To date, only students from Israel and Palestine have been supported by the scholarship scheme of German federal state of North-Rhine-Westphalia, but this year, it has been extended to include Jordan: the Bonn-Rhine-Sieg University of Applied Sciences now has a scholar from this scheme, too - namely Rabeaa Alkhateeb.
With its scholarship scheme, the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia is funding a three-month research period for twelve students from Israel, Palestine and, for the first time, Jordan. Our University is the only university of applied sciences to have been assigned a scholar; the others are enrolled at North Rhine-Westphalian universities and one of them is working at the Nuclear Research Centre in Jülich during this period.
Rabeaa Alkhateeb has already been in Rheinbach for a whole month: she wanted to take advantage of her stay in Germany to conduct additional stem cell research in our laboratory. Prof. Dr Edda Tobiasch and Dr Andreas Pansky are now jointly supervising the young scientist. She is enjoying the atmosphere and the study conditions on the Rheinbach Campus so much that she has decided to enroll for the Master's degree course in Biomedical Sciences here. At present she is making all the necessary organisational arrangements.