Summer School in Toronto

Tuesday 20 July 2010
Summer School in Toronto

A small group of computer science students and Prof. Rainer Herpers have been at our partner university in Toronto, Canada, for one week.

They have to do a lot of hard work, the university is huge and they are highly satisfied. This is approximately how the impressions of all those involved can be briefly summarised. According to Christian Langer, Marie Edle von Gäßler, Porya Shahrezaie and Thais Marina Schlee-Guimaraes (from left), the course is keeping the students quite busy, but at least the group of four is able to follow the lectures, which are held in English, without any difficulty. They also said that they had received a warm welcome - not only at York University itself, but also at Tartu College, where each of them has been provided with a single room. At this time of year, is is very important to have an air conditioner in your room.

Parallel to the Summer School, Prof. Rainer Herpers and three research associates are attending a workshop within the framework of the Alexander von Humboldt TransCoop Project. Over and above that, Prof. Herpers is going to work on two dual degree programmes with his Canadian colleagues.

The trip to Canada is going to end in Fredericton on the East Coast with a one-week stay at New Brunswick University. The two students enrolled in the dual degree programme there will be graduating with a double degree in autumn. Even in Fredericton, Prof. Herpers will not miss out on doing research: he wants to advance a joint project with Professor Ken Kent.

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