientists and artists, will choose a subject, write a story and create a short film. They are supported in this process by seminars that will educate and inspire. A few days after the films will be shown to the public in an evening of science cinema! During this event the participants have the opportunity to engage with the public who will vote for their favourite film and prizes will be awarded to the winning films.

The course is free but due to limited places participation is assessed on answers in the application (so take your time!). All food is provided over the intense three days and attendance at all three days is essential. More information including the dates for upcoming events can be found on the Exposure Science Film Hackthon website.

Application deadline: 26th October


Cet événement ne fait pas partie des programmes CUSO, mais est soutenu et sponsorisé par la CUSO.
This event is not part of CUSO programs, but it is supported and sponsored by CUSO

Intended Audience

This cross-border and trans-disciplinary workshop is intended for doctoral candidates in the participating university institutions who have already completed one year of their doctorate. 

The workshop will take place in French and in English, following the choices of the participants.

A certificate of attendance will be provided by the CUSO transversal programme to participants from its member institutions. Any eventual validation of participation for credits will be at the decision of the institution and/or faculty to which the participant is attached.


Participation in this workshop is entirely free for doctoral candidates.

Hotel and meals on site will be provided. Transportation costs (CFF, 1/2 fare, 2nd class) from the town of the participant's home university will be reimbursed by the CUSO.

Five places are available for doctoral candidates registered in a member or partner institution of the CUSO. In case of heavy demand, priority will be given to members of the CUSO doctoral programmes.

Applicants must commit to the three days of activities: from arrival in Archamps at around 12 noon on Wednesday 20th September, two night's stay in the Best Western Hotel at the Technopole in a shared, twin room, and until departure at around 1.30 p.m. on Friday 22nd September.

The Technopole Archamps is located approximately one hour by public transport from Geneva railway station.


Attention: due to the particular setting and organisation of this workshop, and to the very limited number of places, the application procedure is not the same as usual: you are requested to send an email to competences(at)cuso(dot)ch, stating «Archamps Workshop 2017» as object. Write a short text (~ 10 lines) explaining your motivations for attending. Please enclose a short (one page) resume (CV)

Deadline for application is 14th August 2017, 8h00.

We will confirm your registration after one week.


Monday 14th August, 8 am: deadline for the receipt of applications (no exceptions)

Monday 21st August: results of the selection sent to applicants by email

Monday 28th (latest): definitive confirmation of applicants' participation, including a one-page CV for transmission to employers at the Technopole (details will be provided to participants)


Further information

If you have read the programme and application form but still have further questions, please contact : competences(at)cuso(dot)ch


Financial support for the workshop is provided by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region
and the Avenir-Lyon-Saint-Etienne Programme (PALSE)


The reimbursement of public transport costs is provided by the CUSO