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Trieste Next - Festival of Scientific Research

03.lipnja 2024.
Poziv za prijave za stipendiju međunarodne akademije Trieste Next, intenzivan program koji odabranim studentima omogućuje sudjelovanje na festivalu Trieste Next koji će se održati u Trstu od petka 27. do nedjelje 29. rujna 2024.
Među tematskim cjelinama ovogodišnjeg programa nalazi se i ona posvećena Biotehnologijama, a ostale tematske cjeline vezane su uz područja umjetne inteligencije i robotike te medicinskih znanosti. Studenti mogu izabrati jedan tematski dio koji uključuje specijalizirana predavanja i seminare, kao i posjet značajnim istraživačkim centrima u Trstu.
Uz specijalizirane seminare, odabrani studenti također će imati pristup razgovorima s domaćim i međunarodnim gostima, koji će biti objavljeni u narednim tjednima na službenoj stranici događaja
Ove godine doktorandi će imati priliku predstaviti svoj istraživački projekt tijekom posterske sekcije na temu biotehnologija, nakon odabira našeg povjerenstva.
Sljedeći rok za slanje prijava je nedjelja, 23. lipnja 2024. Ostali rokovi će uslijediti ovisno o raspoloživosti mjesta (7. srpnja, 21. srpnja, 4. kolovoza, 18. kolovoza, 1. rujna, 15. rujna)

Trieste Next - Festival of Scientific Research
13th Edition - "The Horizons of Intelligence. Knowledge and the Human-Technology Frontier"

International Academy Fellowships - Biotechnogies
Trieste (Northeastern Italy) - 27-29 September 2024

Dear students,

We are pleased to inform you that applications are now open for the Trieste Next International Academy fellowships, a 3-day intensive program that will take place in Trieste on September 27-29, 2024, on the occasion of the 2024 Edition of the Festival of Scientific Research, promoted by the Municipality of Trieste, the University of Trieste, ItalyPost, Gruppo NEM Nord-Est Multimedia / Il Piccolo, Area Science Park, OGS, Sissa.

The Academy Program is specifically designed for BA, MA and PhD students and offers the possibility to attend the 13th Edition of Trieste Next, thus granting access to:

over 60 talks, conferences, workshops with renowned scientists, researchers and professionals
guided tours and visits to renowned science research centres based in the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region
full board accommodation with bus transfers throughout the duration of the event
PhD students will have the opportunity to apply to discuss their research project during a dedicated poster session. Selected academy participants must submit their proposal, which will be evaluated by our committee.

The Trieste Next International Academy is open to international English-speaking students and will take place from September 27 (Friday) to September 29 (Sunday). All activities will be held in English.

Italian-speaking students may apply for the Trieste Next Academy, a different program which will be taking place on September 27-29: click here to discover the set of activities and apply.

Next deadline to submit your application: 23 June 2024 Other deadlines will follow subject to availability of places (7 July, 21st July, 4 August, 18 August, 1st September, 15 September)

Click here to apply

Fellowships for the Trieste Next International Academy

We are currently working on the calendar of events for the 2024 Edition of Trieste Next. The official program will be available online on this website.


Since its first edition in 2012, Trieste Next has aimed at addressing key issues of the scientific and cultural debate: from food resources to water management, from energy to sustainability. The 2024 Edition will offer the chance to outline the scientific agenda for the coming years and propose far-reaching reflections on the new frontiers of research and innovation with a focus on sustainability. Trieste Next will thus be an opportunity to promote a fruitful dialogue between STEM disciplines, humanities and social sciences, with a calendar of over 100 events and the participation of over 300 speakers.


Selected students for the Trieste Next International Academy will have unlimited access to three special sessions on robotics/artificial intelligence, medical sciences and biotechnologies. Each session will kick off with a guided visit to a research centre of international renown and will be followed by a program of 5-6 seminars over the course of 3 days.


Various distinguished speakers joined us at Trieste Next in the past few years, Edvard Moser, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine; Aaron Ciechanover, Nobel Laureate for Chemistry; Helga Nowotny, professor emerita of Science and Technology Studies Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, former chairwoman European Research Council; Chris Smith, clinical lecturer in Virology University of Cambridge; Mike Myers, protein networks ICGEB-International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology; Slavik Tabakov, president emeritus IUPESM-International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine; Uday Kishore, senior lecturer in Immunobiology and Medical Microbiology Brunel University London; Roger Beachy, professor emeritus in Biology Washington University, former Executive director World Food Center University of California; Thierry Pedrazzini, director of Experimental Cardiology Unit University Hospital in Lausanne; Dominick Salvatore, distinguished professor of Economics Fordham University.


As in previous editions, for the entire duration of the Festival Piazza Unità d’Italia (the main square in Trieste), will host the "Trieste City of Knowledge" village, space dedicated to scientific dissemination with seminars, presentations and workshops. Visitors will thus be able to join over 150 activities and open-air labs curated by the whole network of science centres based in Trieste. The City of Knowledge is curated by the University of Trieste and the entities of the "Trieste City of Knowledge" protocol, as well as national and international research bodies, including ESA-European Space Agency, AIRC Foundation for Cancer Research, Theleton Foundation, ICGEB- International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnologies, INAF-Astronomical Observatory of Padua, INFN - National Institute of Nuclear Physics, OGS - National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics, ICTP - Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, IRCCS - Scientific Hospitalization and Treatment Institutes, ANVOLT - Associazione Nazionale Volontari Lotta Contro i Tumori, ACGS - Association for Clinical Genomic Science, Civil Protection.


We are glad to announce that the Trieste Next International Academy will include three poster sessions, one for each thematic section, dedicated to PhD students willing to present their personal research work.

Selected Academy participants, interested in presenting their research during the festival, must submit a summary of the proposal and motivation letter via mail at The application will be evaluated by our committee based on the innovative contribution of the research work and the potential for creating interesting discussions among students.

Benefits for selected students

Since 2012, more than 10,000 BA, MA and PhD students have attended our Academy Program. Through our initiative, we offer the unique opportunity to meet and discuss with internationally-renowned scientists and professionals, as well as to join a network of international students sharing similar educational and professional backgrounds.

Our fellowship program grants:
  • access to special thematic sessions with selected speakers (robotics/artificial intelligence, biotechnologies, medical sciences) and reserved seats to all events 
  • full board accommodation in 3-4 bed rooms for the entire duration of the stay (from Friday 27 to Sunday 29 September); single or double-room accommodation is available at an additional cost.
  • bus transfers (if required to reach the hotel/event venue)
  • Our fellowship program covers 50% of the participation fees. Upon selection of the application, in order to confirm participation to the Academy Program, selected students are required to pay a participation fee of 240 Euro.
  • The Academy Program does not cover travel expenses to/from the city of residence.

How to apply

Prospective students may apply to our fellowship program by clicking here.

Deadline to apply: 23 June 2024 Other deadlines will follow subject to availability of places (7 July, 21st July, 4 August, 18 August, 1st September, 15 September)

In order to successfully complete the Academy Program and obtain the final certificate, selected students are required to attend the program of events and actively contribute to the activities defined by the organizing committee of Trieste Next.

Applications will be selected on a weekly basis following criteria such as resume, course of study/research project, motivation letter.

Our team will provide selected students with all information regarding calendar of activities, accommodation, meals, as well as details to pay participation fees.

Click here to apply

Italian-speaking students may apply for the Trieste Next Academy, a different program which will be taking place on September 27-29: click here to discover the set of activities and apply.

Frequently Asked Questions

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