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The challenges and origin of SURREAL - an interview with Prof. Dr. Martin Dijst

Prof. Dr. Martin Dijst is the initiator of the SURREAL project and the consortium coordinator. Two ESRs, Usha Dahal and Gill Gurkeerat, had chat with him about the SURREAL project. Here is the transcript. Q: How did the concept of the SURREAL project start? Healthy Urban Living program: the foundation of the SURREAL project As […]

My PhD journey: from the hustle and bustle of India to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

I was born and raised in Mumbai, India. Most of my life was spent in the northern suburb of Mumbai, far from the city Centre. As the lifeline of the city – the local train was my favorite mode of transport. It allowed me to traverse the length and the breadth of the city at […]

Introducing policy analysis through the conversation between two early-stage researchers - Part 2

This is the second part of the conversation between two SURREAL ESRs about doing policy analysis. Read the first part of this conversation. Policy analysis is becoming an increasingly popular tool in science because it serves to enrich current scientific understandings of everyday problems by helping to understand the context of policy decisions while also […]

Introducing policy analysis through the conversation between two early-stage researchers - Part 1

Policy analysis is becoming an increasingly popular tool in science because it serves to enrich current scientific understandings of everyday problems by helping to understand the context of policy decisions while also providing practical recommendations to policymakers. But doing a policy analysis is not free from challenges. Two SURREAL ESRs are doing policy analysis. Usha […]

The challenges and origin of SURREAL - an interview with Prof. Dr. Martin Dijst

Prof. Dr. Martin Dijst is the initiator of the SURREAL project and the consortium coordinator. Two ESRs, Usha Dahal and Gill Gurkeerat, had chat with him about the SURREAL project. Here is the transcript. Q: How did the concept of the SURREAL project start? Healthy Urban Living program: the foundation of the SURREAL project As […]

My PhD journey: from the hustle and bustle of India to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

I was born and raised in Mumbai, India. Most of my life was spent in the northern suburb of Mumbai, far from the city Centre. As the lifeline of the city – the local train was my favorite mode of transport. It allowed me to traverse the length and the breadth of the city at […]

Introducing policy analysis through the conversation between two early-stage researchers - Part 2

This is the second part of the conversation between two SURREAL ESRs about doing policy analysis. Read the first part of this conversation. Policy analysis is becoming an increasingly popular tool in science because it serves to enrich current scientific understandings of everyday problems by helping to understand the context of policy decisions while also […]

Introducing policy analysis through the conversation between two early-stage researchers - Part 1

Policy analysis is becoming an increasingly popular tool in science because it serves to enrich current scientific understandings of everyday problems by helping to understand the context of policy decisions while also providing practical recommendations to policymakers. But doing a policy analysis is not free from challenges. Two SURREAL ESRs are doing policy analysis. Usha […]
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