Visit from Argentina, I.DEAR program

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On 2nd August 2017 we received the visit of Prof. Silvia Simison, affiliated with the National Institute for Science and Technology of Materials (INTEMA), at National University of Mar del Plata, Argentina, and of Dr. Flavio Soldera, Chair of Functional Materials, Saarland University. Prof. Boccaccini together with Prof. Simison and Dr. Soldera (pictured) coordinate the Master students exchange program in materials science and engineering within I.DEAR (Ingenieure Deutschland-Argentinien), funded by the German-Argentinean University Centre (DAHZ). This program enables master students of Materials Science and Engineering and Nanotechnology from the German universities (FAU and Saarland Univ.) to spend one year in Argentina. Students from the FAU Department of Materials Science and Engineering are eligible to spend the first 6 months at National University of Mar del Plata taking courses, while in the last 6 months they carry out a research project in a research institute or in industry in Argentina. The same offer have Argentinian master students from Mar del Plata who can spend one year at FAU or Saarland Univ. The year abroad is completely funded by the program. The program also funds short stays of senior researchers from FAU in Mar del Plata and viceversa. During the visit, Profs. Simison, Boccaccini and Dr. Soldera discussed the progress of the program, which has been recently extended for another four years, and planned the future joint activities. For detailed information about the I.DEAR program please contact Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini at: