Danilo Bertagna (ESR6) Internships, exchange programs, mobility periods, training courses, seminars, conferences… this used to be the academic world pre-corona. Students and professors moving around all the time, everywhere, carrying their posters and powerpoint presentations. English being spoken in a multitude of accents. Fancy coffee breaks...

Barbara Topolovec (ESR5) Hello everyone! I would like to share some thoughts related to personal development and mindset. Let’s start with scientific facts, something we all as researchers like. The science behind positive thinking A human brain has millions of brain cells called neurons. Each neuron consists of...

Amit Kumar (ESR4) In this blog, I would like to talk about India’s current situation regarding the water crisis and some ongoing projects and partnerships in order to solve the problems. Currently, India is suffering from one of its major and serious crises, not due to the...

Edwin Antonio Chingate (ESR3) My plan for today is to show you the clear link between environmental research, personal development, and gas stealing. But first I wanna talk a little bit about you. I know that you’re producing a lot of waste every day! You shower...

Silvana Quiton (ESR1) Hello readers, I’m Silvana ESR1. For most of us Nowelties, the first year of PhD has already come to an end. Last month, I started my first experience supervising a master thesis student, and I have to confess that as much as I...

Nikoletta Tsiarta (ESR14) The greatest philosophers were people who spent a lot of time thinking, developing theories and less time living. Most of them were self-taught, and they often would spend most of their life in the same place. But what has this to do with...

Nebojša Ilić (ESR13) With all the negative news circulating around due to the COVID-19 crisis, the world has fallen into turmoil lately and it is taking an obvious toll on everyone’s productivity and general well-being. Regardless, the NOWELTIES team is working diligently to overcome the restrictions...

Michele Ponzelli (ESR12) Whether you are a researcher or not, you have, at least once in your life, experienced what it means to fail and how it feels like. Fail an experiment, fail an activity, fail to meet a deadline, etc. That feeling of misery, of the...

Marina Gutierrez (ESR11) What do I do in my PhD? Where there is an infrastructure for wastewater treatment, its performance can be enhanced by adding a specific material. I am that person who looks forward to obtaining clean water by adding activated carbon to a tank. That’s...

Francis dela Rosa (ESR10) Hi readers! It’s my blog contribution time again. This year (2020) brings tough times for all people all over the world. In my previous blogs, I talked about focus, mamba mentality, EQ, and AQ. This time, I want to add two crucial factors,...