I really appreciate the Marie Curie project, where we have many opportunities to communicate with young scholars from different European countries.
I finished my bachelor study in Automation at Southeast University in Nanjing, China and obtained my master degree in Informatik(Computer Science) at RWTH-Aachen University in Germany. After that I came back to China and worked on natural language processing . One day I talked with my best friend about our future plan, he told me the blockchain technique will be a really interesting study topic. China is accelerating research on blockchain technology. So I tried to collect information about Ph.D. positions.
I found CLARIFY an interesting Ph.D. programme and its research content is in line with my interests. After two rounds of interviews I got the position. The visa application process has become extremely lengthy but fortunately I made it after four months. Because of my previous experience in Germany, it was not so stressful to adapting to Norweigian lifestyle. However many offices are closed due to the epidemic and I got my bank account after two months I arrived here. It was terrible.
I really appreciate the Marie Curie project, where we have many opportunities to communicate with young scholars from different European countries. As a researcher, I like to feel independent and pursue work-life balance. Ample PhD salary and transportation subsidies have made my financial pressure much less and I can concentrate more on scientific research. At the same time, I like to research and discuss emerging technologies. I really like traveling and learning about different cultures. I hope the epidemic will pass quickly, and I want to take my family to Europe to enjoy a nice trip.
Jiahui Geng – ESR3.