Several Indian students attempt to contact foreign university professors via email in search for their academic internship. The students express their desire to get international exposure. Experience in order to improve their academic talents in these emails.
On such Indian student did the same thing when he emailed a German professor. Arndt Last, about a research internship at Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. However, the professor’s response to his email has perplexed many people online.
A screenshot of the email was uploaded on X (previously Twitter) by a user named Harshit Tiwari, who claimed that the email was sent by a friend of his. In response to his email, titled ‘Seeking internship under your leadership,’ the professor stated that going to Germany would pollute the air, thus he cannot accept him. Many people are puzzled online.
“A German professor received an email from a friend offering a research internship in Germany!” Here’s what they said! “Can someone explain this remark?” an enraged Harshit tweeted.
My friend sent a mail for a research internship in Germany to a german professor ! Here whats the response was ! Can someone explain this remark 😡 pic.twitter.com/YmjlmwucjN
— Harshit Tiwari (@sayharshit) October 24, 2023
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While some online thought the professor’s remark was nasty and racist, others pointed out that he could be a passionate environmentalist concerned about the environmental impact of air travel. Here are a few of the responses: