GREAT Scholarships at Newcastle University for China, India, Turkey Students, 2020

Newcastle University is offering GREAT Scholarships for the year 2020 in partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign.

The study programs are available for students from China, India, and Turkey students who want to apply for postgraduate taught programs.

Newcastle University offers around 175 full-time undergraduate degree programs in a wide range of subject areas.

Who May Enter:

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Must be passport holders of China, India or Turkey
  • be assessed as international for fee purposes hold an offer for an eligible Master’s degree program:
    • applicants from India and Turkey: All postgraduate Master’s programs
    • applicants from China – postgraduate degree programs in:
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Marine and Offshore Engineering
  • Mechanicals and Systems Engineering

Application Procedure:

To participate, participants need to take admission to Newcastle University. After taking this process, students must have or expect to receive the equivalent of an upper second class UK honors degree. Applications must be submitted using the application form.

Required Documents:

  • Submit their degree transcripts, language ability proof, curriculum vitae, copy of the passport, or any other additional document.
  • Note: Before you apply you should check the entry requirements for your chosen degree.

Award Description:

Newcastle University will provide award value of The grant is £10,000 towards tuition fees.

Deadline: 30 April 2020

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Education Future International Scholarship, 2020

Do you want to study abroad as an Indian student? Get financial support to start your academic journey in any foreign country.

Education Future International Scholarship 2020 is available to the meritorious Indian students for studying abroad at any of the top worldwide universities.

All students from India going to apply for an undergraduate and master’s program in any global recognize university or college, are eligible to apply.

Provider: Education-Future.org

Who May Enter:

The scholarship is a merit-based program is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate course overseas in any study subjects. To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Applicant should be an Indian national with a valid Indian passport
  • The applicant should have a minimum scored of 60% in 10th and 12th.
  • Applicants should reflect that they lack means of self-funding their education abroad. Hence, the applicant should be planning to fund himself at least 50% through an education loan.
  • The applicant should be going to pursue any undergraduate (UG) or postgraduate (PG) course overseas to a recognized university/college outside India.
  • The course start date of the applicant should not be later than 31 October 2020.

Application Procedure:

To participate, participants need to fill an online application form for the Education Future International Award.

Award Description:

The Education Future will offer various awards that depend on the quality of applications they receive. The value of each grant ranges between 2 Lacs to 10 Lacs Indian rupees. It is a unique position fund that not available for studying in India.

Deadline: 15th March 2020

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Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for Canadian and Foreign Students

The Government of Canada is pleased to announce the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program to strengthen Canada’s ability to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning.

The Vanier CGS program helps Canadian institutions aims to attract and retain world-class, highly qualified doctoral students from across Canada and around the world.

Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health.

Provided By: The Government of Canada

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: $50,000 per year for three years during doctoral studies
  • Number of Awards: Up to 166 scholarships are awarded annually. A total of up to 500 scholarships are active at any time.
  • Study Level: Graduate
  • Requirement: All Nationality
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: For Students: Consult the nominating institution for submission deadline. For nominating institutions: Deadline: November 6, 2019 (20:00 EST).

Who May Enter:

Candidate eligibility

  1. Citizenship: Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign citizens are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier CGS.
  2. To be considered for a Vanier CGS, you must:
  • be nominated by only one Canadian institution, which must have received a Vanier CGS quota;
  • be pursuing your first doctoral degree (including joint undergraduate/graduate research program such as: MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, JD/PhD – if it has a demonstrated and significant research component). Note that only the PhD portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding;
  • intend to pursue, in the summer semester or the academic year following the announcement of results, full-time doctoral (or a joint graduate program such as: MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, JD/PhD) studies and research at the nominating institution; Note that only the PhD portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding;
  • not have completed more than 20 months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2020 (see calculating months of doctoral studies below);
  • have achieved a first-class average, as determined by your institution, in each of the last two years of full-time study or equivalent. Candidates are encouraged to contact the institution for its definition of a first-class average, and
  • must not hold, or have held, a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHRNSERC or SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree.

Eligibility of Degree Programs

  • Doctoral awards are tenable only in degree programs that have a significant research component.
  • The research component must be a requirement for completion of the program and is considered to be significant original, autonomous research that leads to the completion of a dissertation, major scholarly publication, performance, recital and/or exhibit that is merit reviewed at the institutional level.
  • Clinically-oriented programs of study, including clinical psychology, are also eligible programs if they have a significant research component, as described above.

Note: ResearchNet will only allow the creation of one application per applicant. Applicants should only seek a nomination from the institution at which they want to study and are advised to discuss their decision with the nominating institution before they submit the application through ResearchNet.

