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Borealis to recognize top student-research papers

The Borealis Student Innovation Award recognizes two outstanding and innovative research papers, with two separate awards, one for a master’s degree and one for a doctoral degree graduate. Each includes the actual award and a certificate. In addition, €5000 is awarded to the doctoral degree graduate and €3000 to the master’s degree graduate winner.


The Borealis Student Innovation Award is open to graduates anywhere in the world in the fields of chemistry, polymers, or applications, with a particular focus on polyolefins, olefins, or melamine. Their master’s or doctoral thesis should not be more than two years old and must be completed by Oct. 31, 2009. The final date for submissions is Nov. 27, 2009.

A jury composed of independent academics and Borealis representatives will assess the incoming abstracts and select the winners. Award recipients will be invited to present their theses during the Borealis Innovation Day event, which will take place in January 2010. Borealis ran a limited pilot program during 2008, which brought in more than 200 applications and has led to the introduction of the full award scheme in 2009. One of the 2008 awardees now works for Borealis. For more information go to www.borealisgroup.com or contact Kerstin Meckler, Borealis’ head of communications, at [email protected]. [email protected]

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