What makes ESO's Studentship programme unique and attractive?
As the foremost astronomy organisation and the world's most productive observatory with three cutting-edge observing sites in Chile's Atacama desert, ESO is clearly a special place to work and to do astronomy. ESO offers many unique opportunities for students that cannot be obtained elsewhere:
- ESO students have an opportunity to share a truly international environment where they work closely with people from different cultures and disciplines.
- ESO provides an innovative and creative environment where students are empowered to make an individual contribution.
- ESO students may have the opportunity to visit the observatories and to get involved in small technical projects aimed at giving insights into the observatory operations and instrumentation.
- ESO has a lively scientific environment with a large number of astronomers, and a wide offer of scientific talks.
- ESO students have several figures that support them: a Staff Astronomer acts as official supervisor, a Fellow acts as mentor and more than 50 other Ph.D. students in the campus are a precious source of information.
ESO Studentship in Garching
- The Garching campus is one of the largest in Europe with several other Astronomical Research Institutes: http://www.forschung-garching.de/
- ESO is part of the IMPRS programme gathering various institutes in Munich and opening relevant courses in Astronomy and Computer Science
- The Garching campus hosts one of the best Supercomputer in the world, and ESO is part of the Computational Centre for Particle Physics and Astrophysics within the Excellence Cluster: http://www.universe-cluster.de/c2pap
- Munich is a well-connected, beautiful place with lots of things to do, and is often ranked among the 10 best cities in the World to live in.
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ESO Studentship in Santiago
- The Vitacura campus is a lively scientific environment comprising almost 100 astronomers. Santiago also hosts several active astronomical depeartments in universities.
- Students are in direct contact with the staff of the La Silla Paranal Observatory and ALMA and thus benefit from a unique in-house expertise in instrumentation and observational techniques.
- Students have the opportunity to visit Paranal and La Silla and are encouraged to participate in a one-week observatory project where (s)he contributes to the improvement of operational aspects and instrument characterisation.
- With its grand cities and breathtaking landscapes, South America is a great place to visit and live in.
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- Sightseeing in Santiago