Before you apply for a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS), check all eligibility criteria here.

Application Procedure:

To participate, participants must be nominated by the institution at which they want to study. Applicants apply online on the portal.

A complete Vanier CGS nomination packages include:

Award Description:

The Government of India will provide benefits as the following:

  • Valued at $50,000 per year for three years during doctoral studies
  • Considers three equally weighted selection criteria: Academic Excellence, Research Potential, and Leadership

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Government of India Fully-Funded PhD Fellowships for ASEAN Students at IITs

Aspirants from ASEAN countries are welcome to apply for a fellowship to pursue a higher program at an IIT of their choice in India and get a chance to finish their PhD with funding that will cover the entire cost of study and living expenses for up to 5 years.

The Government of India Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) is offering 1000 Fully-Funded PhD Fellowships at Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the warm and friendly ties between India and ASEAN.

Provided By: The Government of India (ISO: Bharat Sarkar), often abbreviated as GoI, is the union government created by the constitution of India as the legislative, executive and judicial authority of the union of 29 states and seven union territories of a constitutionally democratic republic. It is located in New Delhi, the capital of India.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: Fully-Funded
  • Number of Awards: 1000
  • Study Level: PhD
  • Requirement: African Nationality
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: October 31, 2019

Who May Enter:

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Applications from 10 ASEAN countries are accepted. ASEAN comprises Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam.
  • The PhD program will be awarded in any subject in India’s foremost technical education centres (IITs):
  1. IIT Bhilai
  2. IIT Bhubaneswar
  3. IIT Bombay
  4. IIT Delhi
  5. IIT (ISM) Dhanbad
  6. IIT Dharwad
  7. IIT Gandhinagar
  8. IIT Goa
  9. IIT Guwahati
  10. IIT Hyderabad
  11. IIT Indore
  12. IIT Jammu
  13. IIT Jodhpur
  14. IIT Kanpur
  15. IIT Kharagpur
  16. IIT Madras
  17. IIT Mandi
  18. IIT Palakkad
  19. IIT Patna
  20. IIT Roorkee
  21. IIT Ropar
  22. IIT Tirupati
  23. IIT (BHU) Varanasi

Application Procedure:

To participate, participants must follow the given guidelines:

  • Applicants apply online on the portal. To apply, applicants are required to take admission in one of an IITs in India. Explore IITs and apply for a fully-funded PhD program.
  • ASEAN students applying for the fellowships will require a student visa with an admission letter from IIT and last education certificate.
  • Visa Application is to be filled online at gov.in/visa/.
  • Applicants may be asked to provide additional documents, if needed, by the consular officer – Passport, photographs, and Signatures. Applicants must check the full detail for a student visa.

Award Description:

The Government of India will provide a total budget outlay of INR 300 crore in up to 1000 integrated PhD Fellowships (approximately USD 45 million). The benefits are as the following:

  • The maximum tenure of each fellowship is 5 years. Winners will receive a stipend per month as the following: INR 31,000/- for the first 2 years and INR 35,000/- for the next three years
  • Fellows will receive a research grant up to INR 170,000/- for research expenses such as travel, books, and contingency.
  • The program will also provide accommodation (monthly house rent allowance) up to 24% – as per Govt. norms (depending on the city) – of the stipend, if hostel accommodation not provided.

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Yenching Academy of Peking University Full Fellowship for International Students in China

Yenching Academy is offering a highly selective and fully funded global fellowship program for international students to leading to a master degree from Peking University in China for 2020 academic year.

The main object of the program is to build bridges between China and the rest of the world through an interdisciplinary master’s program in China Studies.

Studying at the Academy is an exceptional opportunity to take part in intercultural exchanges and interdisciplinary learning, developing both personally and professionally.

Provided By: Yenching Academy is an elite postgraduate college of Peking University. It was founded in 2014 and located in Beijing, China. It offers international students a fellowship to pursue a Master of Arts degree program in China Studies.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: Full-Funded
  • Number of Awards: 125
  • Study Level: Master Degree
  • Requirement: English proficiency
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: December 06, 2019 (12:00 noon Beijing time).

Who May Enter?

