The summer school is hosted by the the Lake Como School of Advanced Studies, which is housed at  Villa del Grumello, Como, Italy,  set in a park over Como lake.


Lake Como School of Advanced Studies

Placed in a central position within Europe, close to four international airports, it is hosted in an outstanding old noble palace located on the shoreline of beautiful Lake Como. The School is an international research facility running short term programs on a wide range of interdisciplinary subjects, sharing a common focus on complex systems. The School attracts leading scholars in different fields including: physics, biology, economics, sociology, geopolitics, education, environmental and development studies, to engage in collaborative research. In small teams, visitors explore questions at the cutting edge of science and knowledge. In a context of globalization and in front of the increasing interaction between various kinds of networks, the analysis of complex systems offers insights into economic development, social cohesion and the environment on many geographical scales.


Villa del Grumello is 20 min on foot from Como city center – you can also take a bus, lines 6 and 11 (bus stop: “Como Via Regina Piscine Villa Olmo”, just after “Villa Olmo”).

From the main Train Station (Como S. Giovanni), the nearest bus stop to catch line 6 and 11 is “Piazzale Rocchetto”.




Instructors and students will be hosted at the Guest House of Villa del Grumello and at Hotel Engadina and Hotel Park, in shared rooms.

Accommodation from Monday July 8th (in) to Thursday July 18 (out) is included in the registration fees. The organizing committee will take care of the reservation. Different travel plans must be agreed upon with the Organizing Committee (exceptionally, upon motivated request and rooms availability, accomodation for international students may cover the period July 7 – July 19).  

Working days’ lunches are included in the registration fees.

IMPORTANT NOTICE for all school lecturers and attendees:

We have been informed that someone tried to contact school speakers and attendees offering travel arrangements (hotel and flight booking) on behalf of the school secretariat, asking for credit card details in order to proceed.

THIS IS A FRAUD: these agencies are by no means authorized by the school.

In case of doubt do not hesitate to contact the school secretariat (see page Contacts).