Ein ganzes Wochenende voller spannender Workshops über aktuelle hochschulpolitische Themen, begleitet mit gutem Essen und Trinken und spassigen Abendprogrammen. Das Wichtigste zusammengefasst:

Datum: 22.-24. März
Wo: Im Ferienhaus Carmen in Seedorf, UR
Anreise: Treffpunkt HB, 17:15 Uhr am Freitag
Abreise: Ankunft HB, 11:50 Uhr am Sonntag
Kosten: 0.00 CHF
Wie: Anmeldung: hier

Was ist das FRUKDuK?

Dieses wundervolle Akronym steht für „FR, UK, DK“, was seinerseits für Fachvereinsrat, Unterrichtskommission und Departementskonferenz steht, also kurz für alle hochschulpolitischen Gremien. Das FRUKDuK ist ein Wochenende, an dem sich alle hochschulpolitisch Interessierten und/oder engagierten Studis mit ihresgleichen treffen, aktuelle Hopo-Themen diskutieren, Lösungs- oder Vorgehensvorschläge in Workshops erarbeiten, gutes Essen geniessen, Spass haben und viele nette Menschen treffen.

Max Planck School MATTER to LIFE

 A joint Master’s and Ph.D. degree program of the Max Planck Society and the Universities of Heidelberg, Göttingen and TU Munich and the Leibnitz Institute for Interactive Materials

This new Max Planck school in Germany aims to attract the best graduate students world-wide to study and perform research in an ascending and rapidly growing new area of science, the reverse engineering of living systems. The school offers a 2- year Master’s Degree followed by a 3-year Ph.D. program. It is a joint initiative of the Max Planck Society, represented by a number of Max Planck Institutes, several top German Research Universities, and the Leibnitz Institute for Interactive Materials in Aachen.

The curriculum and the science are centered around the basic question: What is life?  We will work on a quantitative description from the perspective of physics, chemistry and biology. Scientists have learned a lot in the last thirty to forty years about how organisms work, how a cell works, and we are fascinated by nature’s achievements. The basic components and building blocks of cells are now known, making it possible to combine the ingredients needed to create a rudimentary cell that is able to mimic a living cell in its functionality. The goal of the school is to educate the next generation of highly interdisciplinary bioengineers by involving them in scientific discovery and reasoning at a very early stage. The curriculum and the organization of the school are aimed at teaching critical analysis of the literature and data, out-of-the-box interdisciplinary thinking, and achieving independence as a young investigator. Each student will be supervised by two faculty mentors and advisors from different disciplines.

Admission to the school with be competitive and based on merit, but not restricted to a specific discipline. Majors in Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Physics, and Mathematics are invited to apply for this tuition-free Max Planck School in Germany. In addition, Master’s and Ph.D. students will be provided with a generous monthly stipend, free housing, health insurance, and funds to cover travel expenses between the participating institutions.

Learn more on our web page www.maxplanckschools.org/matter-to-life, where you can also find a detailed interview with Joachim Spatz, the director of the school.