The Fellows of the RECOMS project are midway through - they have been in post for over 1.5 year. To reflect on this milestone and their PhD journeys so far, a video was made during our previous Vienna training in February by the BOKU Doku team.
In September 2018, 15 RECOMS Fellows started their research career and PhD journey at 7 different institutes. The Fellows have been midway through with their projects, when we have asked these young researchers what they have learned in their first 1.5 year within the network. Their 'lessons learned' and reflections cover the challenges of pursuing a PhD, finding one’s place in academia, making an impact in the ‘real world’ and negotiating life in a foreign country.