New research horizons with voyage of scientific discovery on the Baltic Sea

[2017-07-25] Drawing on mankind’s earliest spirit of adventure, nine teams of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) researchers and international peers will forge new ideas together on the sailing ship ‘Thor Heyerdahl’ in the summer of 2017.

Participant from Umeå University is Prof. Martin Berggren, Department of Computing Science.

Recognised as a centre of excellence for innovation and international research, FAU has designed the ‘Science Sets Sail’ initiative around its major research topics. Through moderated discussions, presentations, on-board life and teamwork, FAU’s goal is to grow together with research partners by sharing new experiences, while strengthening interdisciplinary research on themes that are critical to our world today. Meanwhile, ‘Open Ship Days’ at the five ports of call will broaden the initiative’s audience and appeal.

FAU created Science Sets Sail as an innovative way to establish new forms of cooperation with academics in Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Poland, Sweden and further afield – not to mention attract potential students and researchers to come to Germany. In doing so, the University intends to encourage international individuals with high potential to participate in FAU’s cutting-edge research projects.

Editor: Mikael Hansson

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