Seed on fertile soil – Young Egyptian scientists visit the FAL
The Bundesforschungsanstalt für Landwirtschaft (FAL – federal research institute for agriculture) in Braunschweig is a sought-after research facility for young scientists from abroad. In 2005 136 scientist from all over the world worked at the FAL. Many of them work on their graduation from a German university, especially the TU Braunschweig. The Institut für Pflanzenernährung und Bodenkunde (Institute for Plant Nutrition and Soil Science) of the FAL is popular especially among guest students from Middle East: in 2006 seven students coming from Syria, Iran and Egypt engaged in long-term projects. A typical win-win situation: young academics bring fresh ideas into research teams, the delegating country in turn receives well-educated scientists formed by international standards and capable of living up to leading research positions.
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