I chose the PhD in Environmental Engineering because problems, especially the agricultural environment, are becoming a key concern now in China and I have worked in this area since 2001. I love Lisbon because it has better air quality, better environment, king people and has the famous football teams and clubs. ISA is a lovely place to study where professors and colleagues though their support gave me a feeling family, that helps me work easily and comfortably.
I chose UTL because it had a good reputation; my friends and acquaintances spoke well of the University. I would strongly recommend the management course at UTL because it’s very comprehensive course that teaches the basic concepts of management, which is very valuable. I have a great affection for the country. The people are very nice and always happy to help. My experience at the Technical University of Lisbon has been a very rich one, both educationally and personally. I managed to do a little of everything: make new friends, have fun, and develop my skills. I really enjoyed my four years at the University and felt very much at home here.
Zhen Ma joined the Centre for Structural Chemistry of IST almost two years ago. He was encouraged by articles he read in top scientific journals. He found an exceptional opportunity to advance his research in the area of catalysis and photo-luminescence in a very hospital and encouraging environment. Zhen Ma strongly recommends working and studying at IST to his students and colleagues in his hometown in the southern region of China because he became part of an incredibly supportive team and benefited from excellent lab equipments. Besides, he highlights the weather and the countryside: “the Portuguese coast is magnificent”.