Crushed but happy! – International researchers competed at Dragon Boat Festival

Imagine 17 international researchers dressed up in white t-shirts with their country flags attached to the back, some topping off their outfits with a nerdy touch of broken glasses and suspenders ;) Yes, that’s right and the picture above confirms it: Clearly, we were all set for the race! Maike and Claudia from the TU Dresden Welcome Center joined the team as captain, interpreter, paddler and drummer, respectively. Two weeks ago we had a first training session to get to know the technique, the race course and important commands. That was fun and, while all of us had sore muscles afterwards, it made us look forward to the […]

CRUSH! CRUSH! CRUSH! – International researchers compete in dragon boat cup

Last Saturday a dragon boat crewed with international researchers departed for their one and only training session. Most of them were sitting in such a boat for the first time of their lives. But nevertheless, they are eager to win the Nachwuchs-Pokal (“new talents’s cup”) in the dragon boat race on Sunday 28 June. The boat with the characteristic name “The Scientific Crushers” needs your help now! We are looking for fans and groupies to cheer us on while we are wearing ourselves out to win the race! Researchers from Vietnam, the Czech Republic, the United States, Estonia, Russia, India, […]