Young Academics from Switzerland in India

Get more insights into the nature of Indo-Swiss academic exchanges and learn first hand from young academics about how they manage their intercultural journey. Many thanks to the young scholars from the Swiss universities for sharing their Indian experience with us.. enjoy reading!

Julia Vegh – University of St.Gallen

Swiss M.A. student in Business Innovation on her semester abroad at Indian School of Business (ISB) in Hyderabad and Mohali.
‘I was interested in getting to know another culture. In my opinion, living in a country and studying or working there is the best way to do that.’

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Sarah Bärtschi – University of Bern

Swiss PhD student in German Literature on her talks at Jawaharlal Nehru University and University of Delhi.
‘I think doctoral students should – besides sitting in their study – go out, travel and foster academic relations.’

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Hynek Paul and Jorit Schmelzle – ETH Zurich

Two Physics talents from ETH Zurich on their exchange at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB).
Hynek: ‘My stay in India definitely taught me to be patient and see things in a more relaxed manner. Sometimes things just don’t work out that way you like.’
Jorit: ‘Being in India taught me to improvise while at the same time staying motivated and focused.’

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Mira Lorenz & Timon Heinis – ETH Zurich

Master Students from ETH Zurich in Food Science and Mechanical Engineering on their research at Bühler India.
‘The organization of our stay was really good, and the people very nice. We always felt welcome and met many new people, also to go out with and join the city’s vibrant nightlife.’

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Guillaume von Roten – University of Lausanne (UNIL)

Student of Finance at University of Lausanne (UNIL) on his internship at swissnex India.
‘I wanted to gain work experience in another field than finance and add a valuable personal experience to my formation in general. I found myself being part of a very lively network and I got in contact with many people and, therefore, could expand my personal network too.’

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Sébastien Chenaux – University of Lausanne (UNIL)

Student of Medical Biology at the University of Lausanne (UNIL) on his experience at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) in Bangalore.
‘Working here in Bangalore is a pleasure. I can acquire new skills relevant to both scientific and personal life. Thanks to the people of swissnex India I also met nice people outside the lab and could make friends with Swiss and Indians very quickly.’

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