Welcome to the 4th Joint Summer School in Information Science (JoSSIS)

Created by the University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons (FHGR) in Switzerland, the University of Zadar (UNIZD) in Croatia, and the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland in Austria, JoSSIS offers exciting educational, research and networking opportunities for all students. Whether you’re interested in information science or want to expand your knowledge, JoSSIS has something for you.

Our courses are designed to challenge and inspire you in a fun and open-minded learning environment. Plus, you’ll have the chance to network and participate in fun sports activities with other students. And did we mention that it all takes place in beautiful Zadar, Croatia, one of the most stunning cities on the Adriatic coast?

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience! Join us in Zadar from August 26th to September 6th, 2024.

Best of all, JoSSIS courses are free to participants from our three partnering institutions! You’ll be responsible for personal costs like travel, accommodation, and food, but with everything we have to offer, it’s worth it.

JoSSIS 2024 courses and lecturers

Course 01: AI Chatbots

In this course, you will learn the basics of chatbots and how they work with artificial intelligence. You will understand how chatbots can have and understand human-like conversations and how they are used in different industries.

Course 02: Web based Game Design

How to create a game for a web browser? A large number of game development platforms are available. One of them is Unity, with which games can be created for various media platforms, such as smartphone, computer, web browser, and more. In this course, a web game is designed and created using Unity. No programming skills are necessary, since there are various plug-ins such as Bolt, allowing to implement solutions visually. Therefore, it will be possible for all participants to implement a prototype or ideas.

Course 03: Bootcamp Design Thinking for Humanity

In this Bootcamp, learn from bestselling author and design thinking thought leader Michael Lewrick how to design the future using Design Thinking, exponential technologies, data analytics, and systems thinking.