In addition to the UROP programs FEN Research Campus participates in an international exchange program, the International Energy Cooperation Program (IECP). Eleven international universities with a focus on energy, such as the University of Alberta in Canada, are participating in it. The IECP is provided for the period of a project and not for a Bachelor/Master Thesis. Interested students get all information concerning the application procedure on the link above.
“My research stay within the scope of the IECP program at the University of Edmonton in Canada was a great experience. For a period of three months, I was a full member of a high-class research team and I have learned more than ever before in such a short time. The combination of theoretical research and practical work on my research project was very varied. Furthermore, the research infrastructure at the University of Alberta is at an outstanding international level.
I also enjoyed Edmonton’s life. The location of the city right next to the national parks in the Rocky Mountains was a unique possibility for me to get to know the spectacular landscapes of Canada.
The organization of the exchange program worked without any problems. Immediately after my commitment, I got a manual for interns with many helpful tips for my further preparations, for example the procedure of the work permit. Upon arriving at the airport, I was warmly welcomed by the students of the University of Alberta. Also the “get-to-know program“ at the beginning of the semester, which included barbecues on the Campus, made me feel comfortable and welcome right from the beginning.”