WTF - What's The Fire?

General description

What is red, what is hot, leaves a mark and lights all dark? Of course it's fire, but did you know...

...that there are four types of fire?

...that a city that is built at 3600 metres above sea level is nearly fireproof?

...that fires move faster uphill than downhill?

...that theoretically it is possible to produce a black flame?

...that it is possible to set ice on fire?

These are just a few notes to show you how fire can surprise us.

During these two weeks you will have the opportunity to learn new facts about firesafety and materials that don't burn. You will also discover how to build a safe fireproof house. Of course we will also concentrate on how we use fire for our own benefits and heat you up with burning memories of our hot summer course!

You will visit labs, various companies, learn about different ways of starting and killing a fire, challenge yourself with experiments and of course practice our favourite summer habit - grilling!

And remember - you don't have to be afraid of fire if you know how to handle it!

Academic information

Fields of activity:
Applied Sciences , Biology , Chemical Engineering , Civil Engineering , Electrical/Electromechanical Engineering
Content and topics:
You will get advanced knowledge about firesafety and fireproofing. Also you will attend lectures, labs and company visits, where you will be taught everything you need to know about firesafety.
Learning goals and objectives:
To give an overview of firesafety, problematic areas and benefits that come with fire.
Examination type:
Miniproject / presentation
ECTS credits issued:
Not known yet

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
We select 22 participants based on their motivation letters and try to keep diversity between countries and keep genders balanced.

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

Youth hostel next to the university; possibly sleeping in tents/campings at the weekend trips.
Three meals per day, at least one of them warm, will be provided in the university canteen, restaurants in Tallinn or by self-catering.
Public transportation, taxis, rented buses, bicycles.