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How My Life Changed in 5 Months: A Digest

ither by choice or chance, you’ve reached my post. Not just any post, but the first in my series of posts. And we started straight away with a plot twist: it wasn’t my life that changed; in reality, it was just me. But I don’t want to confuse you! First things first, let’s start with proper introductions. In today’s post ...

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From confusion to enlightment

“COLO-what?”  These were exactly my thoughts when I first read about the project online. But first things first: It was a given for me, that I don’t “only” want to finish my studies with a master’s degree but top it off with a PhD. Additionally, I didn’t want to just do a PhD for a PhD’s sake; I was also ...

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From Erasmus to Marasmus to COLOTAN

Bringing Light into the Darkness   Though it’s well past midnight, a trace of daylight still lingers. It feels like it never truly gets dark here. It’s the summer of 2014 and I am visiting Uppsala for the first time. I reflect on the busy day I’ve had – finally meeting my distant relatives in person, having fika (= Swedish ...

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COLOTAN Kick-off event

EU H2020 MSCA-ETN COLOTAN virtually kicked it off…! In the week of 14thJune 2021, EU H2020 MSCA-ETN COLOTAN team members came together on Zoom from all over the world in order to kick off their promising project. COLOTAN started the Kick-off week with a team building day for the Early Stage Researchers (ESRs), followed by 2 days of enriching Research and ...

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COLOTAN Pre- Kick Off Meeting and Recruitment Event

On 21 January 2021, the COLOTAN Consortium had its Pre-kick off meeting which consisted of an informative session given by the project coordinator (KU Leuven) on the implementation of the project, focusing on the ‘start-up’, the ‘planning’ and the ‘next steps’ to kick off. Furthermore, the European Projects Advisor at LRD department of KU Leuven gave a presentation on the ‘project execution’, ...

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