PhD Summer Academy for PhD students (2 weeks)

The PhD Summer Academy for PhD students is a 2 weeks intense period of learning for PhD students, debating, and discovering the fundamental concepts and recent trends in supply chain management, in addition to meeting future colleagues and having a great time in Zaragoza, Spain.







Tom Van Woensel
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Freight Transport and Logistics: Decision Problems, Solution Methodologies and Real-Life Applications
Greys Sošić
Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California
Competition and Cooperation in Supply Chain
Wedad Elmaghraby
Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
Online Market Design

Professors from past editions of the PhD Summer Academy added the following:


"The MIT-ZLC PhD Summer Academy program gave me the tools and skills to better tackle down my PhD studies. This program has given me the opportunity to enrich my academic and work experience with the interaction of peers in the Supply Chain Management from different parts of the world, the lecturers from respected professors in their field, and the opportunity of living in Zaragoza, the MIT experience has been a dream that certainly exceeded my expectations. I do recommend this program to supply chain Ph.D. candidates, as it will allow them to improve their expertise in research and expand their networking"

Lineth Rodríguez, Panama
PhD Candidate at Ecole Centrale Nantes
Nantes (France)


In addition to being introduced to different topics in the field by a group of distinguished professors, it is a great opportunity to meet doctoral students from different institutions and exchange ideas. Although we expect applicants to come from different institutions, countries and backgrounds, the one common denominator is excellence. Applicants are selected to be part of a discussion forum made up of outstanding scholars in the area of logistics and supply chain management.


The PhD Summer Academy program is administered under the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program, one of the select MIT educational and research partnerships. Upon completion of all courses to which you have enrolled, you will be awarded a certificate stating that you have completed a PhD summer course under the MIT- Zaragoza Program.

Who should apply

Every summer, a group of selected students and scholars from different institutions, countries and backgrounds get together to participate in an intense period of learning, debating, and discovering the fundamental concepts and recent trends in supply chain management.

When to apply

Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC) will host the 13th PhD Summer Academy in Summer 2022 from June 13 to June 24, in Zaragoza, Spain.

Ready to apply?

To apply for the Summer Academy you must submit the following documents to [email protected]:

  • Current resume including academic degree, a brief list of the related courses taken so far (in the field of OR/IE/OM/Statistics), areas of research interest, specialization or competence, dissertation: the title and short description of your thesis, relevant work experience
  • One recommendation letter from people capable of judging applicant´s professional and/or academic promise (i.e., supervisor, professor)
  • Statement of interest for applying for the PhD Summer Academy. Please explain your specific area of academic interest (research topic you want to work on), how your education has prepared you to be successful in this program, what do you hope to achieve in this program. The statement should be no longer than 500 words

PhD Summer Academy Team

Dr. Yasel Costa

PhD Summer Academy Director
+34 976 077 606

Beatriz Vergara

PhD & Executive Education Coordinator
+34 976 077 268

Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC) will host the 13th PhD Summer Academy in Summer 2022 from June 13 to June 24, in Zaragoza, Spain.

Tuition and Fees

Early bird registration (ends March 15): 875 €

  • Fee per Module: 300 €

Tuition Fee (after deadline early bird): 975 € (include 4 modules)

Special Fees

  • Alumni PhD Summer Academy: 700 €
  • Two students coming from the same university: 780 €

Living Expenses

Participants will have to make their own arrangements for their accommodation, meals, visa and transportation and must provide evidence of health insurance coverage while in Spain. The organization will be happy to help applicants with the travel and paperwork requirements.


250-700 €/month


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50 €/month

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