Oct 10 – 16, 2021
Split, Croatia (or online)
Europe/Zagreb timezone

Practical information

Covid-19 information

We hope to be able to organise this school with physical presence, in Split, Croatia - and the rest of the information on this page assumes such a school. However, this obviously depends on the evolution of the pandemic, and on the sanitary restrictions in place. If an in-person school is impossible, we will move to an online format. We are closely monitoring the situation, and will take the decision by the end of August

Date and place

The 9th Thematic CERN School of Computing will be held in Split, Croatia from Sunday 10 October afternoon to Friday 15 October 2021 evening. Students should arrive on Sunday 10 October morning/midday and leave on Saturday 16 October.

The school is organized by CERN in collaboration with the University of Split and will be hosted at the Mediterranean Institute For Life Sciences (MEDILS) Conference Centre. The Centre is a historical renovated building situated in a wooded and landscaped park located on the Adriatic Sea coast, a few kilometres from the centre of Split.

MedILS –Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences
Meštrovićevo šetalište 45
HR – 21000 Split
Republic of Croatia

tel: +385 (0)21 555 600
fax: +385 (0)21 555 605

Applications and selection

Please note we will not open new applications for this school. The participants will be selected among those who have applied for the previous edition of this school.

(If you have not applied for the previous school, and are not on the waiting list, but strongly believe you should take part in this school, please contact us at Computing.School@cern.ch, by Sunday July 25th.)


Participants must have health and accident cover that includes adequate protection (including emergency medical treatment, hospitalisation and repatriation in case of illness or accident), and against disability or death resulting from illnesses and accidents, for the country in which the School takes place. This insurance must also cover cases related to Covid-19 pandemic.

Participants shall hold CERN free and harmless from any cost or expense resulting from the situation where adequate insurance cover is not in place.


How to get there

See http://www.medils.org/contact under the "Where are we" and "How to reach us" tabs for transport links.


Participants should arrive at the MEDILS conference centre for on-site registration during the morning or midday of Sunday 10 October 2021.

Participants are responsible for organising their own travel to and from the School location. The School does not organize travel tickets for participants. The travel cost to and from the school is not included in the school fee. Important: do not book your travel before you get a confirmation from us that the School will indeed take place in person.

Participants are responsible for obtaining a valid visa to enter the country of the School location when this is required. The cost of a visa is not included in the school fee.

Accommodation and Meals


Participants will be housed in the MEDILS conference centre, or in a nearby hotel. Depending on their choice, participants will be accommodated either in single rooms, or in shared (twin) rooms, with private bathrooms. Room allocation for shared rooms is done by the school organisers, with the aim of bringing together participants with different backgrounds and profiles.

Accommodation from October 10 to October 16 is included in the School fee.

Smoking is banned in the entire conference centre.


All meals are included in the School fee. The first meal will be the lunch on Sunday 10 October, and the last meal will be breakfast on Saturday 16 October.

Participants should note that breakfast on Sunday 10 October is not provided, only the lunch and evening meal.

All food onsite at MEDILS is served as a buffet, while the special meals out are at local restaurants.

We will ask you in your application form about any specific dietary requirements you may have, and do our best to accommodate accordingly, given the local catering options available. However we cannot make any guarantees. 


Organizing the school in an environmentally responsible way is one of our goals.

During the school, we will:

  • Serve meals and drinks with washable plates, glasses and utensils; or with recycled and/or biodegradable ones
  • Have vegetarian and vegan dishes available as an alternative to dishes based on meat
  • Limit the amount of printed materials (and in particular, only provide the printed version of the school booklet to those who want to have one)
  • Separate and recycle waste

Please help us:

  • Consider travelling to the school by train or bus, if possible
  • Bring your own reusable water bottle or cup