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Student exchange programme for ICG schools 2018

The ICG summer school in Montpellier in 2017

Students at ICG’s annuals schools in Montellier, France, and Wuhan, China, will now have the chance to experience a new culture at the same time as attending one of these schools thanks to student exchange support from China Triumph Engineering.

ICG is now involved in two annual schools training new researchers to work with glass. One is a summer school in Montpellier, France, which this year celebrates its 10th Anniversary. The second is a winter school in Wuhan, China, now in its fourth year. More detail on the content of these two schools can be found on the ICG website (
A new development this year gives students a chance to experience a new culture at the same time as attending one of these schools. Financial support has been offered by China Triumph Engineering for the 2018 Winter and Summer Schools in Wuhan and Montpellier to allow up to seven European students to attend the next planned ICG Winter School in Wuhan, China (2018) and for a similar number of students from Asia to attend the next Montpellier School, France (2018).
This support provided will cover half the travel and accommodation costs plus half the school fees, subject to the prior agreement of the conference organisers.
Applicants should be in the early stages of research for a PhD in the glass field or have only recently taken a research position in the glass industry.
To apply, students should submit a CV to the conference organisers, along with a brief statement of how they hope to benefit from the experience, a supporting letter from their Supervisor and their anticipated costs. They will be expected to submit a statement of what they gained from the experience after the event and to provide a detailed account of their expenses with receipts before they will be reimbursed.
Because considerable competition is expected for these grants, students should not commit themselves to any expenses before their support has been confirmed. Those interested can find more details at

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