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"You come from a country in war, then you have to build a future...I have to work hard for this."


Mohammad shines in robotics in Coimbra
Mohammad shines in robotics in Coimbra LUSA/PAULO NOVAIS


"Mohammad, one of the Syrian students supported by the Global Platform for Syrian Students, had 20 values in his master's thesis in Mechanical Engineering and became a "fundamental" piece in the robotics laboratory of the University of Coimbra.

As soon as the 20 values are spoken, Mohammad starts laughing in a half-timid way, and refuses to reap the rewards: "It was because of the help of my friends and my teacher, who is very bright and gave me many ideas ".


A native of Damascus, but of Palestinian origin, he left Syria shortly after the war broke out in the country in 2011. The Syrian, who had always had robots as a passion since childhood, spent two years in Algeria and was unable to pursue his studies .

He arrived at the University of Coimbra (UC) in 2014, in the framework of the platform launched by the former President of the Republic Jorge Sampaio: "March 28, 2014", says by heart."


Read the article about Mohammad and other students supported by the GP4SYS wrote by LUSA (in Portuguese) and published by Publico.


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  • Source: Civil Society, Global Platform for Syrian Students
Last modified on Tuesday, 14 February 2017 12:20

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