Profile of HIGRADE participants
A good friend of mine told me about it during my studies at the University of Göttingen.
I had a good feeling during my job interview (...and I like to go with my gut feeling). I was highly interested in the topic of water research and chemical analysis. And I had a very good first impression of my new colleagues. Finally, I also took into account the good reputation of the UFZ.
Leipzig is a very diverse and lively town. It is much bigger than my hometown, though not too big - you can easily reach every place by bike. I love that there is so much water in and all around the town - ideal for swimming and cycling along the shore.
After my graduation I wanted to work in the field of environmental science. The UFZ is the ideal place to do so. People here are experts in their field of research and always willing to share their knowledge. I'm happy to be part of it.
I love the sea, it is a wonderful place, and I also like rivers, their current and grace. The lake is my shelter on a hot summer day, what would I be in Leipzig without Cossi-bay? "Such nice little speech, thanks a lot" you may think, "but what's your point, dear little Miss Finckh?" My point is all this: lake, river and sea, as for this one word combining all three: Water. (First part of my PhD poem, DocDays 2019)
Aerial silks, going for a walk, swimming, cycling, bird watching