The 2013 International Summer School for Students takes place in the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, a major industrial and cultural center in the north-west of Germany with a history of 1,200 years. It is famous for its Bremen Town Musicians, its town hall, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, and its maritime traditions which are most visible in the Vegesack neighborhood close to the Jacobs University campus.
Jacobs University, the host institution of the 2013 Summer School, is an independent private university founded in 1999. The language on campus is English. Jacobs University is committed to excellence in teaching and research, interdisciplinarity, and an international faculty and student body.
With undergraduate programs in Mathematics as well as Applied and Computational Mathematics (ACM), and an integrated Masters/Doctoral degree program, Mathematics is a strong pillar of academic life at Jacobs. In 2009, the Jacobs campus was home to the 50th International Mathematics Olympiad and biennially hosts the International Summer School for Students.
Accommodation is provided in modern single rooms within five minutes walk of lecture halls, the library, small group study rooms, cafeterias, and recreation facilities. Besides the formal program, the Summer School aims at maximizing opportunities to meet, discuss, work in small groups, or just relax.