The program is open to the full variety of academic work from the field of communication and media studies for scholars at their early academic careers, PhD students and master students who have strong academic interests. It aims to bring together researchers from Europe, China, and North America in order to debate contemporary issues in media, communication, political economy and cultural studies. This year, the Summer School is specifically themed to discuss the challenges posed by the digitalization of the media sphere and the new trends in global communication.

Inspired from the ECREA Doctoral Summer School, this summer school aims to provide: a high qualified international setting where professors from Europe, China and the United States will present and discuss their updated research work; and a high supportive international setting where students participants can present their ongoing work, receive feedbacks on their current or future research projects from international experts and meet students and academics from other countries, establishing valuable contacts for the future.