Profile of HIGRADE participants
Via the EcoDiff service provided by the French Ecological Society
The topic of my PhD was really appealing and I was really interested to extend my knowledge in landscape ecology and to continue conducting tropical research. Being in an interdisciplinary and high quality group was also really tempting.
Leipzig is a lovely city. It’s not a big city like Berlin but big enough to offer a lot of cultural opportunities (famous for music and art) and evening activities. I also really like the “green belt” that goes across the city resulting in a lot of parks and lakes. People are also friendly and open-minded.
The working environment in UFZ is really stimulating. Working in a high quality institution is challenging but a friendly environment makes it easier for everyone. HIGRADE also provides good help by offering high quality programmes.