In December, the programme “Universcience Paris“ invited young researchers to attend a seminar week in Paris. 45 young researchers from 27 countries and 5 continents accepted the invitation and met in Paris to present their research in French and to promote knowledge transfer in science and research.
Huang Chen, a master degree student of Interactive Technologies and former staff member of the research group Digital Technologies of the St. Pölten UAS, participated in the seminar.
Museums, Workshops, Presentations
“The full and diverse programme had something in store for everyone. Over the course of the week, the participants gained valuable input for their further research activities by means of impressive guided tours through museums, fascinating workshops and extensive discussions“, Chen explained.
The seminar included discussions about vaccinations and their representation in the media, the opening of an exhibition concerning the topic of intestinal flora with the author of the book „Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ“, Giulia Enders, and workshops on laser cutting and exhibition design. The presentations given by the participants were very diverse. Chen talked about the possibilities of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) in the field of architecture.
“I personally take home a lot of interesting experiences and insights from this week. Not only did I benefit from this trip in terms of language, it also changed my perspective on many topics due to insightful lectures, inspiring exhibitions and the unique people I met. This seminar helped me broaden my horizon“, said Chen.
The third edition of the “Semaine des jeunes talents scientifiques francophones“ is going to take place next year. “I can only advise everybody interested in science and the French language to participate in this inspiring and profitable week”, adds Chen.
The institute Francais d’Autriche covered the costs of airline tickets and accommodation and also assisted the students with the preparation of their presentations. "Universcience" organised the programme and paid for lunch and public transport.