International Summer School 

ICT in PRECISON AGRICULTURE – IPA.UM.SI 

University of Maribor, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences 

26th August – 6th September 2024 

International Summer School

ICT in PRECISION AGRICULTURE – IPA.UM.SI

University of Maribor, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences

26th August – 6th September 2024

The ICT in PRECISION AGRICULTURE (IPA) summer school will take place at the Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Maribor from 26th of August to 6th of September 2024. The duration of the summer school is two weeks, the first week will be carried out in person and the second week in virtual form.

Precision agriculture is an innovative approach that combines information and communication technology (ICT) with agriculture, to improve its efficiency and reduce waste. ICT in precision agriculture can help farmers monitor crop growth and soil health in real-time, leading to better decision-making and higher yields. Examples of ICT tools used in precision agriculture include drones, sensors, GPS and data analytics software, which can provide farmers with a more comprehensive understanding of their crops and land.

In this respect the IPA summer school (https://ipa.um.si) will include lectures, practical work, demonstrations, and field trips to enrich the participants’ understanding and knowledge of precision agriculture. During the first week, the participants will attend:

lectures on digitalization in agriculture, the basic of computer and robotic systems in agriculture, smart and precise agricultural machinery, sustainable approaches to land management, precision agriculture in viticulture,

practical work with precision agriculture systems,

demonstrations and field trips to show examples of implementing of new technologies on farms.

The second week of the training will be conducted online with a series of practical online courses, starting with lecture from our partners from Czech Republic, and continue with simple ICT examples and preparation of the students for more advance steps in precision agriculture.

The training will be conducted by local and international lecturers. By attending and completing the summer school, the participants will be awarded 4 ECTS points.

 Candidates from the field of agriculture, as well as candidates from other technically oriented programs will find the summer school useful and are kindly invited to submit their application by 1st of May 2024, to the following email address: ipa@um.si. The notification of acceptance will follow by 14th of May 2024.

We look forward to welcoming you in Maribor!

 

Further information about International Summer School

ICT in PRECISION AGRICULTURE (IPA)

This summer school is co-founded by the CEEPUS and Erasmus+BIP funding scheme. Which means that there is no registration fee for students.

More information’s: https://www.erasmusplus.um.si/summer-schools/.

 

The students coming from Erasmus partner institutions under the BIP financing [1] agreement are entitled to mobility funding available at their institution.

What is covered:

  • Personnel costs: Lectures, workshops, field trips
  • Traveling expenses: traveling to and from the dormitories to the faculty and field trips
  • Meals: lunch


What is not covered:

  • Traveling expenses from point of origin to Maribor (covered by BIP funding only)
  • Daily allowance (covered by BIP funding only)
  • Accommodation (covered by BIP funding only).

 

The students coming from CEEPUS partner institutions are entitled to mobility funding available at their institution.

What is covered:

  • Personnel costs: Lectures, workshops, field trips
  • Traveling expenses: traveling to and from the dormitories to the faculty and field trips
  • Meals: lunch

     

What is not covered:

  • travel costs: contact your local CEEPUS coordinator or a national CEEPUS office.

We also welcome other students, outside CEEPUS and BIP networks, to join the IPA summer school. In this case the funding is up to the candidates.

 

[1] Students coming from Erasmus partner institutions eligable to BIP funding agree to apply for fundig at their institutions.

 

On behalf of the organizing committee

Assist. Prof. dr. Jurij Rakun

Dostopnost