2020 Programme

The Summer Sourses of the UPV / EHU present their XXXIX edition with the intention to throw light on the situation that we live.

A special edition, characterized by new content and online formats adapted to the situation caused by the pandemic.

The UPV/EHU Summer Courses Foundation has planned different scenarios for this edition where the necessary measures have been taken to guarantee access to its contents: on one hand, new course formats have been created and the virtual platform has been improved to connect from anywhere; on the other hand, all the necessary health and safety measures have been provided to guarantee that, as soon as the situation allows, the courses can be held face-to-face.


Programs can suffer modifications. It is recommended to consult the web page where the information is continuously updated.

Activities are classified by:

Courses according to its methodology:

Online Courses:

The online Courses programme starts from the face-to-face Summer Courses adapted to the online methodology in order to make the contents of the face-to-face Summer Courses available to a wider audience.

This offer is complemented by courses developed with our main collaborators.

Online courses are developed throughout the year and are designed with a friendly methodology.

The offer is continuously being updated. It can be accessed through the main web search engine of www.uik.eus or by clicking on

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Live online Courses:

Due to the health alarm situation the Summer Courses offer the possibility to follow their contents through a virtual classroom. 

1. Teachers and students are online in the Zoom videoconference room that we have added to our platform, where the course is held.

2. The course is held face-to-face and students can participate online through Zoom. 

As the programs for these courses are closed, they will be published on the website


Courses face-to-face:

Those are the traditional Summer Courses format.

The Summer Courses Foundation has adopted the necessary hygienic measures so that these can be held in complete safety. COVID-19 

Some of these courses may be followed online. This information is indicated in the description of each activity.

The offer of face-to-face activities can be located on the website, using the web search engines, by clicking on the following button.


Presential activities are divided in:

The programme is composed of Courses, Workshops, Professional Seminars, Schools, Conferences, Open Activities and Online Courses, included in different cycles. These are listed below:

  • Courses:

Courses have traditionally represented the core programme, constituting training aimed at deepening and /or broadening knowledge.

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  • Workshops:

The purpose of the workshops is the acquisition of practical skills and tacit knowledge. Particular attention is paid to learning of issues related to creativity, improvement and technical instruments.

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  • Schools:

The Summer Schools represent a line of specialised training activities with a medium-term focus on permanence, dealing with certain aspects of the subject chosen each year. They are organised with the collaboration of a Social Agent (Company, Foundation, Association, etc), a scientific-academic agent with the purpose of achieving benchmark training programmes, characterised by their quality and with the aim of fostering loyalty of attendees in successive years.

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  • Professional seminars:

The Professional seminars are designed to examine specific subjects related to the professional sectors. They are organised in collaboration with Professional Associations, Companies, Professional Bodies and other institutions.

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  • Congresses:

Our Congresses, forums and specialised meetings aim to develop and present research, theories, experiences and "Know-how". They are organised in collaboration with Professional or Scientific Associations.

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  • Open activities:

Our Summer Courses are complemented with a series of activities open to the general public, linked to certain classroom-based activities. They are free of charge.

Per Cycle

The scheduled activities are grouped into cycles:

Subject cycles:

Transversal cycles:

  • Courses for everyone

These are designed for the general public, dealing with a broad range of subjects. There is a reduced enrollment fee upon submission of the culture card (DK) or library membership or culture house card of the CAPV, as appropriate for the courses.

  • CAPV Education Professionals

Certain Courses that may be of interest in training and upskilling for teaching professionals have been selected from the programme.

This cycle is designed in collaboration with the Department of Education of the Basque Country. All the courses have been certified in order to ensure that teachers participating in the same obtain the proper certification.

The Summer Courses offer primary, secondary and baccalaureate teachers of the CAPV a reduced enrollment fee for prestential courses making up the programme.

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  • Government of Navarre Education Professionals

The Summer Courses offer primary, secondary and baccalaureate teachers of Navarre. All the courses have been certified in order to ensure that teachers participating in the same obtain the proper certification.

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  • "Health, a commitment with people"

Certain Courses will be selected from this year's programme to create the offer for the public health professionals. This cycle is made in collaboration with the Department of health of the Basque Government. It offers a discount on tuition and is specifically aimed at training and updating of health professionals public in the Basque Country.

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