Research and Study Opportunities in Germany Presented at LETI

Research and Study Opportunities in Germany Presented at LETI

Students explored the possibilities of scientific and educational cooperation with Germany at the seminar of the German Center for Research and Innovation.

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On November 12, representatives of German universities and research organizations spoke about the opportunities for study and joint research in Germany at the seminar of LETI and the German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH). The speakers represented the Helmholtz Association, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and Freie Universität Berlin.

Anastasia Minina, Vice-Rector for International Affairs at LETI, opened the event with a presentation on cooperation between the university and Germany.

"LETI has a rich history of cooperation with Germany. One of the university's first investors was Carl Siemens, whose company continues to be one of our strategic partners. Now our university has become a participant in the Priority 2030 program, focusing its efforts on key areas of science and technology. In this context, we need to strengthen our partnership with other universities, academic organizations, and companies both in Russia and abroad. This seminar will allow us to find partners and opportunities for further cooperation."

Anastasia Minina, Vice-Rector for International Affairs at LETI

Mikhail Rusakov, Coordinator of the German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH) in Moscow, presented his organization and gave an overview of the scientific landscape in Germany. The German approach involves the operation of many associations of universities and research institutes. Universities pay great attention to the international outlook. Germany has 350,000 students from other countries, and more than 50% of research projects are carried out in international cooperation, with Russia being one of the main partners.

Irina Sitnikova of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) said that during its history, the organization has awarded more than a million scholarships to international students and continues to help them gain international experience in study and research during the pandemic. Scholarship programs are not categorized by field of study but by the level of study. You can learn more about them on the service's website.

The Helmholtz Association brings together 18 scientific-technical and biological-medical research centers. Elena Eremenko, Head of the Russian branch of the organization, said that priority is given to long-term interdisciplinary research projects in which international scientists are actively involved. In Russia, the association holds competitions with the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and the Russian Science Foundation and supports summer schools devoted to sustainable development and physics.

Tobias Stuedemann, a representative of the Freie Universität Berlin, offered short-term research internships to LETI graduate students and young scientists. The speaker noted that in addition to scientific achievements, applicants will benefit from international research experience and knowledge of the German language in the selection process. Personal contact with the host faculty is also a key factor.

For reference

LETI actively cooperates with German universities. The First Electrotechnical offers joint programs with TU Ilmenau (Germany) and the Hochschule Stralsund (Germany). LETI organized German language courses jointly with the partners. Every year, university students participate in internships and joint research projects at Leibniz University Hannover.

LETI participates in events to promote science and education in Germany. In 2019, as part of Berlin Science Week, the university held a panel session devoted to the restoration of cultural monuments using cutting-edge technology.

More than 500 students from Germany have graduated from LETI throughout its history. The university acts as an organizer of the European Forum for Graduates of Russian and Soviet Universities in Berlin.