The School focuses on the current methodology of static and dynamic neutron scattering techniques to scientists using scattering methods at large scale facilities. Central themes of the  School was the application of Small Angle and Ultra Small Angle Scattering techniques, as well as  information on recent application and developments providing a broader understanding of scattering methods and their application for resolving structural and dynamic problems. Participants are selected for the course based on their need to utilize X-rays and Neutrons interactions with Matter as part of their present and/or future research activities. Preference is given to early stage researchers (typically between 25 and 30 years old) from neutron facilities, universities or other research institutions but more experienced researchers are also welcome to apply.

With a target audience of 28 students, the school is intended to promote activities in complementary experiments techniques.