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Hands-on: Internship leads students from Istanbul to IHP

In the lab at IHP: Dr. Mehmet Kaynak (left) with students from Sabancı University in Istanbul © IHP 2017

In the lab at IHP: Dr. Mehmet Kaynak (left) with students from Sabancı University in Istanbul © IHP 2017

IHP’s Joint Lab provides young electronic engineers from Sabancı University in Istanbul with practical knowledge in complementary research.

„This year is a record number of students“, says Dr. Mehmet Kaynak, department head at IHP, Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics in Frankfurt (Oder). Nine students from Sabancı University in Istanbul have just started their three months internship in the technology department. They perform research  on the common projects within the Joint Lab of IHP and Sabancı University and give also support to  IHPs different projects from European union or BMBF as well. “I could certainly state that IHP is great institution connecting academia and industry. Especially, Joint Lab provides a great opportunity to work on new technologies, innovative projects continuously throughout the year by utilizing the high competence of IHP on the state-of-art technologies”, summarises Melih Arda Duzceker, who is a senior bachelor student at Sabancı University.


The cooperation between IHP and Sabancı University has started in 2008 and  more than 50 students had the opportunity to work on cuttin-edge technologies under the cooperation.  Overall there are eight joint labs at IHP – two international and six national ones. “For us it is an unique chance to access well qualified young students who might be working with us on a long term basis”, says Prof. Bernd Tillack, Scientific director of IHP. Moreover, it is a great oppurtunity for students to learn more about research life in Germany and Europe as well as getting aware of worldwide research topics, adds Mehmet Kaynak who supervises the group.

The building and the infrastructure of the IHP were funded by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union, funds of the Federal Government and also funds of the Federal State of Brandenburg.