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Vol. 34 No. 1
January-February 2012

The Project Place | Information about new, current, and complete IUPAC projects and related initiatives.
See also www.iupac.org/projects

Postgraduate Course in Polymer Science

For more than a decade, the IUPAC Polymer Divison has supported a program that enables young university graduates and Ph.D.s from countries with limited research facilities to acquire knowledge about recent advances in polymer science and the professional skills needed for promotion of polymer science in their home countries. The 16th and 17th runs of the course will be held in the academic years 2011–2012 and 2012–2013 at the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, in Prague. The courses are also sponsored by UNESCO with financial assistance from the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. The institute, which has more than 100 scientists and more than 50 years of experience in postgraduate education, offers up-to-date facilities for postgraduate training in polymer science.

The number of participants in each of the 15 runs of the program usually has been between 5 and 13, depending on the funds available. The course lasts 10 months and comprises about 50 hours of lectures in modern polymer science, experimental work on research projects under the supervision of senior scientists of the institute, and participation in all educational activities within the institute. The results of the research are published in international technical journals and presented at meetings.

The UNESCO/IUPAC Course 2011–2012 began 1 October 2011. The deadline for applications for the coming year is 25 February 2012.

For more information, contact Task Group Chair Pavel Kratochvil <krat@imc.cas.cz>.

www.imc.cas.cz/unesco

www.iupac.org/web/ins/2011-052-1-400

 


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