Welcome to the website of our DAAD thematic network "Bayreuth-Melbourne Colloid/Polymer Network"
The University of Bayreuth – together with its Australian and German partners – was successful in obtaining funding from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). In a competition “Strategic Partnerships and Thematic Networks” the Bayreuth-Melbourne Colloid/Polymer Network was first awarded € 850,000 for the initial funding phase 2015-2108, then an additional € 244,375 for the following two years until the end of 2020.
This research and training network links the University of Bayreuth with non-university research institutions within Germany, two outstanding Australian universities, and other industry partners. The goal is to use close, long-time contact and complementary scientific expertise as a basis for supporting junior researchers, providing them with a broader understanding and valuable experience and rendering the complementary expertise of all project partners accessible in order to open up more career opportunities.
In particular, the partners support their students, doctoral researchers, and scholars in organizing visits abroad at the partner institutions involved in the network. In addition, the network serves as a platform for hosting courses, summer programmes, conferences, symposia, and workshops on joint research projects. It also seeks to support established forms of joint research and publication and new areas of potential cooperation, such as joint international programmes of study and joint supervision of doctoral researchers. The first two joint doctoral degrees were awarded in 2018.
With its strategic partnerships, the Bayreuth-Melbourne Colloid/Polymer Network contributes to strengthening the University of Bayreuth’s strong international profile.
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