Sep 15 – 28, 2019
Babeş-Bolyai University
Europe/Bucharest timezone

Welcome to the 42nd CERN School of Computing (CSC 2019)!
The school will take place on September 15-28 in the beautiful city of Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

This year’s School is organized in collaboration with Babeș-Bolyai University (UBB) together with Politehnica University of Bucharest (UPB).

Academic programme

The two-week programme consists of more than 50 hours of lectures and hands-on exercises, covering three main themes: physics computing, software engineering, and data technologies. Students who pass the final optional exam will receive a diploma from CSC, as well as ECTS points from UBB + UPB.

Other activities

However, it's not all study; the social and sport programme is also a vital part of the School. We will have ample opportunities to explore and experience some of Romania's great cultural, historical and natural attractions, and profit from Cluj-Napoca’s location in heart of the Transylvania region.

Important dates

  • mid March - registration opens
  • Friday 10 May (midnight CEST/GMT+2) - deadline for applications
  • Friday 7 June - you will be informed of outcome of selections
  • Friday 5 July - latest date for School fees payment if you are accepted
  • Sunday 15 September (afternoon/evening) - student arrivals at Napoca Hotel, Cluj-Napoca
  • Saturday 28 September (morning) - departure

Who can apply?

The School is aimed at postgraduate (ie. minimum of Bachelor degree or equivalent) engineers and scientists, working at CERN or at other research institutes, with experience in particle physics, in computing or in related fields. We welcome applications from all nationalities, and encourage all qualified persons to apply. Limited financial support may be available.


Babeş-Bolyai University
Faculty of Physical Education and Sport 7 Pandurilor Street, Cluj Napoca, 400376 - Romania