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • International students are encouraged to apply
  • Each Yenching Scholar selects one of six research areas in the field of China Studies and writes a thesis with guidance from a faculty advisor. Research areas are as follows: Economics and Management, History and Archaeology, Philosophy and Religion, Politics and International Relations, Law and Society, and Literature and Culture
  • Students outside of the Chinese mainland, including international students and students from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, and Mainland Chinese students are eligible to apply
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in any field awarded no later than August 31, 2020
  • An outstanding academic record
  • Strong interest in the interdisciplinary study of China
  • A record of extracurricular achievement, community engagement, and social responsibility
  • Leadership potential
  • No person over the age of 28 has been admitted to the program. The average age of students entering the program is 23.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of Bachelor’s degree in any files of study

Application Procedure:

To participate, candidates may apply through Yenching Academy’s online application portal. Each applicant will create an account on the Yenching Academy admissions portal and submit.

Required Documents:

  • The following required materials must in English: Completed online application form; Personal statement (750 words or less); Curriculum Vitae; Official transcript(s); Diploma(s) or Certificate(s) of Enrollment; Two letters of recommendation; Submission of English scores: For IELTS, TOEFL, and Cambridge tests
  • English requirements and minimum scores: IELTS (Academic) -overall 7.0, TOEFL (iBT)- overall 100, Cambridge English Scale (Advanced)-overall 185, CEFR- C1 level, CET 6- overall 600, TEM 4- Pass level of “良好” or above

Program Requirements

All students are required to take the following four courses:

  1. The Topics in China Studies Lecture Series offers expert perspectives on a broad range of China-related issues.
  2. China in Transition is a team-taught course about China’s post-1978 development from the perspectives of the economy, society & culture, politics & law, and environment & health.
  3. The weeklong Field Study Trip to historical and cultural relics and modern industrial parks gives insights into the local development and changes from the aspects of history, architecture, religion, folklore, and contemporary economic development.
  4. Academic Writing course offers practical workshops to cultivate academic writing skills.
  • Students are free to select elective courses from any of the six research areas (see below). Choice of thesis topic and advisor will determine the type of degree awarded upon graduation.
  • The Chinese language course is compulsory for international scholars. Those with high Chinese proficiencies can apply to waive this course and take Chinese-taught courses offered at Peking University.
  • To fulfill the graduation requirements, students outside of the Chinese mainland, including international students and students from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan, must receive at least 31 credits along with a passed Master’s thesis.
  • Mainland Chinese students are required to take the Political Theory Course and the English course (can be waived). To fulfill the graduation requirements, students must complete at least 34 credits along with a passed Master’s thesis.

Award Description:

The Yenching Academy provides full fellowships and also offers them a wide array of interdisciplinary courses on China within broadly defined fields of the humanities and social sciences.

Full Fellowships includes all these- the first academic year, which covers tuition, accommodation in the Yenching Academy House, a travel stipend for one round-trip journey between your base city and Beijing (the base city must be a city within the country of your nationality; cost of this round-trip will be estimated and calculated by YCA), basic medical insurance, a monthly stipend, and expenses related to research.

Students who maintained a good academic standing, and plan to stay in Beijing during their second academic year can apply for the second-year Yenching Fellowship. This will cover the tuition, accommodation in the Yenching Academy House, basic medical insurance, and a monthly stipend.

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200 Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships in Australia

Newcastle University is pleased to offer 200 partial Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships to assist international students to study an undergraduate degree or postgraduate master’s degree.

The scholarships are open is to attract high achieving participants from India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand or Vietnam for undertaking an undergraduate or postgraduate degree program at the university.

Provided By: Newcastle University is a public research university which has one of the largest EU research portfolios in the UK.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: £1,500 – £5,000 tuition fee awards
  • Number of Awards: 200
  • Study level: Undergraduate or Master’s degree
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: Ongoing

Who May Enter:

To be considered for awards applicants must:

  • be a national of one of the following countries: India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand or Vietnam.
    have been offered a place to study on an eligible undergraduate or Master’s degree course at the University’s Newcastle city center campus for the 2020/21 academic year
  • be assessed as international for fee purposes
  • successful applicants will be selected on merit. Further details on scholarship values and academic grades required can be found on the University country pages
  • The requirements are different according to the country, so candidates need to check the requirements based on their country.
  • Eligible candidates will be assessed as part of their academic application.
  • Further details, including a list of non-eligible courses, can be found in the VCIS Postgraduate Regulations (2020)

Application Procedure:

To participate, eligible candidates will automatically be considered for a Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship as part of their academic course application.

To be considered for this scholarship, the participants have to take admission in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree program at the university.

Start date and duration: September 2020 for the duration of your course.

