European Crystallography School

The ECA regularly provides financial support to schools within the ECA region, including Europe, as well as Africa and the Middle-East (typically in recent years 7000 Euros per annum overall as student bursaries). While still being committed to give regular support to these local initiatives, ECA intends to promote a high level European school for continuous education in crystallography that will become a regular event to be hosted each time in a different country. It will be planned to cover each time different aspects of crystallography, basic or advanced, also depending on the justifications presented by the organizer of the school. A European School will have the advantage of rationalizing the presentation of closely related subjects in different nations while at the same time optimizing the turn over of subjects. It will also be able to exploit a truly international board of renowned teachers, thus helping aggregate future scientists, and serving as a seed for new European scientific networks. A further important issue is that the organization of a school at the European level will allow funding from European initiatives, such as the Erasmus Intensive Program. In this way, students or young scientists coming from countries where crystallography is less developed will find excellent opportunities for their advanced education and for starting new contacts and collaborations.

Next ECS

See you in Budapest, Hungary (2020)

We are pleased to invite you to attend the 6th European Crystallographic School to be held in Budapest, Hungary, 5-11 July 2020, under the auspices of the European Crystallographic Association. The aim of the school is to give attendees a fundamental understanding of the principles underpinning crystallography through a combination of lectures and hands-on tutorials. We will begin by covering the basic principles of point groups, space groups, crystallisation, data collection, and structure refinement from a theoretical perspective. Thereafter, attendees will separate into two groups to apply this knowledge to either biological crystallography or materials science.

The website is under construction.

Future ECSs



Past ECMs

ECS-1: Pavia (Italy): 28th August – 6th September, 2015 ECS-2: Mieres (Asturias, Spain), 31st August – 5th September 2015
ECS-3: Bol (Croatia) September 25 – October 2, 2016  ECS-4 Warsaw (Poland) 2 – 7 July 2017.