Mass spectrometry (MS) originated from physics and many scientists have received Nobel Prizes for their research into the physics and chemistry of ions in the gas phase. Today, mass spectrometry finds interest and applications in many fields, such as physics, chemistry, biochemistry, clinical, food, environment, biosciences, astrophysics, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, clinical, proteomics, metabolomics, etc. Due to the widespread use of instrumentation, higher education in mass spectrometry is now a key requirement to provide advanced and superior training for undergraduates, doctoral students and post-docs, and others working in different areas of science. The school should also be useful for bringing together young scientists from different countries and for creating new links between the younger generation of mass spectrometrists. In the last decade, mass spectrometry has had an impressive development and spread in many branches of science. The number of instruments installed has grown a lot and, as a result, many people are involved in mass spectrometry: they design experiments, perform them, and interpret the data. Among them, the number of young people getting into mass spectrometry is growing year by year. Unfortunately, the spread of mass spectrometry is not accompanied by a corresponding spread and strengthening of its culture. The teaching of MS in universities is generally rather poor. With some exceptions, MS is taught in university courses (e.g., physical methods in organic chemistry, analytical chemistry or similar) that are not entirely devoted to MS, but in which MS is one of five to six topics along with other spectroscopic methods, such as UV/Vis, IR, NMR, etc.