ThinkSwiss Research Scholarships open doors for students from India, Australia and Singapore to the world of Swiss academia that combines high quality curriculum with innovative thinking.
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Switzerland is full of great hikes, mountains, lakes and medieval history. I have never visited such a scenic country that is so close to nature.
William, University of Fribourg
Anant at University of Neuchatel
Anant narrates his ThinkSwiss Experience
The month of February had already arrived and despite having acceptance from multiple universities, I was struggling for a financial assistantship to fund my summer internship. I remember the date, 8th February. It was 10 A.M. and I was getting ready to leave for work then suddenly a mail popped in my inbox with subject: ThinkSwiss. I anxiously opened the mail: “Congratulations! You have been awarded the ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship 2019”. I was overwhelmed and didn’t know how to react.
I arrived in Switzerland to pursue a 3- months research in the Laboratory of Microbiology at the University of Neuchâtel (UniNe). My project here was focused on biorecovery of valuable compounds from computer printed circuit boards using bacterial-fungal interactions. As a Bachelors’ student studying Metallurgical Engg. at IIT (BHU), Varanasi, I am currently working on e-waste management using hydrometallurgy. Biohydrometallurgy was completely a new domain for me as it is relatively new in India. So this exposure provided me many opportunities to further pursue my research.