The CERN School of Computing promotes advanced learning and knowledge exchange in scientific computing among young scientists and engineers involved in particle physics or other sciences. 

It is made up of a series of schools per year. Each school has a particular flavour and focus:

  • The Main School – takes place in the late summer or early autumn and lasts two weeks. The programme consists of a series of lectures and hands-on exercises given by experts, providing students with an official CSC Diploma upon successful completion of the CSC exam.
  • The Thematic Schools – one-week schools where new advanced or experimental programmes are taught.
  • The Inverted SchooI – an event held at CERN, where former CSC students present lectures and hands-on exercises in their domain of expertise.