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 (United 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 program is open to young researchers (preferably up
to the age of 35) 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 Course begins on 1st October every year and lasts ten months (till 31st of July).
Course has been organized at our Institute since the academic year
1996-1997. Over the years, more than 180 young researchers from
different countries participated in UNESCO/IUPAC Course and contributed
to a number of scientific projects. View the list of publications
authored or co-authored by Course participants together with
researchers from IMC.
- 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
- Graduates can follow in their studies in
the Czech Republic as PhD students at Charles University, Institute of
Chemical Technology or other in collaboration with laboratories of the
- 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.