JCOM Masterclasses: the evaluation results of the 2014 courses

The first edition of the four Masterclasses was delivered in Autumn 2014, receiving an enthusiast response from the targeted audiences. For a maximum of 100 places 276 applications were received, from 54 different countries.   

35 participants received a grant to subsidize their participation. Grants were offered by ICTP, SISSA, SISSA Medialab and ICGEB.

The courses were carefully evaluated and results were extremely positive. Participants greatly appreciated the course experience and reported having gained theoretical knowledge, practical guidelines, new ideas and inspiration. All courses received, overall, very high marks, scoring from very good to excellent for interest, relevance, applicability and quality of materials (in average 3.7 on a scale from 1 to 4).

Some feedback from participants:

“Good diversity of topics touched during the sessions and excellent choice of workshop activities which were well organized.”

“ Great to hear from experts who have really worked in the field, great you were so open to share your expertise and knowledge. Thanks for all tips and tricks.

“Excellent organization, personal commitment from SISSA people. Professors were professionals and very familiar at the same time.”

“Good diversity of topics touched during the sessions and excellent choice of workshop activities which were well organized.”

“Congratulations!! I have had an excellent experience with you J Thank you very much! My science museum will be a better place after this course.”

Final report of last year's courses is downloadable here: