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Training School, March 26-30, 2018, Siófok, Hungary

After the great success of the first two training school events of the e-MINDS project, hereby we announce the 3rd e-MINDS Training School which will be held at the shore of the Lake Balaton in Hungary between 26-30 March 2018. The chief local organizer is László Péter (MC member from Hungary, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences; also the training course coordinator of the COST program).


Traditionally, the training course event includes three education modules. This year, these blocks and their confirmed key lecturers are as follows:

  • Organic and bio-organic functionalization of electrodes
    Nina Dimcheva (Bulagaria), Arunas Ramanavicius (Lithunaia), Robert Sandulescu (Romania)
  • Deposition modes and bath formulation
    Sudipta Roy (UK), Selma Hansal (Austria), Sergey Kuznetsov (Russia), Liana Muresan (Romania), Clotilde Boulanger (France)
  • Numerical simulations in electrochemistry
    Soma Vesztergom (Hungary), Henrik Ekström (Sweden)
Besides the lecture modules, students will also have a special role in the education program of this event. Attendees are expected to submit an abstract for their own short presentation about a topic of their own experience.

For more details see the e-minds Training Course Schedule.


A preliminary booking of a sufficient contingent of hotel rooms for student accommodation has been already made. Further details will be given after the application period.


The venue of the course will be at the

Hotel Sungarden
Batthyány utca 24,
Siófok, Hungary.

The venue can be reached easily with direct trains or buses from Budapest, and the hotel is just a few steps away from the main station. See some pictures of the venue in the training school circular.

Upon Arrival

Travel guide from Budapest to Siófok

Below you can see the schematic map of the public transportation in Budapest:


The timetables of the transportation company can be found at the following link:

On the weekends, the M3 metro line is replaced by a bus service due to a renovation work.
Price for the 100E express bus differs from the regular ticket price. For each segment of your trip, you must validate one ticket.

For a timetable search of the Hungarian railway company, use the following link:

For the direct trains, for the direct bus as well as various train connections from Budapest to Siófok on 25 March (Sunday), refer to the TravelGuide.
If possible, please use the direct connections. Take care of purchasing the appropriate train ticket (e.g., for fast trains, seat reservation may be compulsory etc.)

Taxi service within Budapest:
Use the certified yellow cabs only which operate with a uniform rate.

Taxi or minibus to Siófok:
Ask for the advice of the local organizer. If you cannot fly to Budapest but to Vienna only, remember that a taxi/minibus ride to Siófok costs approximately the same price from either capital cities. Such services are typically provided by Siófok-based small transportation companies.

Past Training Schools:


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