Short Profile Dr. Christiaan WijntjesCopyright: © Christiaan Wijntjes
|Dr. Christiaan Wijntjes
|Country of Origin
|Current University/Research Institution
|Corteva Agriscience, Indianapolis, USA
|Key Research Area
|When and where did you gain your doctorate?
|2022, RWTH Aachen University
|When were you at RWTH, and what did you do during your stay?
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|How did you experience coming to Germany and to RWTH
(e.g. formalities etc., cultural differences, different science system, etc.)?
|I studied in The Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, and Germany. RWTH in Germany was by far the best experience, offering an accessible culture and a solid support system where needed. From a cultural and scientific perspective, such as social interaction, there are not so many differences between the Western European countries.
|Did you face any particular challenges in your professional career so far
(e.g. concerning work-life balance (dual career, care
responsibilities) or in the area of career development (decision in favor/against a scientific career/career in industry, etc.)?
|Not yet. I explicitly chose a career in industry due to the publication demand in academia.