Dr Markus Beckers from ITA at “Young European Talent”

21/11/2017

Dr Markus Beckers from the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University was one of 50 young talents invited to the project "Young European Talent" (YET) from November 8-10, 2017, to Limburg, Netherlands. The participants were aged 18-35 years, came from five European countries and were nominated by their ministries and embassies for their special talents. Dr Beckers qualified himself for the competition by winning the Paul Schlack-Honorary Prize 2017 and as a supervisor of the Hanns-Voith-Stiftungspreis 2017.

  Dr. Markus Beckers (ITA) ITA Dr. Markus Beckers (ITA) with a poem written especially for YET by the Dutch writer Ester Naomi Perquin

The aim of the YET is to establish an international, high-quality network of young future decision-makers in Europe as well as a network meeting for such cooperation.

Together with the Honorary Consuls from Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany and France as well as high-ranking speakers from the five areas of science, business, sports, culture and public administration, the participants attended a diversified three-day program.

We are delighted that an ITA post-doc has qualified for YET," said Prof. Dr Gries, Head of ITA. "This shows us that we are on the right track in research and teaching."

Dr Beckers adds: "To be honest, it is a very strange feeling to be considered one of the future leaders and role models in Europe. But I think it's time to realise that every single one of us has a responsibility to shape and advance our common future. With every part we contribute, we're making the world a slightly better place."