Take the train to conferences – personal statements as seeds for joining niche forces

At one point during IST2018, a small group of PhD students figured, hey, I am not the only one who came by train, there are others, traveling by train. And they share my positive experiences and convictions! I am not the odd-one-out, there is a niche and hey, we all want the thing to grow!… Continue reading Take the train to conferences – personal statements as seeds for joining niche forces

Tales of travelling by train to conferences – told from the train to Manchester

by Franziska Meinherz I have flown over many countries, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Mongolia, Uruguay, Libya, Greenland… yet I have seen nothing of them. Travelling by ground transportation, I have gotten to know many countries. I have seen impressive thunderstorms in the Pyrennese mountains, realised how vast the deserts in central Spain are, and how green the… Continue reading Tales of travelling by train to conferences – told from the train to Manchester

Shaping the future of our network: outcomes of the network workshop at the IST2017

Graph and (edited) text by Mara van Welie. In the “PhDs in Transitions workshop” at the IST in Gothenburg, 24 PhD students and early career researchers came together to discuss the future strategies and directions of the network. Despite the late hour on a Sunday evening (!), the discussions were fruitful and energetic. The participants… Continue reading Shaping the future of our network: outcomes of the network workshop at the IST2017