Sri KOLLA testimonial

 

Sri KOLLA, PhD

University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication, Indian, single

 

"I found my current research position on Euraxess job portal and I would recommend Euraxess without a doubt to anyone at any given point of time. Euraxess website is a place to go if anyone is looking for academic and research positions, or anything related to career counseling etc. I still need to explore more Euraxess funding opportunities."

 

1. What was the main reason for coming to Luxembourg?

 Career

 Studies

 

 Love

 Family

 

 Other

 

 

 

Please describe more in detail why did you decide to settle in Luxembourg.

It is a privilege to live in one of the European Union capitals with access to decent scholarships for PhD students. I am a travel addict therefore Luxembourg is optimal location for voyage desires. The social life is not that boring here, there is something happening all the time.

2. Since when are you living in Luxembourg?

Since October 2018.

3. What kind of research are you doing? Tell us please a bit about your work.

I am currently working with quantifying lean and industry 4.0 in small and medium scale enterprises in the Greater Region of Luxembourg. My research includes extensive literature survey in assessment models of lean and industry 4.0, design and developing a model suitable for manufacturing SMEs in Luxembourg and in the Greater Region and conducting workshops, developing case studies for companies to enhance their productivity potential.

4. What obstacles you had to face before your arrival in Luxembourg?

Visa process took longer than expected.

5. What were the biggest challenges you had to deal with after your arrival?

Nothing! I am a social extrovert therefore it was easy to find something to do :D

6. What Euraxess services did you use? Services related to:

 Job opportunities

 Work permit

 Entry conditions/visas

 Accommodation

 

 Health insurance

 Medical care

 

 Pension rights

 Day care, schooling & family related issues

 

 Career advice

 Taxation

 

 Funding opportunities

 Banking

 

 Information about the culture of the host country/language courses

 Other

 

 

7. What role did Euraxess play in this whole process?

I found the opportunity on Euraxess job portal.

8. What is the best thing about living / working in Luxembourg and why?

Easy access to greatest traveling locations in Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and France!

9. What was surprising for you when you moved to Luxembourg?

How can it rain all the time?

10. What is the main difference between Luxembourg and your country of origin (personally and professionally)?

 Working culture (less hierarchical vs. hierarchical)

 Life style (open-minded vs. conservative)

 Weather (rainy vs. warm)

 Food (Not spicy vs. spicy)

11. What do you miss from your home country?

Family.

12. What has Luxembourg given you professionally and personally?

An opportunity to work for one of the most prestigious institutes in Central Europe. Personally nothing yet!

13. What about your future plans in Luxembourg or abroad?

 Play for Luxembourg national Cricket team (Yes! It exists.)

 Get a challenging position after my PhD.

 Learn French.

14. Would you recommend Euraxess and why?

I would recommend Euraxess without a doubt to anyone at any given point of time. Euraxess is a place to go if anyone is looking for academic and research positions or anything related to career counseling etc. I still need to explore more the Euraxess funding opportunities.

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