Balázs Hornyák

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Wednesday, 03 September 2014 00:00

Summer camp in Serbia

Petnica Science Center is one of the biggest and oldest independent non-profit organization for extracurricular science education in Serbia, Europe. Since 1982, Petnica has organized more than 2,500 programs (seminars, workshops, research camps) for nearly 50,000 students and science teachers in 15 disciplines of science, technology and humanities.

Petnica International Summer School is ideal for those who are interested in studying different subject areas. The aim of the program is to enable young scientists to practice scientific research by working on their own research projects and communicate their results and ideas.

Utrecht Summer School has offered a wide range of courses including culture, art, language, business and science in 2014. The number of participants has been growing for decades.  
Utrecht Summer School started in 1987, with one course: Dutch Culture and Society. Nowadays, the programme offers a broad selection of over 170 academic courses in virtually all disciplines organised by Utrecht University, HU University of Applied Sciences and HKU University of the Arts.

Monday, 01 September 2014 00:00

Millennium Youth Camp 2014

Finland offers a special camping opportunity for young researchers supported by institutions of science as well as the public sector. 59 enthusiastic teenagers from all over the world were welcomed to Finland for an intensive week with science, research, technology and fun.

Monday, 01 September 2014 00:00

Mozarteum Summer Academy

Lilli Lehmann founded the Mozarteum International Summer Academy in 1916. At the beginning only private voice lessons were offered within the premises of the Mozarteum. In 1925 Willy Schweyda gave the first violin class. Classes in piano, composition, conducting and opera were added in 1929 thanks to the sponsorship of American Julian Freedman.

Monday, 01 September 2014 00:00

Lancaster University Summer Schools

In Lancaster, the organizers of the summer school are committed to widening participation and encouraging students from all different backgrounds to consider Higher Education. Each year over 6,000 students are welcome from schools and colleges across the UK to the campus.

Monday, 01 September 2014 00:00

ECHA Conference 2014

The 14th International ECHA conference will take place in the beautiful city of Ljubljana this year from 17th to 20th September.

The theme of the conference is Re: thinking giftedness: Giftedness in the Dig­ital Age.Through an examination of current theory, research and practice the conference will explore the possibilities and challenges that the “digital age” offers to the education of the gifted across the lifespan.

Dear ECHA members and Colleagues,

Photos about our previous ECHA Conference in Ljubljana are already available at the website of the conference. Our intention is to develop this ECHA Media section by sharing more videos and pictures concerning our work. We would be grateful having any suggestions about the content of this ECHA Media page. Please send them to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

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Monday, 01 September 2014 00:00


ECHA News, edited by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., is produced twice yearly in autumn and summer; the product is emailed to all members by ECHA Secretariat. That’s why it is especially important for members to provide correct email addresses. Back issues can be found on the members only site. The editor would be delighted to receive any  information and riports about activities and programmes concerning gifted children and students in your country.

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Interview by Balazs Hornyak

B: Besides your work at the university you will be the editor in chief of High Ability Studies after Heidrun Stöger between 2015 and 2018. What are your plans? How would you like to modify the work concerning High Ability Studies (HAS)?

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