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New Zeeland teaching scholarship awarded to Alexandre Dmitriev

News: Sep 17, 2018

Alexandre Dmitriev, professor at the Department of Physics, University of Gothenburg, will be teaching nanophotonics at the University of Canterbury, New Zeeland, during the spring semester of 2019. He has been awarded a Visiting Erskine Fellowship after being nominated by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

Congratulations! How does it feel to receive this scholarship?
– It feels fantastic – both the recognition of our efforts to teach nanoscience in the University of Gothenburg, and the opportunity to get to know more about the learning and teaching culture overseas.

What are you most looking forward to?
– This is a teaching scholarship, so the interaction with students at Master and PhD levels will be central, and I’m very much looking forward to this. Of course, then there is also the prospect of establishing new research contacts for future collaborations.

In what way it is rewarding as a scientist to do these sorts of trips?
– It’s important to feel that the knowledge we produce and teach about at the Department of Physics and University of Gothenburg is in high demand internationally. As a teacher it feels very exciting to bring this knowledge to the students at a different university on another continent. It’s also about learning the teaching and research cultures in different places around the world, which is extremely important and rewarding. I discovered this first hand recently when I spent time doing research and teaching at Stanford University. We bring such experiences back to the University of Gothenburg to make our teaching and research more diverse.

The University of Canterbury annually invites around 70 international academics as visiting Erskine Fellows. The purpose is for the guests to give lectures to students of the University. The visitors approved for the program are academics distinguished in their field. The University is the alma mater of Ernest Rutherford, the scientist known as the father of nuclear physics.

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