The young postgraduate students from higher education institutions in Germany, Belgium, Spain and Mexico are going to stay between one and five months at the UFRO and to join different programs, faculties and institutes.
Eight foreign students had the choice between different international institutions for higher education to carry out their short-term stays and finally chose to come to the Universidad de La Frontera in order to deepen the knowledge in their academic fields of interest and for their research.
The International Affairs Office of the Universidad de La Frontera wants to provide them with the necessary support for this kind of challenge and organized a meeting for these eight young postgraduate students from Germany, Belgium, Spain and Mexico, who are going to stay at the UFRO for one to five months.
“Our idea is to provide the best support possible, for the students as well as for the academics, who are constantly working on the creation of links with our foreign peers and the institutions that show interest in our university. Today, we are receiving these young postgraduate students, and tomorrow we might be working on other projects with them, their colleagues or their institutions,” commented Dr. Berta Schnettler, the director of the International Affairs Office.
Among the students, who come with great expectations because they want to acquire more knowledge and new professional skills, are Estefania Soto of the Mexican Colegio del Estado de Hidalgo, who is going to spend two months at the UFRO Institute of indigenous Studies; Cristal Rosas of the Instituto Politécnico Nacional (National Polytechnic Institute) in Mexico, who is going to work at the Scientific Social Science Nucleus of the UFRO; Elena Beckers of Maastricht University in the Netherlands, who is going to stay for more than a month at the Scientific and Technological Bioresource Nucleus (BIOREN-UFRO); Ana Bucchi of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Belgium, who is going to join the Research Center for Dental Science of the UFRO Faculty of Dentistry; Johanna Jorkowsk of the TU Berlin in Germany, who is going to work at the UFRO Department for Chemical Engineering; Octavio Mandujano of the UAM in Mexico, who is going to join the Scientific Social Science Nucleus; and Sandra Javier and Kathia Zurita of the University of Guadalajara in Mexico, who are going to join the Department of Psychology and the Stress and Health Laboratory of the Universidad de La Frontera.
Written by: UFRO Communications Office