The aim of the school is to provide nuclear physicists with the means to gain a broader view of recent results in experimental and theoretical nuclear physics. The emphasis is on phenomena that lead to qualitatively new pictures of the behaviour of nuclei. To cite a few examples: shape isomerism after fission, reactions with heavy ions, superheavy elements, phase transitions in nuclei, etc. An important part of the programme is devoted to the study of nuclei with high-energy particles. Low-energy nuclear physicists increasingly tend to apply methods developed by elementary particle physics and there seems to be a definite need for education in this respect.