UNESCO/IUPAC Postgraduate Course in Polymer Science
organized by the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i. in Prague
Postgraduate Course in Polymer Science under the auspices and support of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) has been organized in the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry since 1996. Over the years, more than about 80 young researchers from different countries have participated in the UNESCO/IUPAC Courses (see archive) and contributed to a number of scientific projects.
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The Course begins on October 1 every year and lasts ten months. The program is open to young researchers who obtained their degrees (MS, PhD or equivalent) in the corresponding field of science not more than five years ago. The applicants should be under 35, preferably under 30.
The participant of the UNESCO/IUPAC Course joins a current research project led by an experienced supervisor from the Institute (for research program of the Institute, see http://www.imc.cas.cz). Preliminary contact with the potential supervisor is recommended. The participant is obliged to attend a series of lectures on various topics of polymer science given by Institute specialists.
The official language of the Course is English; hence, good command of English is a necessary condition for admittance.
The participants receive monthly scholarship of 8 000 CZK.