Selected SEARCA Scholars to Participate in Two Summer Schools in Germany
Three DAAD-SEARCA Scholars will participate in Summer Schools organized by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Arsenio Bulfa Jr., a MS Soil Science student from the Philippines, will attend the Summer School on GEOTRAINING: Environmental and Remote Sensing Data Analysis via Geospatial Technologies in Research and Teaching, to be held in Goethe-University of Frankfurt/Main, Germany on 4-7 September 2017, while Saw Hto Lwe Htoo, PhD Horticulture student from Myanmar, and Trinh Quang Thoai, a PhD Agricultural Economics student from Vietnam, will participate in the Project Development for Knowledge Transfer Training course to be hosted by Leipzig University in Germany on 4-29 September 2017.
After a competitive selection process with about 420 candidates, the three scholars are among the 58 who have been chosen to receive funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and partner institutions for their three weeks stay in Germany.
The Summer Schools aim to prepare university students and junior researchers for the tasks of teaching and research in their respective institutions. It is envisaged that the course will strengthen the students' scientific research and teaching skills, and provide them the opportunity to establish individual academic contacts with fellow scholarship holders and German scientists and students.