Upcoming Summer School

Due to the Corona crises, the upcoming Summer School of 2020 will be postponed to summer 2021. Flyer

However, we are very happy that we can stick to the program as planned.

After six successful and inspiring summer schools in 2014-2019, we are glad to organize our seventh summer school with the theme: ‘Working Memory: Contemporary Perspectives’.

We have invited three internationally recognized experts in the field of Working Memory to be our keynote speakers.

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

Prof. Dr. Priti Shah, University of Michigan, USA
Topic: How to play 20 questions with nature and lose: Reflections on 100 years of brain-training research

Prof. Dr. Randall Engle, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Topic: Differences in ability to control attention are at the core of much complex cognition

Prof. Dr. Christopher R. Jarrold, University of Bristol, UK
Topic: What can we learn about working memory from the study of typical and atypical development?

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 Doctotal Program 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.

Registration will open in fall 2020. For further information please contact Jennifer Sprenger by email

Dates: Sunday June 20, 10 a.m. – Thursday June 24, 2021, 4.p.m.

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

Organization and Contact Information

This summer school is organized by the Doctoral Program for Cognition, Learning, and Memory.

Prof. Dr. Claudia Roebers (chair)
Prof. Dr. Stefan Troche (chair)
Dr. Lea Waldis (coordinator)

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

Travel Grants to attend the Summer School 2021

We are pleased to announce that we can give out travel grants to international PhD students who are attending the Summer School 2021 "Working Memory: Contemporary Perspectives" of the Doctoral Program 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.