What’s special about #S4SSS?


  • S4SSS believes in the added value of enhanced peer-to-peer collaboration for supporting your PhD project
  • S4SSS focuses exclusively on mountain research, while bringing together colleagues with scientific background in a wide range of disciplines
  • S4SSS takes place in a pure mountain environment stimulating exchange about processes taking place right out of the (University Center’s) window.


  • Discuss your research in flexible session and workshop formats with your peers
  • Discover the Ötztal valley as an outdoor laboratory for various kinds mountain research (mountain atmosphere, biosphere, cryosphere, natural hazards, tourism etc.)
  • Exchange with international experts in mountain research at day 6 of the summer school and at #IMC