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NCR will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2023 by organizing a Summerschool for PhD students, postdocs and young professionals working with rivers. It will consist of a series of lectures and tutorials in topics such as River Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics, Ecohydraulics, Sediment Transport and River Morphodynamics, both from a technical and a management perspective. A field trip for data collection and an excursion to a river engineering project managed by Rijkswaterstaat (Executive agency of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management) will be part of the Summer School.

All lectures and tutorials will be given in English and the Summer School will welcome participants from all over the world. Active participation and a poster presentation in the Summer School will be awarded with 2 ECTS.

Target audience

The target audience of the NCR Summer School is young professionals, including PhD students and postdocs who are working on river-related research projects. An informal interactive poster session with the  participants’ PhD or other current research projects will be held on the first day of the Summer School. In this session, the participants will have the opportunity to discuss their projects with the Summer School participants and some of the lecturers.

Add the event to your calendar

To add the event to your calendar, click here to download the calendar invitation file (*.ics).

Important dates

Application open: now!
Application deadline (extended): February 15th, 2023 March 3rd, 2023
Application deadline: February 15th, 2023
NCR Summerschool: July 10-15, 2023

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Main venue

The summerschool will take place at the green campus of the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands.


The UT has arranged discount rates with three hotels that are in close proximity to the NCR Summer School location: UPark Hotel (5 min walk, located at the UT campus), InterCity Hotel (10 min by bus or bike, located at the centre of Enschede) and De Broeierd Hotel (10 min walk). If you want to share a room, but you are coming to the summer school alone, please contact us so we can help you find a roommate from the NCR Summer School. Other options are Airbnbs in the Enschede and Hengelo area, but you might need to arrange a bike or other transport to the UT.

After the deadlines, the rooms can still be reserved but depending on availability.

Fletcher Hotel De Broeierd
Hengelosestraat 725, Enschede
Double room, used by one person: € 96,50
Double room, used by two persons: € 106,50
Breakfast per person: € 13,50
Reference code: 105-GFC2978
Deadline: 3 April 2023
Booking by email : or phone +31 53 850 6500.

Upark Enschede
De Veldmaat 8, Enschede
Comfort double room, used by one or two persons: € 89,50
Superior double room, used by one or two persons: € 99,50
Superior twin room, used by one or two persons: € 99,50
Breakfast: € 16,50 per person
Reference code: UT Summerschool of Groupnumber GA000503
Deadline: 9 June 2023
Booking by email: or phone +31 53 433 13 66

Intercity hotel Enschede
Willem Wilminkplein 5, Enschede
Single room: € 127,50 (incl. breakfast)
Double room: € 146,50 (incl. Breakfast for 2 persons)
Reference code: SUM230709
Deadline: 1 June 2023
Booking by reservation form


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Summerschool program

Confirmed lectures:

Prof. Koen Blanckaert. Vienna University of Technology – Flow and sediment transport in three-dimensional flows
Dr. Astrid Blom. Delft University of Technology – River morphodynamic response to interventions and natural change
Dr. Wilfried ten Brinke. Blueland Consultancy – How to connect river science with the outside world?
Prof. Mario Franca. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology – Modelling approaches to turbulent environmental flows
Dr. Gertjan Geerling. Radboud University Nijmegen
Prof. Ton Hoitink. Wageningen University and Research
Prof. Suzanne Hulscher. University of Twente
Prof. Maarten Kleinhans. Utrecht University – Explaining patterns and dynamics of rivers and estuaries: where to carve nature at its joints?
Dr. Ellis Penning. Deltares – Quantifying the role of vegetation in ecohydraulic studies
Prof. Wim Uijttewaal. Delft University of Technology – Fluid mechanics of shallow environmental flows


Dr. Victor Chavarrias. Deltares – Numerical modelling
Dr. Loreta Cornacchia. University of Twente
Dr. Bart Vermeulen. Wageningen University and Research – ADCP data processing

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Registration & fee

You can apply for the NCR Summer School by sending an email to  with your CV, a short letter of interest explaining how your current research or professional activity relates to the NCR Summer School and proof of permission from your supervisor. The NCR Summer School will be limited to 30 participants.

The registration fee is € 420,- per student and includes coffee breaks, lunch, some group dinners, and transportation for the field excursions.

Please note that accomodation is not included in this fee. See Venue information for accomodation options.

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Contact information

Vasileios Kitsikoudis <>

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