The TECH Talents research programme was targeted at students in their 1st or 2nd semester of an MSc programme. Hence, the duration was either 1.5 or 2 years. An average grade of 10 was a prerequisite for application.
The objective of the programme was to breed the new generation of researchers and developers from AAU.
As such, it created an environment driven by high ambitions in which the students – individually or as part of a group - worked with topics that had research timeliness and relevance, as well as high chances to produce research results and outputs that could be presented in top conferences and journals.
The main objective was to learn what research is: goals, methods, novelty, quality, impact and dissemination. TECH Talents Research gave hands-on experience of doing research, how to formulate, test and evaluate scientific hypotheses and how they create new knowledge. The students were part of a research environment in which they interacted with other researchers.
After each semester, there was an option to take a student out of the programme, if his og her average grade was below 10 or there was a well-motivated statement from the supervisor that stated that the student in question was not qualified.
Patrick Skov Johansen - TECH Talent student
Professor Petar Popovski - about TECH Talents