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General Information

The ESERA Summer School 2023 will be hosted by the Institute for Science Education of the RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau.


The conference lasts five full days and includes, aside from the scientific framework, overnight stays from Sunday, July 2nd till Saturday July 8th at Herz-Jesu-Kloster, Neustadt an der Weinstraße.


Dates – Monday, July 3rd – Saturday, July 8th (2023)


Attendance – 49 PhD students and 20 staff members


Participation Fee for students – 400€ (without travel expenses)


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All participants (PhD students and staff members) need to apply and will be selected by end of March 2023 (see below for deadlines and procedures).


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The local organising committee:

The local organising committee consists of Prof. Dr. Alexander Kauertz, Prof. Dr. Sandra Nitz, Dr. Eva Cauet & Yannik Ott, assisted by Maria Hilsendegen-Wüst (administration) and Anja Stahl (website).

Please address any questions regarding the Summer School to the local organising committee at summerschool at


We invite PhD students working in the field of science education to submit their applications and conference contributions for the Summer School by February 10th, 2023. A maximum of 49 PhD students will be selected as participants based on a peer review process of the submitted contributions. The review team will adopt a decision based on the quality and relevance of the presented research; while taking the diversity of research areas and interests into consideration. Participants are expected to be(come) members of ESERA if they are selected for attending at the Summer School. You can get more information about the ESERA membership here.
We also invite ESERA faculty members who want to participate at the Summer School as mentors, keynote speakers, workshop leaders and/or poster reviewers to submit their applications by January 31st, 2023: see the staff application section below. A maximum of 14 faculty members will be selected, based on their envisioned role during the Summer School.

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The Herz-Jesu-Kloster (monastery) is located above the town of Neustadt an der Weinstraße, a center of German viticulture. It is surrounded by a picturesque green countryside and provides a beautiful view on the Palatinate Forest. The Hambacher Schloss (Hambach Castle) is a monumental building of great historical importance for the democratic evolution in Germany.

Hostel – The students will be accommodated in 1-2 bedded rooms. All rooms have a private or a shared bathroom. Additional overnight stays before and/or after the Summer School are possible at an additional charge.

Staff members will be hosted in single rooms with private bathrooms.

The hostel has a large dining room which can also be used for social gatherings.
Furthermore, the nearby restaurant Pfalzkeller and the 24-hour cafeteria (selfservice) can be used for any kind of social activities, such as celebrating or playing board games.

Arrival – The hostel is within walking distance (approx. 25 minutes) from the main train station of Neustadt an der Weinstraßes.

See Travel Information for more details (check this link after April 1st, 2023).

Local Organising Committee

Prof. Dr. Alexander Kauertz is professor for physics education at the Institute of Science Education. He has attended ESERA Summer Schools as a staff member for more than ten years.

Prof. Dr. Sandra Nitz is professor for biology education and the head of the Institute for Science Education.

Dr. Eva Cauet is postdoctoral researcher for physics education and coordinator of the Institute of Science Education.

Yannik Ott is PhD student at the Institute of Science Education in physics education research.

Maria Hilsendegen-Wüst is a secretary at the Institute of Science Education.

Anja Stahl is a non-scientific employee at the Institute of Science Education.

Please address any questions regarding the Summer School to the local organising committee at summerschool at

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