Required Documents:

  • A proof of their academic qualification
  • curriculum vitae
  • language ability proof
  • a copy of the passport

Award Description:

  • Value of award: £1,500 – £5,000 tuition fee awards
  • Number of awards: 200 in total (undergraduate and postgraduate courses)

Official Website

Contact: scholarship.applications@ncl.ac.uk

Fulbright Foreign Student Program in USA 2020-2021

The U.S. Government is presenting the Fulbright Foreign Students Program in the USA to help in pursuing your higher studies. As fortune’s wheel, the program is open for International students in the United States for undertaking a masters or PhD degree level program.

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals, and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States. The Fulbright Program is administered by binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies.

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide. Approximately 4,000 foreign students receive Fulbright scholarships each year.

Key Details

  • Award Amount: Full-funded
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Study level: Masters or PhD
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: There is a different deadline for each country but the application period will be between February-October 2019.

Who May Enter

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Students whose country name is in the country page are eligible. The country has an FLTA program
  • Demonstrating the English language proficiency through the TOEFL or IELTS test is a must for studying the US.
  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree.
  • The required documents will be suggested by your country’s Fulbright Commission.
  • Students can apply for masters and PhD degree program at any university in the US.
  • The students must be very fascinated about their abroad studies and not already hold the award from the government.

Application Procedure

To participate, participants must see the application webpage and apply through the Fulbright Commission/Foundation or U.S. Embassy in their home countries.

Program eligibility and selection procedures vary widely by country. Please use the drop-down menu here to find information about the Fulbright Program in your home country, including eligibility requirements and application guidelines.

Award Description

The educational program will provide funds for tuition, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance, etc. It will also cover the funding for the duration of the study.

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Top Scholarships in the World to Study Abroad Free

Moving abroad to study can often be an expensive adventure to embark on.

Tuition fees, accommodation, living costs, and so many other things usually make it impossible for lots of students to even dream of a degree in another country.

However, some students are so talented and show so much potential, that numerous institutions across the world want to invest in these young people and help them fulfill their dreams.

Scholarships make the world a better place for students. And here are the top 10 Scholarships in the world that will help you to study abroad for free:

1. Erasmus+ (Europe)

The Erasmus+ programme shares Uniplaces’ vision: to promote international student mobility. The programme was born from 7 other existing EU sponsorships and provides students, teachers, and institutions across Europe with €14.7 billion over the course of seven years.

2. Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme (France)

The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship aims at international Masters and Ph.D. students who want to study in France. The programme gives students a monthly allowance of 1,181€, as well as a return trip to their home country and social security cover.

3. Chevening Scholarships (UK)

Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Chevening Scholarship is the UK’s global sponsorship programme. 1500 students from Chevening-eligible countries, who want to study in the UK, can get cover for their tuition fees, a monthly allowance, a return flight to their home country, as well as a few other grants.

4. Endeavour Postgraduate Awards (Australia)

The Endeavour Scholarship is for students who are looking to complete a Master’s or Ph.D. degree in Australia. The awards provide students with full financial support, including tuition fees, a travel allowance, monthly allowance, as well as travel and health insurance. Perfect for those wanting to study Down Under!

5. Fulbright Scholarships (USA)

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program provides up to 4000 international students with full financial support for their studying adventure in the United States.

6. The Gates Millennium Scholarship (USA)

Sponsored by Bill Gates’s The Gates Foundation, this scholarship covers the entire expenses of 1000 students. Wherever they’re studying in the US, the Gates Millennium Scholarship will pay for their tuition fees and accommodation.

7. Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (Sweden)

550 international students can be granted a scholarship by the Swedish Institute to pursue a Master’s degree in Sweden. The scholarship aids students by covering for their entire tuition fees, living expenses, partial travel grant, and insurance.

8. Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarships (Global)

The JJ/WBGSP is for students from developing countries who want to do a Master’s abroad, and then return to their home country to contribute towards its development. The scholarship funds the students’ tuition fees, accommodation, health insurance, and also gives them a monthly allowance to cover for living costs.

9. Rotary Foundation Global Study Grants (Global)

The Rotary Foundation is all about global mobility. This scholarship is aimed at any student wanting to study away from their home country. Scholarships start from $30,000 and cover all travel and academic expenses, including tuition, accommodation and board, supplies, and language courses.

10. Santander Bank

Banco Santander grants many scholarships for students and also young professionals looking for an internship abroad. On their website, you’ll be able to browse and filter to find what you’re looking for.

What are you waiting for? Start applying and go study abroad for free!

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Free Online Course on Using Email for Networking in English

Improve your writing skills. Write effective emails including great subject lines, greetings, and closings. You’ll be more confident as you communicate for business, send messages, expand your network, and search for jobs in English.

