Profile of HIGRADE participants

profile_photo_Rui Yin
Name: Rui Yin (China)

Department Community Ecology

Flag China
Research topic

Effects of climate change and land use on litter decomposition, soil biota and nutrient dynamics

At UFZ since

October 2014

How did you learn about the UFZ?

Helmholtz Association is one of the famous institution in Europe and the most powerful scientific research institution in Germany. According to my academic background, I found the UFZ which is a subdivision of Helmholtz Association from the website.

Why did you come to the UFZ?

I choose and come to UFZ, because UFZ can offer me the high-quality research platform and Professional tutor for my research topic.

What do you like about the city you live in?

I like Halle(Saale) so much and I regard it as my second hometown. Living in halle is quite comfortable and make me always keep calm, and the people in Halle is very friendly and helpful. I think cosy and silent city like Halle is more suitable for scientific worker to live and work.

How do you like it at the UFZ / in HIGRADE?

I love my institution-UFZ. For one thing, here I feel the freedom of academic, for another, I gain many chance to get touch with scientists from different related scientific area. HIGRADE gives me a chance to obtain knowledge in different scientific fields and also offer all kinds of scientific research communication activities for us.


In my spare time, I love travel, music and sports, and I am very glad to make friends with people from different countries with different religions.