Profile of HIGRADE participants
I learned about it through an online research about sustainable employers.
First of all, the topic of the PhD caught my interest. Especially, because of the interdisciplinary aspects which allow a research at the frontiers of environmental economics. As this philosophy is generally esteemed by the UFZ, I was really motivated to start my PhD at the UFZ. Also the (now) colleagues I met during the application/selection process were really welcoming and pleasant. Lastly, the structure of the PhD project and the support by the ESCALATE Research school and the HIGRADE graduate school were a great advantage in my opinion.
Leipzig seems like a quite liveable, young and dynamic city with lots of events offered and many spots to explore.
In my free time I enjoy outdoor activities like sports and hiking. I'm also into photography and in case of bad weather I favour a good read and cooking.