Scholarship Programme: GET_INvolved Agreement with SUT Thailand concluded
Students and young researchers from SUT Thailand may soon profit from a new GET_INvolved programme, which will award scholarships to perform internships, traineeships and research experience at GSI and FAIR. Representatives of GSI and Suranaree University of Technology (SUT) in Thailand signed the respective bilateral agreement.
The programme aims in creating synergies between the partner institutes GSI and SUT by allowing mobility opportunities for students and young researchers and contribute to the FAIR project in research and development. Moreover, the programme will help building capacities for the research groups that are already collaborating within the framework of the FAIR project.
Within the framework of the GET_INvolved Programme, host laboratory GSI will provide an opportunity to these students with an internship and training programme and research experience opportunities for early-stage researchers to work in all areas of the laboratory on technical or scientific projects related to research at GSI and FAIR. Joint technical and research projects amidst common interests will be identified and proffered to the students and researchers of SUT Thailand.
Applications will be open to students/researchers enrolled in university’s higher education programme or in a Ph.D. programme. For an internship, students usually will stay up to six months, whereas a sandwich Ph.D.-stay for research experience may last one year.
The partner institute SUT was founded in 1990 as the first public, autonomous university in Thailand. It is empowered to govern its own overall administration, receiving regular budget allocations from the government. Over 15,000 students attend now the university, which is organized around seven academic institutes specializing in science, engineering, medicine, nursing, agricultural technology, social technology and dentistry. Thanks to its glowing reputation for education and research, SUT was granted National Research University status by the Thai Government in 2010. The Thailand Research Fund has evaluated the School of Physics, SUT as Excellent since 2008. (mbe)