Pupil from Constanta gets Harvard scholarship to study earth science, which is not taught in the Romanian schools

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A boy from Constanța, southeastern Romania, has got a scholarship from the best university in the world. Darius Mardaru, who studies at Mircea cel Bătrân High School from Constanta, will go after graduating high-school to Harvard University in the U.S. to study earth science, a subject that is not taught in schools in Romania.

“I will continue with earth science, although this subject is not in the curriculum, there is an academic olympiad for this subject. I went to the international olympiad and I had to studied earth science for which notions of geology, meteorology, astronomy, paleontology, oceanography, hydrology are needed,” Darius told Digi24.

He studied English by himself and won several international medals for this discipline. Darius will get a full scholarship at Harvard. A year tuition fee costs USD 85,000, with this sum being fully granted by the university.

I find it extraordinary. As I haven’t done research so far it is something unique”, said Darius Mardaru.

He wants to specialise in earth science and planet sciences, but he is also interested in neuroscience, biochemistry and molecular biology.

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