Effective writing is an important business skill, especially for networking, and most communication takes place using email.  In this course, you’ll learn important vocabulary and strategies for writing effective emails, starting with the subject line.

You’ll learn how to write messages for different audiences and understand when to be formal or direct. You’ll also learn how your choice of words can change the way people view your message. You’ll practice writing emails to follow up with people in your network.

Key Information

  • Length: 4 weeks
  • Effort: 3 to 5 hours per week
  • Price: FREE or Add a Verified Certificate for $99 USD
  • Institution: University of Washington
  • Subject: Language
  • Level: Introductory
  • Language: English
  • Video Transcripts: English
  • Start date: Starts on April 23, 2019, or Self-Paced
  • Prerequisites: Intermediate level of English language proficiency.
  • Associated Programs: Professional Certificate: English for Business Networking

What you’ll learn

  • Create and use email messages, including greetings, the body of message, format, and closing
  • Use appropriate tone and formality in your emails
  • Use email to invite a person in your network to meet with you
  • Write follow-up emails

Course Syllabus

  • Week 1: Subject Lines & Openings: This week you’ll learn the parts of an effective subject line and know what common mistakes to avoid. You’ll also know how to use greetings like “Dear” and when to use titles or first names.
  • Week 2: Tone: When to be Formal or Direct: This week introduces the idea of the tone. The words you use and the way you say it makes your writing more or less formal and more or less direct. You need to make choices about these things depending on who you are writing to.
  • Week 3: Effective Beginnings and Endings: The first and last lines of an email are super important to success. We’ll point out how to write good openings and closings and provide a useful vocabulary for these parts. We’ll also practice the language of making arrangements to meet.
  • Week 4: Writing Follow Up Emails: In the final week of the course, you’ll look specifically at the language of following up. This is an important step in making your network bigger. You’ll practice writing your own email and get feedback from your fellow classmates.

Meet the instructors

  • Daphne Mackey: Instructor, University of Washington
  • Richard Moore: Instructor, University of Washington

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Free Online Course on Academic Writing Made Easy

Struggling with writing an academic text? This MOOC will ease the pain – and make your writing shine. The course requires upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced English (C1).

This MOOC takes you through the basics of academic writing step by step. From structuring and organizing an academic text to avoiding common pitfalls that can negatively affect your credibility, this 6-week course offers a guide for those who want to improve their writing.

It looks at various components that will make your academic writing stand out for all the right reasons, including paragraphing, style, tone, paraphrasing and punctuation. Using samples of student writing it also gives you tips on what to avoid and explains why.

Key Information

  • Length: 6 weeks
  • Effort: 2 to 3 hours per week
  • Price: FREE or Add a Verified Certificate for $49 USD
  • Institution: TUMx
  • Subject: Language
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Language: English
  • Video Transcripts: English
  • Course Start Date: Start on April 29, 2019
  • Prerequisites: Upper-intermediate to advanced knowledge of English.

What you’ll learn

You’ll learn:

  • to understand the basic tenets of academic writing
  • to identify the different genres and the expectations of each one
  • to overcome writer’s block
  • to structure your ideas cohesively
  • to write reader-friendly sentences
  • to use appropriate tone to gain credibility
  • to avoid plagiarism and
  • to ensure your text respects the rules of general punctuation in English.

Course Syllabus

Each week is comprised of video lessons, followed by exercises and peer-review tasks, taking you through various aspects of academic writing. The MOOC “Academic Writing Made Easy” covers the following topics to help you improve your writing:

  • Week 1 Rhetorical Preferences: Meeting the expectations of your target group
  • Week 2 Genre: Differentiating between types of scholarly texts
  • The Writing Process: Overcoming writer’s block
  • Week 3 Cohesion: Making your ideas flow logically
  • Week 4 Sentences: Writing reader-friendly sentences
  • Week 5 Credibility: Convincing your peers to accept and believe what you write
  • Week 6 Punctuation: Polishing your text
  • Putting it all together: Overcoming the last hurdles

Meet the instructors

  • Heidi Minning: Lecturer, Technische Universität München
  • Jeremiah Hendren: Lecturer, Technische Universität München
  • Stephen Starck: Lecturer, Technische Universität München
  • Aparna Bhar: Lecturer, Technische Universität München
  • Susan O’Byrne: Lecturer, Technische Universität München
  • Rose Jacobs: Lecturer, Technische Universität München
  • Ruth Shannon: Lecturer, Technische Universität München
  • Huma Abid: Teaching Assistant, Technische Universität München

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