Student Voices

Rishi Mishra

from: India

Study Path: Biotechnology

 

 

„Super Awesome. A must-have experience“

 

 

 

Why did you choose this program?
At a particular stage of my life, I needed to make choices concerning my career and my future. Therefore, I short-listed my ideas, and the matter came down to Biotechnology, Business and Intellectual Property Law. Those are precisely the fields which the ISU program focuses on/mainly consists of. So, in the end, my decision was easy.

Was the participation in the Summer School useful for you? What have you gained?
It was very enlightening. As I was the youngest in the group, it particularly helped me grow up a bit more. I got to know a lot of people that are going to be part of my life, also in the future.

Any tips for future participants?
Come and experience! This program not only helps you in your career, but also in your life.

Please, summarize your experiences and impressions
Super awesome. A must-have experience.

Deborah Alcici Salomão

from: Brazil

Study Path: Arbitration

 

“An intense month, you will learn much more than you expect, have fun and make many connections around the globe”

 

 

Why did you choose this program?
I chose this program to expand my horizon as a lawyer and learn more about the interplay between innovations, biotechnology and intellectual property law. This is a strongly international and interdisciplinary field and this program has it all. It incorporates experts of all relevant fields as lecturers and connects students with a different legal and academic background.

What have you gained? Was the participation in the Summer School useful for you?
Absolutely! The course changed the way I see the innovation market and the IP law. Now I know how much effort, money and time it costs for a new product, drug or food to be introduced to the market. The combination between natural science, business and law offered by the ISU made it possible for me to have a complete insight into the subject of study. Moreover, the possibility to visit a leading pharmaceutical company and an international molecular biology laboratory was unique.

Any tips for future participants?
It is an intense month, you will learn much more than you expect, have fun and make many connections around the globe. Be prepared to go out of your comfort zone. If you have a legal background, you will learn a lot about science and be amazed by it. If you are in science, you will learn a lot about IP rights and how to enforce them. Oh! And enjoy the field trips to get to know Germany and have fun with your classmates!

Please, summarize your experiences and impressions
The ISU is hosted by a really nice university with very skilled professors. The course is so well structured that it could bring a heterogeneous class, with lawyers, biologists, business and informatics students to a whole new level of knowledge. The organizing team is very helpful and supportive. I am very glad I could participate in the ISU and will certainly recommend it to my colleagues and friends.

Tahreer Amro

from: Jordan

Study Path: Medicine

 

 

"Masterful experience - scientifically and socially"

 

 

 

Why did you choose this program?
As a medical doctor I realized that at this time medicine has become intersected with other sectors such as economy and law and how it is influenced by technological development and innovation. Therefore, the ISU program in Giessen was my option because it presents all these fields in a consistent manner.

Was the participation in the Summer School useful for you? What have you gained?
Through an intense month, I gained a lot of knowledge which was provided by highly qualified experts at an esteemed university. Also, I gained a lot of knowledge about the culture and history and civilization of Germany as a country which is to be held in high regards.

Any tips for future participants?
Come and share your thoughts freely in an open, sophisticated and multicultural atmosphere.

Please, summarize your experiences and impressions
Masterful experience - scientifically and socially!

Aleksandar Ristanić

from: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Study Path: Human Rights Law and Intellectual Property Rights

 

 

"I was attracted to this program because of its multidisciplinary approach"

 

 

 

Why did you choose this program?
I was attracted to this program because of its multidisciplinary approach. I specialised in the relationship between human rights law and intellectual property law, but I was curious to learn about first-hand experiences of people working in the field of technology. This program offered that opportunity.

Was the participation in the Summer School useful for you? What have you gained?
It turned out that the program offered so much more than just lectures. Meeting with the diverse and vibrant student body from all over the world has truly broaden my horizon. The business trips provided some new ideas and inspired plans for the future.

Any tips for future participants?
I would advise participants to take the most of German language courses. With English you will certainly not have troubles in getting around and finding what you need in Giessen, but don’t miss the opportunity to improve German skills.

Please, summarize your experiences and impressions
The dynamic four weeks were inspiring.