UNESCO/IUPAC Postgraduate Course in Polymer Science
by the Institute of
Macromolecular Chemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences,
- The Institute of Macromolecular
Chemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences provides training of young
scientists, mainly from economically disadvantaged countries, in the
form of a 10-month programme under the auspices and support of the Czech Academy of Sciences, UNESCO
Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organization) and IUPAC
(International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry)
named "UNESCO/IUPAC Postgraduate Course in Polymer Science". The
programme consists primarily of a research-project work under
supervision by senior researchers and also of lectures and workshops.
- The Course has been organized at our Institute since the academic year 1996-1997. Over the years, more than 150 young
from different countries participated in UNESCO/IUPAC Course and
to a number of scientific projects.View the list
of publications authored or co-authored by Course
with researchers from IMC.
- The Course begins on
1st October every year and lasts ten months. The program is
to young researchers who obtained an MSc or a PhD degree in the
corresponding field of science and the MSc degree studies were
completed 10 years or less prior to the Course.
- The participant of the
UNESCO/IUPAC Course joins a current research
project led by an experienced
supervisor from the Institute. The participant is obliged to attend a
series of lectures and workshops on various topics of polymer science
given by Institute specialists.
- Graduates can follow in their studies in the Czech Republic as
students at Charles
of Chemical Technology or other in
with laboratories of the Institute.
- 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 CZK 9.500,- (EUR 354,- ).
- The participants use facilities at the IMC building in
Prague 6 or at the IMC laboratories in the BIOCEV building in Vestec
(outskirts of Prague).
- In addition, the Institute provides accommodation for Course participants.