Feedback from the “outside” always helps me to re-adjust this perception and to appreciate the opportunities I have through my PhD studies.
How time flies – second year of PhD
So, more than one quarter of my official PhD program is already over. No reason to panic, yet. But the four years don't seem as long now as they did at first.
Moving to Sweden
I am driving home for Christmas… I literally am, while writing these lines. In my case that means an approximate 12-hour train ride from Sweden to Germany. Not too bad, if everything goes according to plan (usually not the case). However, it makes me start thinking why I decided to live and work abroad in …
Doing a PhD, from impossible to reality
When I started my undergraduate studies in biosciences back in 2011 at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, I never had the intention of doing a PhD. Honestly, I had no clue what a PhD student did, nor what it meant to work in science. Growing up in a small village in central Germany, science …