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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

First Master of Multidisciplinary Research in Experimental Sciences

Launched by Pompeu Fabra University and the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, the new Master of Multidisciplinary Research in Experimental Sciences offers practical training across multiple disciplines at recognised centres of excellence. The first of its kind in Spain, the programme was officially opened yesterday in a welcome event in Barcelona.

Yesterday saw the first 14 students formally welcomed to the new Master of Multidisciplinary Research in Experimental Sciences, a joint academic programme between the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences of the Pompeu Fabra University (DCEXS, UPF) and the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), of which the ICN2 is a founding member. Inspired by successful international programmes, for example at the University College London (UK) and the Weizman Institute (Israel), the master's degree is intended to prepare students for prestigious international doctoral programmes.

Having made it through a rigorous selection process, the students will complete two research projects in total: one selected from those proposed by the DCEXS and BIST, at one participating centre, and a second chosen with their project supervisors at a second centre. This freedom and ownership over their training are what set this kind of master's apart from the more traditional taught models. The students will also attend seminars held by researchers from institutes of the calibre of the University of California Berkeley, Imperial College London, Max Planck Institut Chemische Energikonversion, and even CERN.

More information about this programme and the launch can be found on the BIST website, here.

Source: BIST