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Announcement of the 2013-2014 Sloane Robinson Foundation Scholarships

This year the Sloane Robinson Foundation has awarded two scholarships to graduates undertaking the Department of Engineering Science’s MSc course in Biomedical Engineering. The two students are Thaís Roque (Jesus College) from Brazil and Ritankar Das (Lincoln College) from India.

The Sloane Robinson Foundation has funded scholarship programmes for MSc students at the University of Oxford’s Department of Engineering Science since 2006. These have been awarded to students demonstrating exceptional talent and promise in the field of biomedical engineering who have been offered a place on the taught MSc in Biomedical Engineering.

Thaís said: “I plan to use the money to purchase some reading material so that I am able to expand my knowledge base and learn more about the wider applications of biomedical engineering. This will help not only in understanding the material covered in the lecture series, but also in the development of my thesis”.

Thaís Roque 2013-2014 Sloane Robinson Students Ritankar Das

Ritankar said: “This scholarship will help me to fulfil my long-term career goals and provide support for obtaining enrichment resources during my time at Oxford in the short-term. My future plan is to sharpen my expertise in biomedical engineering through further education in the USA after completing my studies at Oxford”.

Our special thanks to the trustees of the Foundation, Mr George Robinson and Mr Hugh Sloane, for their continued support and personal commitment to Biomedical Engineering - it is greatly appreciated.