Upcoming Summer School

Summer School 2019

We are very glad to announce that the Swiss Graduate School for Cognition, Learning, and Memory is organizing a Summer School from Monday June 17 – Thursday June 20, 2019. This Summer School is jointly financed by the University of Bern and the Jacobs Foundation Zurich. Here you find the flyer with details about this Summer School.

After five successful and inspiring summer schools in 2014-2018, we are now happy to organize our sixth summer school. The theme of this Summer School is: ‘Dealing with Uncertainty: Decision-Making and Memory Processes’.

We have invited four internationally recognized experts in the field of Cognition, Learning, Memory, and Metacognition to be our keynote speakers. They will present their research on decision-making and memory processes. 

Our keynote speakers (and the topics of their talks) are:

Prof. Dr. Simona Ghetti, University of California, Davis, USA
Topic: Emergence and Development of Uncertainty monitoring

Prof. Dr. Christopher Hertzog, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA 
Topic: Metacognitive monitoring in older adults

Prof. Dr. Benedetto de Martino, University College, London, UK 
Topic: Value, uncertainty, and the control of behaviour

Prof. Dr. Céline Souchay, Université Grenoble Alpes, France 
Topic: Metacognition in clinical populations

PhD students who do research in the field of Psychology, Medicine, Cognitive Sciences and Education (and related fields) are invited to apply. Participation in this Summer School requires active participation in scientific discussions, peer-review sessions, PhD presentations, and networking activities. For successful completion of the Summer School, participants receive 3 ECTS. 

The registration fee is CHF 820 and includes accommodation and meals. Of this fee, CHF 720 is waived for full members of the Swiss Graduate School for Cognition, Learning, and Memory. We also do have travel grants for international PhD students (covering travel costs and the Summer School costs), please see the information below.

Register before March 31, 2019 by filling out this registration form. You can then send the registration form to Jennifer Sprenger by email

Dates: Monday June 17, 10 a.m. – Thursday June 20, 2019, 4 p.m.

Venue: Seminar-Hotel Rigi
Seestrasse 55/57
6353 Weggis, Switzerland

Organization and Contact Information


This summer school is organized by the Swiss Graduate School for Cognition, Learning, and Memory.

Prof. Dr. Claudia Roebers (chair)
Dr. Mariëtte van Loon (coordinator)

For information and questions about registration, contact Jennifer Sprenger by email.

Travel Grants to attend the Summer School 2019


We are pleased to announce that, with support from the Jacobs Foundation, we can give out travel grants to international PhD students who are attending the Summer School 2019 ‘Dealing with Uncertainty: Decision-Making and Memory Processes’of the Swiss Graduate School for Cognition, Learning, and Memory. This travel grant will cover parts of the travel costs to and from Weggis, Switzerland (max. 1000 CHF), all inclusive accommodation in Seminar Hotel Rigi, and participation in the Summer School course program.

Applications are invited from PhD students who do research related to the Summer School topic in the field of Psychology, Medicine, Cognitive Sciences, and Education (and other related fields). To apply for the international travel grant, please send us:

  • A letter of motivation (including a brief summary of research interests and a description of how attending the Summer School would impact your research)
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • The registration form 

The application deadline is March 31, 2019. You will then receive information about your application in the second week of April, 2019. Travel grant applications can be sent by email to Jennifer Sprenger.