Amit Kumar (ESR4) Hello everyone! In this blog, I am going to share some of my personal views about being a PhD student here in Serbia. Let me start from the beginning, I obtained my previous degrees from universities in India. While pursuing my postgraduate studies, I...

Edwin Antonio Chingate (ESR3) It’s been a long trip for me. Now, even though I feel exhausted, I’m ready to start a new challenge. This is how my life is going...

Ana Paulina López (ESR2) ESR formation involves international mobility in different ways, from short trips to conferences to longer stays during mobility periods. When stepping in a PhD journey, one should be prepared to travel when the time arrives. For us, the 14 ESR, our full...

Silvana Quiton (ESR1) It has been suggested that the Homo Sapiens secret of success is large-scale cooperation (Harari, 2019). From humanity early beginnings till now, we have created very sophisticated networks of cooperation in our modern life. Scientific community is based on cooperation Cooperation within the scientific community...

Nikoletta Tsiarta (ESR14) Each language has its alphabet, and this is what shapes the words and, consequently, the sentences, the paragraphs, and in general, the way of expressing ourselves. Words are essential to make ourselves understood. We, as scientists, need to find the right ones to communicate...

Nebojša Ilić (ESR13) Hello again! In my previous blog post, I introduced you to a family of chemicals (PFAS) that have been around since the 1960s and proven to be harmful in the late 1990s. These “forever chemicals” have been accumulating in the water bodies all...

Michele Ponzelli (ESR12) If at the end of my master’s degree, they had asked me if I would prefer to continue my studies, I would have answered with a sharp no. I felt that I had studied enough, and I wanted to finally put into practice what...

Marina Gutierrez (ESR11) “Contrary to the fashion in most prefaces, I will not add that “all mistakes and shortcomings are entirely my responsibility.” That is sheer bourgeois subjectivism. Responsibility in matters of these sorts is always collective, especially with regard to the remedying of shortcomings.” Walter Rodney,...

Francis dela Rosa (ESR10) Hi readers! It’s my blog contribution time again. Camilo (ESR 8), Sabrina (ESR 9), and I (ESR 10) have similar topics that are related to photocatalysis, and they both already gave great explanations in their blog contributions. The main difference among our studies...

Sabrina de Boer (ESR9) The development of the magnetic levitation (maglev) train in Germany could be denounced as a failure. Billions were invested in creating a faster and more efficient way of transportation. In the end, it was not applied in Europe. Not because it was...