Good memories: Award from the King of Spain

On its 11th anniversary, I wanted to share with you my experience when obtained the “DAAD – La Caixa” award. This award was given to 25 outstanding Spanish PhD students to develop a research project in German universities. The award was given by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Spanish bank “La Caixa”, and the diploma was handed by His Majesty Juan Carlos I, King of Spain, in a solemn ceremony in Madrid in April 2008. The interview to obtain this award was very challenging, as it alternated questions in Catalan, Spanish, English and German. This was the first important scholarship I received, and paved the way for other important awards that came later.

Mario Lanza receiving the “DAAD – La Caixa” award from His Majesty Juan Carlos I, King of Spain.