Profile of HIGRADE participants

profile_photo_Masooma Batool
Name: Masooma Batool (Pakistan)

Department Computational Hydro Systems

Flag Pakistan
Research topic

Towards improved model-based assessment of regional scale water quality status

At UFZ since

September 2020

How did you learn about the UFZ?

I come to know about UFZ from my master's thesis supervisor who is working with a few people at UFZ in an international trans-disciplinary project.

Why did you come to the UFZ?

UFZ has well known reputation in the environment field which made my strong interest to pursue my PhD here. I was eager to find an opportunity where I can grow, improve more, and get new skills and UFZ perfectly fits my aim of doing so. I am confident that working at UFZ will broaden my career horizon and will contribute a lot to meet my passion of excelling myself into my research topic.

What do you like about the city you live in?

I live in Leipzig and I have a mix of feelings of living in a city and a beautiful town. For me, Leipzig has both a beauty of a busy city (For example in City centrum, train station) and quiet nature (like surroundings of centre and a beautiful biking track towards the Halle city). Everything in Leipzig is easy to access through either public transports or by cycling. I love the historical monuments of this city :)

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

I am enjoying courses at HIGRADE as they are well structured and very helpful for planing my PhD career in a pro-active way.

Your own links (e.g. homepage, publications)

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Personal information ("what else to do", etc.)

I like cultural exchange (like via food, language) with people from different backgrounds and cultures. I also love doing self-care, mental health and physical exercises.


Cycling, Netflix, travelling