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Posted: Jun 25, 2012
All nanotechnology students invited to INASCON 2012
(Nanowerk News) INASCON is an annual conference organised by students for students. It is aimed at students who have completed at least two years of study in a nanoscience or nanotechnology related university program.
The conference will consist of:
Talks by invited speakers
Workshops / group activities
Talks and poster presentations by the attending students
Due to the format of the conference, several opportunities are available to participants, including:
Discover potential locations for internships at other universities
Find inspiration for your Bachelor, Master or PhD project
Meet and network with students from across Europe
Create contacts to nanotechnology companies for possible internships or jobs
The aim of the conference is to focus on the students in contrast to most conferences where it is the more established researches that are focused upon. A criterion for European innovation in the field of nanotechnology in the future will without a doubt be teamwork between European Universities. To facilitate this teamwork we feel that it is essential to start networking between students as early as possible.
Another key function of this conference is that it will be an eye opener to different research fields within nanotechnology, so the students are not limited in their choice of research by the projects at their University. A natural consequence of learning more about research at other European Universities would be exchange of students, where the student could bring skills learned abroad back to their University, contributing to a greater basis of knowledge and techniques that is essential for groundbreaking discoveries. In addition, it cannot be denied that the European nanotechnology landscape will be characterized by interdisciplinary research projects. Therefore the conference gives aims not on special research fields but tries to give a broad overview of the ongoing work in scientific areas.
After five successful INASCON conferences (2007, 2008 and 2011 in Denmark, 2009 in Switzerland and 2010 in the Netherlands) the conference of 2012 will be held in Germany. INASCON 2012 will take place at Saarbrücken from August 3rd till 5th.