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Brazilian Students Take Part In Research Programme In Sydney
The university has welcomed more than 210 students from Brazil for the start of the University semester.
It is a scholarship programme funded by the Brazilian Government. It aims to give undergraduate students from Brazil the opportunity to study science, technology, engineering, mathematics and innovation at the top universities around the world.
"It is great to welcome the best and brightest students from Brazil to the University of Sydney," Professor Tyrone Carlin, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education Operations) said in a statement.
As part of the programme the students will complete a 120-hour internship with researchers or industry.
Dr Fabio Ramos a senior lecturer from the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies has supervised 12 students as part of the programme.
"I wanted to be involved in this programme because when I was in my second year as an undergraduate, I started working with a researcher at my university and it changed my career. I decided that I wanted to do research too," Dr Ramos said.
"I wanted to work with students so they could think about research as part of their careers.
Students in Dr Ramos' lab work on robotics and developing machine-learning algorithms. Their work can be used for improving health outcomes for elderly patients.
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