Julius Baer visits the 2018 Summer Students

On 25 July, the CERN & Society Foundation welcomed Julius Baer to CERN, represented by Gabriele Odone, Managing Director, Market Head Private Banking Geneva and Member of the Management Committee, Region Switzerland, François Miech, Executive Director, Intermediaries Western Switzerland and Christian Couyoumtzelis, Ph.D., Executive Director, Investment Advisor Private Banking.

The gentlemen met and talked with the five Non-Member State Summer Students that were generously supported by Julius Baer in 2018.  Julius Baer’s gift was for the students to participate in an intensive eight-week summer training programme at CERN where they had the opportunity to work alongside CERN physicists and engineers to learn, develop valuable networks and share knowledge across borders.

Group photo of representatives of Julius Baer and the Non-Member State Summer Students supported by Julius Baer in 2018. (Image: CERN)

The students who were given this training opportunity come from Thailand, Ireland, Singapore, China and Colombia.   

During the discussion, the students described their studies and the work they were performing at CERN, as well as their appreciation to Julius Baer for giving them this opportunity.  On behalf of Julius Baer, Gabriele Odone expressed his pleasure at meeting the students and said that it was an important responsibility for Julius Baer to provide young, promising scientists, such as these students, the chance to come to Geneva and enhance their education at CERN.

Coming to CERN has given me such a great opportunity to see how much I know and how much I need to learn. - Zongjin, Singapore

Both CERN and Julius Baer look forward to continuing a close and rewarding relationship in the future.


At CERN I am learning a different way to think about things, particularly learning with a fresh approach. I look forward to transferring my new knowledge to the others at home, hopefully I can inspire them. - Cressida, Ireland 


About Non-Member State Summer Student Programme

The Non-Member State Summer Student Programme is a CERN & Society project supported by external voluntary funding.  In summer 2018, 142 summer students from 67 countries around the globe were trained at CERN, resulting in an overall participation of more than 1,300 students since the Programme officially started in 2003.  The  Programme’s ambition is to help strengthen the scientific capacity and knowledge capital of the students’ countries, contributing to international scientific and cultural diplomacy.

About Julius Baer

Julius Baer is the leading Swiss private banking group and a premium brand in global wealth management, with a focus on servicing and advising sophisticated private clients.  The Swiss private bank has its origins dating back to 1890 and is present in over 25 countries and more than 50 locations around the world.

Julius Baer takes its social responsibility seriously.  Guided by its core values, it promotes youth education, community engagement and sustainability in all areas.

About CERN & Society Foundation

The CERN & Society Foundation is a non-profit charitable foundation, established in 2014 by CERN to enable private support for a variety of projects that go beyond fundamental particle physics in the fields of scientific education & outreach, innovation & knowledge exchange, culture & creativity.  The CERN & Society projects aim to spread the CERN spirit of scientific curiosity for the inspiration and benefit of society. Please visit our website at: https://cernandsocietyfoundation.cern/