Academic Mobility – Priceless Experience & Knowledge
This time we are travelling to Munich (Germany), while our guide will be Boris Darzhania (post-graduate student, Institute of Life Science) who spent six months there working on his research project.
Boris had this trip as part of a joint program supported by the Russian Ministry of Education & Science and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). He was more than lucky because he did not just spend half a year in Germany yet was welcomed to one of the largest and most prestigious universities – the Technical University of Munich – to pursue his research.
– The Technical University of Munich has a campus scattered in three cities, and the most interesting part is that it is famous not for its labs and researchers yet for the approach to research projects. And I was lucky to find myself here in a state-of-the-art lab equipped with all you can imagine to carry out a research project in Biotechnology.
Boris had to come to the lab at 7 a.m., and his working plan he had developed even before he came to Germany, together with his research supervisor, Professor Ivan Evdokimov, while another Professor, from the German part, assisted him in Munich.
– That was really intense piece of work, and I am thankful to my supervisors who have helped me advance through my project. Besides, I made friends with people from most diverse cultures as there were students Russia, China, Japan, India, the US, and Europe.
But the time in Germany included more than just academic activities – in his spare time, which was not abundant, though, Boris travelled around Germany to get to know its culture and sights of interest.
Now he is back to NCFU to complete his project, for which he has got another year left.