Activities and Opportunities

Regular interaction with industrial and cutting-edge research activities will constitute a crucial component of this 2-year European Master in HPC. In this respect, student internships, challenges and the Summer School are an essential cornerstone of the master.

In accordance with the Bologna Process, the EUMaster4HPC programme consists in 120 ECTS credits. It fully integrates the knowledge-based triptych education / research / innovation concept from a teaching and professional training perspective.

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Summer School

The summer school stands as a pivotal event within the programme, offering a crucial opportunity for networking and fostering connections among EUMaster4HPC students across various awarding universities. Additionally, it brings together selected students from related Master’s programmes of partner universities, esteemed professors, and stakeholders from supercomputing centres and companies. This collaborative environment facilitates knowledge exchange, promotes interdisciplinary learning, and lays the groundwork for future collaborations and professional endeavours.


During the second year of the programme, students have the invaluable opportunity to undertake internships at various esteemed organisations, including companies, industries, research institutions and supercomputing centres. Spanning from 3 to 6 months in duration, these internships serve as a vital component of the curriculum, enabling students to apply their theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios, gain hands-on experience and develop practical skills. Through these immersive experiences, students will deepen their understanding of their chosen field and enhance their readiness for professional endeavours upon completion of the programme.

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Students will engage in up to two challenge competitions designed to tackle industrial and research challenges in the field of High-Performance Computing. These challenges, facilitated by leading supercomputing centres and conducted virtually, serve as a stepping stone for international competitions. Furthermore, they present opportunities for collaboration with industry partners, enriching the learning experience with real-world application and industry insights.


Workshops will be conducted at participant universities to foster a sense of community among students and provide a platform for presenting industrial and research needs in the fields of High-Performance Computing and High-Performance Data Analytics . Each student will have the chance to engage in a minimum of three workshops, scheduled during the middle of semesters 1, 2, and 3. These workshops serve as valuable forums for collaboration, knowledge sharing and networking, enhancing the overall educational experience and preparing students for the challenges ahead in their academic and professional journeys.

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