Scientific papers are discussed in depth during class, with small and tightly-focused groups interacting to fine-tune each task.
"It is not easy at the beginning, and it is vital to be well prepared before each class. Everything is very new: the jargon, the academic terms, the more advanced statistical analyses. But after a year in this universe, our progress is surprising."
Claudio Ferreira, MSc Student.
Every two weeks a visiting professor is invited to present a research project that is still underway.
“The Graduate Seminars format allows students to really learn how to present their projects. Sooner or later, all of us will be up there presenting our own work, and the Graduate Seminars program helps endow us with the confidence needed to do so!"
Lucia Barros, PhD Student.
One of the most interesting aspect of the program is the fact that it encourages students to study abroad for at least a semester, enriching their academic record with additional classes, fostering participation in research projects and above all allowing exchanges with researchers at respected universities throughout the world.