GET_INvolved Agreement with indian university signed
Female students and young researchers from Mody University of Science and Technology (MUST) in Lakshmangarh, Rajasthan, India, may soon apply for a scholarship to enable them an internship, traineeship or research stay at GSI and FAIR in Darmstadt, Germany. The respective bi-lateral agreement between GSI and MUST – a university exclusively for women – was now signed by GSI and MUST representatives.
Since 2011, several MUST students have already benefited from educational training and research experience at GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research and FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe) in Darmstadt.
The new GET_INvolved agreement now marks the beginning of a dedicated training programme focused on students and researchers from MUST. The programme will support up to four female students and young researchers per year. They will work within research projects, mostly connected with the new nuclear and particle physics research facility FAIR, which is being constructed in Darmstadt.
MUST is committed to excellence. Founded in 2004, the university seeks to impart knowledge and develop skills in women to become professionals, well versed in modern technology and management practices while imbibing social sensitivity and environmental consciousness for the betterment of self and society. MUST was the first institution which sent students to GSI and FAIR in the frame of a pilot project for the by then new GET_INvolved programme.
Prof. Paolo Giubellino, Scientific Managing Director of GSI and FAIR, said: ”FAIR will offer exciting research opportunities to the next generation of scientists in the whole world and in particular to India, which is the third largest shareholder of FAIR. We are extremely happy that by inviting MUST, we could gain a collaboration partner who specifically educates and promotes talented women and thus contributes to the development of equality between women and men in our scientific field.
Prof. R. K. Shivpuri, Fellow of the National Academy of Science and Director International Relations at MUST, stated: “MUST is very proud to be part of GET_INvolved Programme. We look forward to benefit from dedicated training and research activates together with GSI and FAIR. Engineering students from MUST will now have more opportunities to be trained at world-class facilities, with forefront technologies in an international environment, and gain a project-oriented mind-set early in their career. We hope this will further advance our efforts to promote young women into research and applied sciences." (mbe)