The School aims to provide tuition at expert level for a small and selected group of students and researchers in academia and industry. The idea of the NUMAP-FOAM School is to expand the physical modelling knowledge, numerics and programming skills of attendees using OpenFOAM in their research through direct supervision and one-to-one project work. Lectures on chosen topics of mathematical and numerical modelling pertinent to coupled problems in engineering and applied physics will be delivered in addition. For further references, please contact the organisers or one of more than 150 alumni of previous editions of the School.
To ensure quality of work and supervision, the number of places is strictly limited.

Place and Time

The Summer 2019 edition NUMAP-FOAM shall take place between Monday, 19 August 2019 and Friday, 30 August 2019, inclusive (10 working days). The School shall be held at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb, Ivana Lučića 5, Zagreb, Croatia.

NOTE: The 2020 and 2021 editions of the Summer School have been canceled due to the pandemic.

Topic Areas

Students are invited to propose their own topics for the School. Preference shall be given to project which required complex programming tasks in OpenFOAM, advanced C++ and software engineering and implementation of complex and coupled physical models in OpenFOAM.  Special topics for this year’s Summer School are:

  • fluid-solid interaction,
  • modelling of solidification phase change and
  • Discontinuous Galerkin Discretisation.


How to Apply

To apply, please write a one-page description of the project you wish to work on, with current problems and goals to be achieved at the School. Application is open to all students on graduate University courses, as well as young researchers in companies and government organisations with sufficient prior OpenFOAM knowledge.
Please note this is NOT an introductory OpenFOAM course: significant understanding of the project and software is a pre-requisite for application.

The deadline for application is 1st of May 2019. Successful candidates will be informed within three weeks of closing.

ECTS Points

PhD, graduate and undergraduate students can get 4 ECTS for successfully completing the school.

Accommodation and Costs

Attendees to the School should plan to cover their travel and accommodation expenses, ideally bringing a laptop computer with them. A registration fee for the School is EUR 2000 per attendee.

Contact Details

For further details and submission of project proposals, please contact prof. Hrvoje Jasak at For local organisational details please contact NUMAP-FOAM Secretary Mrs. Silvana Škoko-Gavranović at

Traditions of the NUMAP School

  • First day games: learn everyone’s name
  • Meeting under the tail at Ban Jelačić’s Square and having welcome pizza dinner.
  • Electing His/Her Grace, The Social Secretary:

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