January 13th 2015

Marshall Plan Scholarships for MCI students

Prestigious US scholarships awarded to outstanding MCI students for a research semester in technical disciplines

Thanks to their academic achievements and the quality of their project proposals, two MCI students have this year been awarded one of the much sought-after Marshall Plan Scholarships and will be spending a research semester at elite universities in the United States.

Benedek Szulyovszky will be writing his final Master’s thesis at the Robotics Institute of the famous Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, which has 19 Nobel Prize winners among its former staff and students. For his Master’s thesis, Martin Lehmeier is going to the legendary Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, the world’s biggest university for aviation and aerospace.

Both scholars are studying Mechatronics at the MCI and will receive generous support for their semester in the USA.

The Marshall Plan Scholarship Program (MPS) is an exchange program established to finance scholarships for academic exchange between Austria and the U.S. It has a focus on research in technical disciplines.

The philosophy behind the Marshall Plan Scholarships is that students should return home with an “extended perspective” and “new respect for different views” and make a contribution to the transfer of science and technology between the academic institutions involved.

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