TUM São Paulo: Events in Rio de Janeiro round off the science year 2019 in Latin America

The TUM Latin America office brought the past year to a successful close with two events: In the beginning of December, a PhD workshop took place in Rio de Janeiro for the first time, and mid-December followed another highlight with an event at the partner university Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).

Group picture of the workshop participants

Participants at the TUM PhD Workshop in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Sören Metz / TUM

TUM Latin America Liaison Officer Sören Metz during his presentation

Liaison Officer Sören Metz explains to the participants how to do a doctorate at TUM. Photo: Nora Jacobs

At the first doctoral workshop organized in Rio, which took place at the DAAD premises on December 3, TUM São Paulo Liaison Officer Sören Metz gave expert advice to around 20 candidates on how to pursue a doctorate at TUM. As part of this workshop, he also informed them on research priorities and funding opportunities.

On December 12, the liaison officer participated in an event on research in Germany called Opportunities for Doctorate, Postdoctorate and Funding for Cooperation with Scientists at German Institutes and Universities, which took place in the Centro Nacional de Biologia Estrutural e Bioimagem (CENABIO), an interdisciplinary research center of UFRJ. The event aimed to showcase a wide range of research stay possibilities in Germany as well as scientific collaboration opportunities with researchers from German institutions. Around 70 participants, including university teaching staff, postdocs, doctoral students and students from various disciplines, benefited from the manifold funding opportunities presented during the workshop.

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