21 September 2015

Science without Borders

Congratulations to SPECIFIC student researcher Gabriel Bartholazzi Lugao De Carvalho for winning the Science without Borders poster prize. Gabriel joined SPECIFIC as part of a three month placement with the Science without Borders scheme. Science Without Borders is a Brazilian Government scholarship programme which aims to send 100,000 Brazilian students and researchers on undergraduate sandwich courses, PhD sandwich courses and full PhD programmes at universities across the world. The scheme is being administered by CAPES and CNPq on behalf of the Brazilian government, and supported in the UK by Universities UK.

Cristina Monteiro-Mudresh from the International Development Office at Swansea University, which co-ordinates the University's work with international students, said: "Swansea University is very proud to take part in the Science without Borders scheme. This is one of the largest scale student mobility programmes in the UK, and we are delighted to be part of it, strengthening the links between Swansea and Brazil."

Gabriel has made great progress on his project at SPECIFIC researching 3rd generation photovoltaics and has decided to extend his stay by two months in order to further develop his project. Dr Matthew Davies, Gabriel’s project supervisor commented, “Gabriel has been a fantastic addition to the team, has integrated well and has produced work of a very good standard. He is a great endorsement for the scheme and demonstrated a passion for scientific research, I hope he has enjoyed his time at SPECIFIC/Swansea University and wish him every success in the future. He will always be welcome to return to work with us in the future”.

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