Technical Training Courses

The Union supports National Vacuum Societies, which are members of IUVSTA, in organizing Technical Training Courses locally, in the local language for the principle benefit of technicians, production engineers and students. IUVSTA helps for the organisation and with a small subsidy for attendees. The IUVSTA grants are primarily intended to be used for travelling/accommodation subsidies within their own national borders for participants and lecturers at the Technical Training Courses.

Guidelines for Technical Training Courses

Call for Applications to host TTC (pdf format)

Technical Training Course #20
Vacuum, Plasma; Surfaces and Thin Films
October 7th – 11th, 2018
Joinville, SC, Brazil
Final Report: TTC 20

Technical Training Course #19
Modern Trends in Microscopy
May 10 – 12, 2016
COMSTECH Headquarters, Islamabad, Pakistan
Final Report (pdf Format, 2.4 MB): TTC 15

Technical Training Course #18
Low Pressure Plasma Processes and Technology
May 30 – June 2, 2016
Hotel Kravi hora Bořetice, Czech Republic
Final Report (pdf Format, 318 kB): CVS grant evaluation2016_1.pdf (TTC 18)

Technical Training Course #17
Principles of Technology
October 8-11, 2015
Hotel Trigan, Strbske Pleso, Slovakia
Final Report (pdf Format, 29.55 MB): TTC 17

Technical Training Course #16
Applied Vacuum Technology
December 22-24, 2014
COMSTECH Headquarters, Islamabad, Pakistan
Final Report (pdf Format, 2.16 MB): TTC 16

Technical Training Course #15
Ultra High Vacuum Techniques for Large Volume Devices
28th to 31st of January 2013
Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Ganghinagar, Gurjat State, India
Final Report (pdf Format, 104 kB): TTC 15

Technical Training Course #14
Vacuum and Progressive Materials
08th to 12th of November 2012
Hotel Patria, Strbske Pleso, Slovakia
Final Report (pdf Format, 2 MB): TTC 14

Technical Training Course #13
Advanced Deposition Techniques
21st to 24th of May 2012
Pyramida – Pansky dum hotel, Jizerske hory mountains, Jizerka 20, 46850 Polubny, Czech Republic
Final Report (pdf Format, 104 kB): TTC 13

Technical Training Course #12
Thin films: Growth methods, Characterization and Applications
17th to 18th of September 2009
Sao Paulo State University, Guaratingueta, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Final Report (pdf Format, 121 kB): TTC 12

Technical Training Course #11
Vacuum Science and Technologogy
13th to 16th of May 2009
Tunga Regency, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Final Report (pdf Format, 21 kB): TTC 11

Technical Training Course #10
Practical Vacuum Techniques
20th to 24th of April 2009
Institute of Nuclear Research, Bem tér 18/C, 4026 Debrecen, Hungary
Final Report (pdf Format, 1,3 MB): TTC 10

Technical Training Course #9
School of Nanotechnology and Engineering
28th and 29th of May 2008
Skalni Mesto, Jicin, Czech Republic
Final Report (pdf Format, 129 kB): TTC 9

Older Technical Training Courses:


Applicant Duration Participants Venue
1 Pakistan Vacuum Society 2006-09-05
Approx. 50 Islamabad
2 Chinese Vacuum Society 2003-12-08
Approx. 80 Bejing
3 Croatian Vacuum Society Not held;
funds returned
4 Polish Vacuum Society 2005-10-27
Approx. 80 Krakow
5 Polish Vacuum Society 2006-06-01
106 Krakow
6 Hungarian Vacuum Society 2006-10-09
108 Debrecen
7 Chinese Vacuum Society 2007-08-02
100 Hefei
8 Slovak Vacuum Society
50 Štrbske Pleso
9 Czech Vacuum Society 2008-05-25
47 Špindlerův Mlýn