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Student’s Profile:

Full name: Von Sierakowski Daniel;

From: Bremen University of Applied Sciences;

Field of study: Technical and Applied Biology;

Level: Graduate;

Exchange Term: Fall semester – AY 2020-2021

1. Why did you choose IU-VNU as your exchange destination, given that you must strictly follow the 14-day quarantine regulation and take more risks in the pandemic conditions?

I actually didn’t know about the quarantine before applying. That’s because I applied before corona emerged. The quarantine was a bullet I had to bite if I wanted to pursue the exchange or give up, which was out of the question for me. I applied because I visited the lab of Professor Thuận in person while visiting Vietnam one year ago. This was made possible, because another Professor from Vietnam was teaching at my home university in Bremen, Germany. The world must be a village after all.

2. How do you feel about your study at IU-VNU? (facility, study program, academic support, etc)

I mostly work in the lab and thus can’t share much about the study program. However, I can attest that the research in Professor Dr. Thuận’s lab: microscope is cutting edge stem cell research and that I am learning a lot. This is a great place to work, especially if you’re interested in helping other people through assisted reproductive technologies.