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AARMS Summer School at Dalhousie University, Halifax

During a four week period every summer AARMS invites highly regarded faculty from around the world to deliver graduate courses in the mathematical sciences and their applications. Our goals are to broaden the education of graduate students and to encourage promising undergraduates to continue their study. While, in a given year, a good number of students come from Canada, our School continues to bring to Atlantic Canada students from around the world. Indeed, the multicultural, international flavour of our School and the possibility of forming lifelong friendships and collaborations amongst people of different backgrounds and cultures is one of our School's strengths.

Each course consists of 5 ninety minute lectures per week. Grades are assigned and certificates of completion are issued to successful students. Since our courses are Dalhousie University graduate courses, we hope that students' home institutions will offer transfer credit for AARMS summer courses. Certainly, we are prepared to help students achieve local credit in any way possible.

Given that our students have diverse backgrounds, courses are taught at the entry level of a typical Canadian graduate programme. Our courses cover a broad spectrum of mathematics. Each student must register for two courses, but in order to increase the value of the programme and the overall educational experience and to the extent that this is possible, just one of these should be in a familiar subject.

Information about the courses to be offered in Summer 2015, as well as in past years, can be found here.

Our summer school is modelled after that organized by the "Scuola Matematica Interuniversitaria" (Inter-University Mathematics School) at the University of Perugia in Italy. We encourage students who have enjoyed an AARMS Summer School to consider applying to Perugia another summer.

Intended Audience

Graduate students and upper-level undergraduates thinking about the possibility of graduate studies, regardless of where you live, are encouraged to apply.


There is no registration fee. Space for approximately 30 students (each taking 2 courses) is available. To express interest in attending an AARMS Summer School, be sure to contact us before March 15. Enquiries after May 1 of a given year are unlikely to meet with success.

Financial Support for Participants

There are no registration fees. On-campus residence accommodation and meals for the duration of the school (and associated workshops/conferences) will be provided. Textbooks and/or course notes will be available through the library or otherwise provided to each student at no cost. Students are responsible for the cost of their travel.

HalifaxTravel Guide

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Our courses are very intense and you must not miss day one. If you travel a long distance we recommend that you arrive no later than July 19, 2014. This will give you an extra day to settle in after a long journey and/or provide some flexibility in case your travel itinerary gets interrupted.


Contact Information

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The AARMS Summer School in 2014 is co-sponsored by CANSSI and by the Fields Institute.