The purpose of the course is to provide the essentials of modern drying technology to the participants in a broad but compact way, at a high but understandable level close to practice. The course starts at the very beginning (why shall materials be dried and how can this be done?), and then discusses: elementary approaches and methods (how does the drying medium used relate to the capacity of the process and to the achievable product moisture?); drying kinetics (why are certain materials more difficult to dry than other ones?); dryer design and scale up methods (how long will drying of a specific product take, how big will the dryer need to be?);instrumentation (how can gas moisture or even product moisture be measured and monitored in my equipment?); options and alternatives (why shall I use a certain drying method and the respective equipment, instead of another one?); and opportunities (how can I use drying for particle formulation, how can I reduce the energy demand of my process?).