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Industrial PhD

PhD or industry? One-million-dollar question: Going towards Academic field or Practical work? This is the most common question that will come to your mind after graduation. Each one of them has its advantages and disadvantages, so how should I pick one of them? I remember a piece of advice given to me by my professor during…

How COVID-19 affected my research career

Picking a topic for this blog article really was a struggle. I had so many different ideas – a typical day in Ph.D. life, the experiences of working in a multicultural and international environment, moving to a foreign country, living abroad, cultural diversity, … . But then I thought: why not talk about the world’s…

My PhD in a Research Institution

People often associate PhD life with an academic career. While you need a university to award you with a PhD title, it doesn’t mean that you strictly have to carry out your research inside the university. But choosing a PhD can be a gruesome task, because you never know if it’s going to be a…

Across the world for a PhD

To become an ESR in the ITN Windmill project, I left my job and life in Brazil and moved to Germany. Today I will explain how the moving process was, what cultural differences, weather challenges, and languages I had to adjust to and how the adaptation went. I will also describe the support I received…

How I became an Early Stage Researcher

My name is Cristian and I am one of the 15 ESRs of the ITN WindMill Project. I get asked a lot what my job is and how I got it, so I will try to explain it in this article. When I was a B.Sc. student, I was lost in the face of so…