Summer School on Post-Quantum Cryptography 2017
Eindhoven, the Netherlands, June 19–23, 2017


The PQCRYPTO project organizes a one-week school on all aspects of post-quantum cryptography. The school will run from Monday morning till early afternoon on Friday. Each day will feature lectures and exercise sessions. Please make sure to bring a laptop.

In parallel to this school there will be an Executive School on Post-Quantum Cryptography (organized by ECRYPT-CSA) which will run June 22–23, 2017. In the following week PQCrypto 2017 will take place in Utrecht June 26–28, 2017.


The summer school will take place at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven in the city of Eindhoven, North Brabant.

Talks will be given at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven in the Blauwe Zaal.

Information of how to reach TU/e is available here. The Blauwe Zaal is at at the center of the Auditorium building, building 1 (in quadrant B4) on the campus map.



Travel and Visas

Eindhoven has direct train connections to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Airport, Rotterdam, and Den Haag to the north/west and to Venlo and Maastricht to the east/south. The closest airports are Eindhoven airport, Rotterdam airport and Schiphol (Amsterdam airport); these can be reached by public transportation. Weeze is reachable by car.

Some years ago all public transportation got unified to accept a form of electronic payment, the OV Chipcard. While the card is quite famous in crypto and security as a subject of research, it can also be used for public transportation. The card costs 7.50 EUR but saves you 1 EUR on every train ride (fee for the paper card) and around 1.50 EUR for short bus rides. You need to check in at the start of your journey and out at the end of it. Fees are based on distance.

If you need a visa please email Tanja Lange with the required details, including a reference to your homepage and contact information of your supervisor or company.

Amsterdam airport to Eindhoven

Eindhoven is about 1.5 hours by train from Schiphol (Amsterdam airport), the biggest airport in the Netherlands with good connections to everywhere in the world. The airport has a train station (called Schiphol) and direct trains serve Eindhoven twice per hour during daytime; there are also two rides per hour involving a change in Utrecht.
Train tickets are available from the yellow ticket machines in the main hall of the train station. There are also some in the luggage hall, so you can make use of the time waiting for your luggage. There is also a ticket office in the central hall of the station. Single-ride tickets cost 1 EUR extra. You can take trains using the OV chip card. Cards are available at the station as well. A card costs 7.50 EUR; you need to have at least 20 EUR on them in order to take trains.

Eindhoven airport

Eindhoven also has its own airport which is served by some low-cost airlines. From the arrival hall at Eindhoven airport you can walk to the bus stop. With bus no 401, starting at Eindhoven Airport, Eindhoven Central station is accessible in approximately 15 minutes. You can buy a ticket in the bus or use an OV chip card.

Trains to Eindhoven

For international train tickets check out Unfortunately they only list bigger cities outside the Netherlands. Better service is available e.g. from

Local transportation

Details on public transportation can be found at Note that you can search for connections between street addresses. TU/e is very close to the train station and city center, so likely you won't need to take any bus in Eindhoven.


For general inquires please contact:
Daniel J. BernsteinAnita KloosterTanja Lange
f1d8b4c926c6 at at tue.nltanja at

All at
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
P.O. Box 513
5600MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands

Last modified: 2017.01.06