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The Lord of the RIGS: The White Tower


Place, Dates & Organisers Other Highlights
Place: Thessaloniki, Greece
Dates: 13 March 2014 to 22 March 2014
Season: spring14
Organised by: BEST Group Thessaloniki
University: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
(See University profile in BEST university centre)
Type: BEST Course on Technology
Fee: 40.0 euro. Convert to

Depending on the country of your university, the amount of fee can be lower. [Read more]

Application until: 2 Dec 2013 at 23:00 CET
Application deadline has passed.
Academic Highlights
Participation requirements: No prior knowledge required
Academic complexity: Basic [Read more]
Working time: 32 hours (estimated)

General description


Eleven Rings for the Elven Queens under the sky,

Eleven for Mortal Men to party hard till the morning light,
Two for the Dwarf orgs in their halls of stone,
One for the Main Organizer on his dark throne.
In the Land of Thessaloniki where the sun does shine.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Course to bring them all and in the Oil bind them

I feel it in the water.
I feel it in the Earth.
I smell it in the air.

Prepare yourselves 'cause Spring is coming and Thessaloniki is organizing the epic "The Lord of the RIGS: The White Tower".

Through lectures and practice you will understand why this magical liquid called oil is so valuable for the human race. You will learn how oil is formed in the ground, the basics of fractional distillation and you will have the amazing opportunity to visit the headquarters of one of the biggest oil companies in Greece. The experts will guide you through the process of oil production and introduce you to their own Middle-Earth!


So don't waste any more time! Be one of the most PRECIOUS participants who will have the chance to taste greek ouzo, enjoy the original "halara" spirit and eat tzatziki, in a city that never ever sleeps!


"Even the smallest person can change the COURSE of the future." - Galadriel, Lord of the Rings

Academic information

  • Fields of activity: Automotive Engineering, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry/Chemical Technology, Civil Engineering, Economics/Business Administration/Marketing, Environmental Engineering, Geology, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Management, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining/Mineral Resources Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Physics/Physics Engineering, Power Engineering, Production Engineering/Management
  • Content and topics: Exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons
  • Learning goals and objectives: The aim of this event is to teach students how oil is formed in the ground, the basics of fractional distillation and also provide them with the opportunity to visit the headquarters of one of the biggest oil companies in Greece.
  • Examination type: Written examination
  • Number of ECTS credits issued: 1.0 [Read more]

Information for applicants

  • Selection criteria for participants:
    • Interest in the topic
    • Answers to the questions (be innovative!)
    • Motivation Letter (be creative!)

Practical arrangements

All of these are covered by the event fee.

  • Lodging during the event: University dormitories or hostel near the university campus
  • Food during the event: Students' canteen, 3 meals per day
  • Transportation during the event: Public transportation

More information

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