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Research school for materials scientists

Linköping University is one of five European centres of learning that is participating in a research school in materials science, financed by the EU with 6.7 million Euro for the first five years. 20 of the 45 graduate students will have LiU as a base.

The research school is coordinated from the Universität des Saarlandes in Germany; other participants are the Universitat Politechnica de Catalunya in Spain, the Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine in France, and Luleå Technical University. Every graduate student will conduct research at two of these universities.

“A graduate student, for example at LiU, will be in residence for at least six months at one of the other universities, and in this way will receive a double doctorate,” says professor Magnus Odén, who along with Dr. Naureen Ghafoor represents LiU in the consortium.

Apart from this, every graduate student will spend at least two weeks at a research institute in Australia, Japan, Canada, or the US and will be given the opportunity to participate in a research project within any of the industrial enterprises included as a partner in the consortium.

The study programme has four objectives; Linköping University is responsible for surfacing techniques and 3D rendering. The first group of graduate students will be recruited in the spring and begin their research training in the autumn 2011 term.

The research school in materials sciences is part of the European Commission’s Erasmus Mundus programme.


Therese Winder 2010-12-03




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Last updated: 2010-12-03