Profile of HIGRADE participants
I was looking for PhD positions in environmental sciences and found the UFZ via helmholtz.de.
The UFZ has a good reputation and was recommended by my former colleagues. My research topic is not only interesting but also highly relevant in today's society.
Leipzig is affordable and not too big. It looks a bit run-down in some places but has a certain kind of charm to it. There are lots of cultural and recreational activities available.
I like my colleagues and the productive atmosphere in my department. HIGRADE offers a nice selection of courses. But most importantly, the supervision of PhD students is great.
Gaming, programming, reading sci-fi novels, origami.