Registration to the mentoring programme extended to Feb. 28, 2017

BeWiSe new mentoring programme was presented on Feb. 3, 2017 at the Royal Observatory of Belgium. In order to allow new mentors and mentees to submit their application form and benefit from the scheme this year, the deadline for applications is postponed to Feb. 28, 2017.

More info on the programme here

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