About “West University of Timisoara Summer School” – 4th Edition

We are glad to announce the 4th Edition of the “West University of Timisoara Summer School” Last year, in 2021, we decided to organize the WUT Summer School in an online format due to the regulations implemented in order to avoid the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) after a successful 1st edition in the vibrant city of Timisoara held in 2019. In spite of the fact that the 2nd and 3rd Edition of the “West University of Timisoara Summer School” took place in a virtual format, the events were a great success. We had the pleasure to encounter participants coming from 23 countries located in various countries and continents. The diversity of nationalities, cultures and languages made the event a fruitful international experience for all. Additionally, the variety and content of the course offer, as well as other activities and workshops, supported the development of soft and hard skills for all participants, in niche subject areas that sparked interest for so many.

This year, the 4th Edition of the “West University of Timisoara Summer School” will take place in a physical format. The period in which our event will be taking place is August 1st – August 12th, 2022. Our Summer School seeks to be an inter and multi-disciplinary one. On top of everything, all students are welcome - national or international, Bachelor or Master level, for the 70 places available. Each participant can focus on his/her area of interest and add value to their personal and professional development by participating in this event.

If you’re looking for the best way to spend your last days of summer and you still don’t believe that not all classes have four walls, you’ve come to the right place!
- Two weeks of unique, interesting courses in various subject areas;
- Course materials;
- Workshops on a variety of topics, perfect for improving personal skills, such as: Public Speaking, Introduction to Romanian Language, or workshops;
- A plethora of fun extracurricular activities to get to know the city and its surroundings better virtually (yes, that’s possible!).

The courses we are offering this year are the following:

Dumitru VULCANOV, dumitru.vulcanov@e-uvt.ro

Starting from the idea that scientific and religious knowledge also involves establishing the place and role of humanity in the universe, modern science (physics) has established a series of coordinates that comprise the scientific knowledge and description of the dynamics of the universe from its birth to its present form, using mathematical and experimental means. This is the role we expect this course to have, without formulas, without mathematical calculations or sophisticated explanations from physics, but with an illustrative description of the main concepts and ideas of modern astrophysics and cosmology. In addition, we will give special attention to people and their history that have developed this field, which is the greatest adventure of the human mind of modern times.
Sorin CIUTACU, sorin.ciutacu@e-uvt.ro

Topics: The thing and the sign topic, Semiotics and Plato's philosophy, What is etymology? Methods and principles of etymology, Borrowed words. A cultural history, Semantics and change of meaning, The origin of earliest words and ancient roots, Sound and symbolism and folk etymology, Words' histories illustrated, a cultural history.
Cristian CIRA, cristian.cira@e-uvt.ro

The course aims to introduce Blockchain technology with a focus on Bitcoin and Ethereum protocols that have the ability to revolutionize financial systems, distribution network management, voting mechanisms, digital identity and much more. Graduates of this course will have a clear understanding of how this technology allows the implementation of decentralized, open, censorship-resistant, borderless networks.
ALEXANDRU DUTA, ALEXANDRU.DUTA@E-UVT.RO

An intro to online streaming. Whatever your platform of choice (Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, Google Meet), learn to get the most out of your content. Get the basics on camera selection, lighting, streaming software and everything else in between.
Iulia TOMA, iulia.toma@e-uvt.ro

Playing the piano has been shown to be a great choice for those who seek fun, joy and creative expression. The course „Piano is for everyone” is providing a relaxed, creative and encouraging piano lesson experience for beginners. Piano playing will offer different physiological and physical advantages to the participants. So, lessons will be tailored to the interests and level of the participants. The course is designed for 8 students. Every student will have 30 minutes of mixed class (theoretical and practical principles of piano playing) or piano lessons / per day. At the end of the course, the students will be able to play at least 1 song.
Gabriel ARNĂUTU, gabriel.arnautu@e-uvt.ro

Physical activities that can increase the individuals abilities to work in teams and developing communication, social and intercultural skills.
Diana ANDREESCU, diana.andreescu@e-uvt.ro

In this course you will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the complete history of design, with its separation from art, as well as with the directions in industrial and graphic design. In addition, you will be introduced to areas such as interior design, architecture, and their impact on modern trends in design and art. The Design History course is designed so that it can be attended by anyone, regardless of your prior knowledge when you begin this course.
Liliana DONATH, liliana.donath@e-uvt.ro

The topic is of utmost importance in the context of changing paradigms toward the green economy. The subject is built following three tiers: investments in the capital market, sustainable banking and greening the government budget. The topic is approached using games and case studies.
Melinda DINCA, melinda.dinca@e-uvt.ro

Students will learn about the social and cultural context and the everyday life of the Timisoara’s inhabitants. Together with the teacher, the students will be involved in fieldwork activities and onsite visits, will use social research visual methods and instruments (participatory observation, transect walks and social mapping), and will reflect on the various urban development scenarios for Timisoara.
Through this experiential learning setting (learning by doing), students will practice and develop transversal competencies with the potential to increase their employability: social skills, teamwork in transnational learning groups, communication and collaboration skills, cultural understanding of the multi-, inter- and trans- cultural urban environment, and community needs oriented.
Mihai PUTZ, mihai.putz@e-uvt.ro

Part 1: Quantum Assessment for Atomic Stability: the alternative (to Heisenberg- Schrödinger) quantum mechanical description of total energy given by path integrals specialised to Feynman-Kleinert formalism, while recovering the Bohr quantification of Hydrogen(ic) atom(ic) prototype, is presented, yet within a more general framework in which the stability issue is solved by existing quantum fluctuation, here explicitly by periodic paths and Matsubara frequencies; both ground and exited states are treated in quantum statistical perspective.
Part 2: Quantum Nature of The Chemical Bond: Valence, Orbitals and Bondons: The classical quantum methods in characterising chemical bonding. Then, the “missing link” in characterising chemical bonding field by its associated quantum particle, the bondon, is revealed by employing the combined Bohmian quantum formalism within the Schrödinger quantum picture of electron motions so resulting in specific bondonic-mass, -velocity, -charge, and -life-time; the mass-velocity- charge-time quaternionic properties of bondons’ particles are finally used in discussing various types of chemical bond towards assessing their covalent, multiple bonding, metallic and ionic features.
Patrick CHIROIU, patrick.chiroiu@e-uvt.ro

The proposed course covers the basic concepts in climatology aiming to a better understanding of recent climate change. In the first part, generic factors of Earth`s climate will be discussed, such as athmosphere and ocean properties, solar radiation, precipitation, influence of latitude and elevation, ending with a brief description of the main climate zones. Secondly, basic concepts of paleoclimatology will create the context for approaching the climate change discussion. In this section, several paleoclimatological methods will be detailed, such as tree-rings and stable isotope analyses. Finally, present global warming and climate change will be explained in terms of evidence, causes, effects and solutions.

Registration

Register
Here you will find the link with the registration form. The application fee is 50 EURO and you will have to pay this amount should you be accepted. In this case, you will receive an e- mail containing the details of the bank account where you will have to deposit the registration fee.

*It is necessary to send the copy of the receipt (or a copy of the document proving the payment) at the e-mail address: international@e-uvt.ro

Accommodation


During the entire period of your staying in Timișoara, you will receive free accommodation in one of the University’s dormitories, in the Students’ Complex (Complexul Studențesc), which is a 10-minutes-walk from the West University of Timisoara (X marks the interest spots of your staying and studying place).



As you can see, it is also at a short distance from the Historical City Centre, and various museums of different interest areas.