Warsaw University of Technology becomes "GET_INvolved Programme" partner
FAIR/GSI and Warsaw University of Technology (WUT) have signed a GET_INvolved Programme agreement to deepen their cooperation and facilitate mobility opportunities for junior scientists. Over the longer term, the GET_INvolved Programme will allow students and researchers to complete internships and research visits at GSI/FAIR. It is open to all students and researchers – above all doctoral candidates – from all faculties of Warsaw University of Technology. In the presence of distinguished guest, the agreement was signed at WUT Warsaw by Professor Paolo Giubellino, Scientific Managing Director of GSI and FAIR, and Professor Mariusz Malinowski, Vice Rector of research, WUT, Warsaw.
Warsaw University of Technology is one of the leading institutes of technology in Poland and one of the largest in Central Europe. There are 19 faculties covering almost all fields of science and technology. Faculty of Physics and Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology have a long-standing collaboration with GSI in Darmstadt, which is now upgrading to FAIR. It is also strongly involved in the construction and scientific program of FAIR, particularly strong in the fields of nuclear and hadron physics and the development of new technologies.
In future, up to ten students and doctoral candidates per year will profit from this new partnership: In the framework of short-term internships or research visits lasting several years, they will be able to learn and work in the pioneering research environment at GSI/FAIR, which will, among others, nominate mentors for them and help them, if required, to find accommodation for the duration of their stay. The program participants can also participate in GSI/FAIR events, including symposia and lectures and the GSI’s summer program for students.
The GET_INvolved Programme partners will form a joint jury for the selection procedure. Internships can last between three and six months and require at least a bachelor's degree. Applicants for research visits must hold a master's degree, be a doctoral candidate or produce evidence of at least two years of research experience. Such visits can last up to two years.
“FAIR/GSI has been a talent factory, and through the framework of the GET_INvolved Programme, young students and researchers at Warsaw University of Technology will profit more easily and extensively from the FAIR scientific community’s technical knowledge and expertise while performing their training. I am delighted to sign this GET_INvolved Programme partnership with WUT, an institution of excellence with which we already carry very fruitful cooperation. This agreement will provide brilliant young scientists and engineers from WUT with first-hand exposure in an advanced international laboratory,” says Professor Paolo Giubellino, Scientific Managing Director of GSI and FAIR.
“I am delighted to welcome this initiative and acknowledge the long-standing cooperation between the Warsaw University of Technology and GSI/FAIR. WUT has been a reliable partner, and this relationship is even more strengthened with this corporation agreement on the GET_INvolved Programme. I am hopeful that with this signature agreement, we will be able to further our cooperation in all fields of engineering and technology and provide more opportunities for our young students and researchers at the international laboratory FAIR,” says Professor Mariusz Malinowski, Vice Rector of research, WUT, Warsaw. (BP)
WUT Warsaw and GSI/FAIR Darmstadt have worked on different levels for quite some time. WUT researchers, experts and students under the leadership of Professor Hanna Paulina Zbroszczyk are part of the two International collaborations at FAIR. A similar program in the framework of traineeship has been initiated since 2019 with specific research groups to support bright young minds and engage them in the science facility at FAIR Darmstadt. With "GET_INvolved", this is now being substantially expanded to all students and researchers at WUT..
About Warsaw University of Technology
The Warsaw University of Technology builds upon the traditions of Polish technical universities that used to function in Warsaw – the Polytechnic Institute founded in 1826 thanks to the efforts of Stanisław Staszic, and the School of Hipolit Wawelberg and Stanisław Rotwand established in 1895. Working uninterruptedly, the University has been producing generations of graduates and has had many scientific and technical achievements. It is not only the oldest but also the best technical University in Poland; in the ranking of Polish universities, it has taken first place in its category for fifteen years.
About GET_INvolved Programme
The GET_INvolved Programme provides international students and early-stage researchers from partner institutions with opportunities to perform internships, traineeships and early-stage research experience to get involved in the international FAIR accelerator project while receiving scientific and technical training. The GET_INvolved Programme has currently more than 35 program partners worldwide.
Further details of the application procedure for students and researchers will be published shortly. Further information on the GET_INvolved Programme can be found on the program pages of the WUT and GSI/FAIR websites. For immediate queries, it is possible to get in touch with Prof. Hanna Paulina Zbroszczyk (firstname.lastname@example.org), program coordinator at WUT or Dr. Pradeep Ghosh, (Pradeep.Ghosh@fair-center.eu), program coordinator on behalf of GSI/FAIR.