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Rafiqul Islam: I could become part of a worldwide community UNIVR stories

I am a Maria Skłodowska-Curie fellow under the INVITE project framework at the University of Verona, Italy. My research project is entitled “Rainwater Harvesting in Fighting Climatic Concerns and Women Empowerment in Bangladesh”. I began this project in 2019. I have published three papers, two conference proceedings, one accepted, and two are in progress during this research. I have received excellent support from my supervisor,...

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Mathieu Repellin: A wonderful experience to open my worldview UNIVR stories

After 3 years of PhD thesis under the INVITE program proposed within the European Union’s Horizon 2020, I’m glad to make a summary of this enriching experience. The INVITE program offered to all our 14 PhD candidates of different scientific disciplines a unique experience with multidisciplinary and international approach. The meta-disciplinary training and research programme proposed to each of the PhD candidates offered a real...

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Bruno Dos Santos Lima: More and more doors open for me now UNIVR stories

The INVITE program is coming to an end. Three years have passed since we first arrived in Verona to start a PhD programme, and we have come so far since then. The department of medicine, in particular the section of general pathology, has provided me a truly joyful place to work at for the past 3 years. Indeed, it has been a pleasure to have...

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Aboubakr Salamah: An experience for life UNIVR stories

Three years have passed, full of passion, excitement and learning experiences, but also hard times, stumbles and challenges. Being an INVITE student funded by the prestigious Marie Curie fellowship program under Horizon 2020 is a big honor and a great responsibility.


Bankole Molakun: INVITE opened doors of opportunities for me UNIVR stories

My INVITE experience has been wonderful and fulfilling. During my time as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie PhD student at the University of Verona, I have had the opportunity to learn new research techniques related to my field of study, which would help me advance my career as a neuroscientist. During this time, I was able to present my research to people of like minds at conferences,...

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Samaneh Najafi UNIVR stories

INVITE was a fantastic, very intense and selective programme and I am still amazed that I have been selected to take part in it. Beyond the prestigious title of Marie Curie scholarship and great financial supports, one of the worth achievements was the relationships we made in the INVITE group which made my Ph.D. a never-ending period in my life. Outstanding friends around the world...

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Cristian Andres Carmona Carmona: I am ready for new adventures UNIVR stories

My experience as INVITE student started on November 1st, 2018.  I was very happy for this opportunity, but at the same time I was full of concerns about arriving to a place where everything was completely new to me. Fortunately, I received all the support from the university´s team to initiate this adventure and conclude it with a happy ending. It would be impossible to...

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Petra Bjelica: A life-changing experience UNIVR stories

The experience with the INVITE project was life-changing both on a personal and professional level. A combination of living and working in Italy and being provided with remarkable professional opportunities and support from the University of Verona was overall very rewarding. I enjoyed the Italian culture and art while being deeply immersed in high-quality research and intellectual progress. In a multicultural academic environment, I have...

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Maja Nisevic: In Verona I felt at home UNIVR stories

As the Maria Skłodowska-Curie fellow under the INVITE project frame at the University of Verona, I started my PhD studies on 1 October 2018.  The Department of Law at the University of Verona has been my academic home. The support I have received from my supervisor prof Stefano Troiano has directly contributed to the final product and who I am today as a person and...

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fbt UNIVR stories

Being chosen as one of the INVITE fellows in 2018, I found myself in front of a difficult choice: to return to the university getting a chance to make a new experience of rich intercultural exchange in a different country or continuing to work in my homeland and establishing myself as a professional. The choice was not easy as I knew for sure that the...

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