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Backed by the European Union and its Member States, it supports researcher mobility and career development, while enhancing scientific collaboration between Europe and the world.
EURAXESS connects researchers and entrepreneurs, allows universities and businesses to find talent and provides information about projects and funding.
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Jaqueline Godoy's experiences:
My Husband and I came from Brazil to the Czech Republic in order to follow part of my PhD program at "The Institute od Science" in Prague. Considering the long waiting period to get the visa, the vice-consul of the Czech Republic's Consulate in Sao Paulo advised us to travel to the Czech Republic, start the PhD research and wait for the answer here in Prague.What the EURAXESS Service Center has done for us is far beyond our expectation and everything I had hoped that would happen.
Christophe moved from France to Norway in January 2008 to accept a post-doctoral research fellowship at Physics of Geological Processes, a Centre of Excellence at UiO (University of Oslo), where Karin Brastad, of the EURAXESS Local Contact Point at the University, was ready with information and assistance. "In cases like mine, I can't imagine how the system could be any better. It was really helpful to have a contact person to turn to for all the necessary information", Christophe recalls.
Dennis James Madden's experiences:
Being a partner in PHYPODE project, funded by the European Union under the Marie Curie Initial Training Networks Initiative, University of Split hosts an early stage researcher. Dennis comes from Minnesota, USA and was recruited by the established research team from the Split School of Medicine led by Professor Zeljko Dujic,
PhD. "I cannot express my gratitude enough to Aleksandra, EURAXESS, and all the support and assistance I received from others along the way"
Marat Yakupov's experiences:
Marat came to Poland together with his family to take part in one of Marie-Curie projects funded by the European Commission. He signed an employment contract with his host
organisation Institute of Electron Technology (ITE) in Warsaw. This was before he signed his contract that he met Piotr Bednarek, a lawyer from the Warsaw EURAXESS Services Centre who helped him prepare the contract, invitation letters and assisted him with all the paper work from that point on.
Martha Suarez Peñaloza's experiences:
After finishing my PhD and working in France I wanted to get some international experience. In the beginning, Poland was not one of my considerations. I used the Euraxess portal as well as other websites in order to access job vacancy descriptions. When I found my post-doc description on Euraxess, I realized that it was perfectly matched to my research experience. Moving abroad was important for me and Poland was the opportunity to discover a side of Europe that was unknown.
Jobs & Funding: Science4Refugees initiative