|Thanks for your interest in EuroScholars, a unique research study abroad program in Europe. In each edition, this newsletter aims to introduce you to two of the 12 participating European institutions. |
Highlights of the EuroScholars program
- Semester or year abroad at one of Europe’s 12 leading research institutions
- Participation in a professional academic research project under supervision of a professor
- Research opportunities available in many fields including liberal arts/humanities, social sciences, biological sciences, physical sciences, and engineering
- Enrollment in a language and/or culture course of the host country (no previous language experience required - research is done in English)
University of Helsinki - Helsinki, Finland
- Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki is the oldest and largest research-intensive university in Finland.
- The university is internationally renowned for its high quality in teaching, research and innovation. It is a founding member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and in 2007 it was ranked 73. in the world by Shanghai Jiang Tong University.
- With over 3,500 members of research and teaching staff and 38,000 students, the University of Helsinki has a multidisciplinary and inspiring study environment. It houses world-class facilities, including modern libraries, laboratories and computer environments.
- At the University of Helsinki, students have a truly international learning environment with a mixture of students coming from all regions of Finland and across the globe.
Sample Research Projects at University of Helsinki:
1: Research Program in Developmental Biology
The Research Program in Developmental Biology is one of the three Research Programs of the Institute of Biotechnology and it includes 8 independent research groups. The Institute of Biotechnology is an active and international research institute of the University of Helsinki and is situated in the creative environment of the Viikki Biocenter. The Institute offers core facilities in DNA sequencing and synthesis, as well as peptide and protein analysis. There is a well functioning transgenic mouse facility, and excellent modern light and electron microscopy core facilities. In addition there are well-equipped units for histology, tissue and cell culture, and in situ hybridization. LEARN MORE>
2: Algorithmic Data Analysis in Bioinformatics and Neuroinformatics
The project develops computational methods for discovering useful knowledge from large masses of data. In particular it uses methods employed in data mining, data analysis, and pattern matching. The work is done in close collaboration with our application partners on various fields such as molecular biology and neuroscience.
The project is part of the Centre-of-Excellence "From Data to Knowledge" (FDK) and the Basic Research Centre of the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT (HIIT-BRU), both located at the Department of Computer Science and employing altogether 90 researchers and postgraduate students. Within the EuroScholars programme, we offer the possibility for two promising students to join the project for 6-12 months in one of our teams. LEARN MORE>
University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- The University of Amsterdam evolved from the illustrious golden-age school Athenaeum Illustre (1632)
- Today, with around 25,000 students of whom 2,500 foreign, it ranks among the largest comprehensive universities of Europe
- It is a member of the League of European Research Universities and maintains intensive contacts with academic communities around the world
- Education and research at the University of Amsterdam are conducted in seven faculties: Dentistry, Medicine, Humanities, Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Law, and Economics and Business
- Acknowledging the importance of global cooperation and high-quality teaching in an environment of internationally competitive research, the University of Amsterdam seeks to be a major attractor of talented foreign students and researchers
- It has one of the largest international curricula on the European continent, with more than 100 study programs taught entirely in English
- The University of Amsterdam is characterized by a critical, creative and international atmosphere and has a long tradition of open-mindedness and engagement with social issues
Sample Research Projects at University of Amsterdam:
1: Molecular Microbial Physiology (Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, Faculty of Science)
Researchers in the Molecular Microbial Physiology group seek to increase understanding of molecular adjustments in the cellular makeup of microorganisms in response to changing environmental conditions. These adjustments serve to protect the cell or to alter the metabolic flux towards the formation of certain (beneficial) products. One of the models we have adopted for this research is to study how various colors of visible light initiate the general stress response of the food spoilage spore-former Bacillus subtilis. LEARN MORE: http://staff.science.uva.nl/~arents/mmp/
2: Molecular Biology and Microbial Food Safety (Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, Faculty of Science)
Research in the Molecular Biology and Microbial Food Safety group focuses on the identification of novel targets for antimicrobial compounds important to both the food industry and medicine. With regard to the food industry, the focus is on identifying new food preservatives, while for medicine the emphasis is on identifying lead targets for curing infectious diseases. The organisms of prime importance are spore-forming Bacilli and biofilm-forming Candida albicans yeast. Projects are also possible that relate to the development of model systems for the study of the toxic effects of medication, in this case focusing specifically on anti-viral (HIV) agents. LEARN MORE: http://www.science.uva.nl/sils/mbmfs
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