Dedicated to “Absolute beginners”

Authors: Alexandra Lagorio and Albachiara Boffelli With today’s article, we would like to inaugurate a new column dedicated to who is just starting in the world of research, perhaps starting a research fellowship (as often happens in Italy) or a PhD program. We have tried to think about the best pieces of advice we haveContinue reading “Dedicated to “Absolute beginners””

Online conferences: an unbiased perspective

Author: Jacopo Colombo (Ph.D. student @ University of Bergamo) Hello to all Young Scholar readers! This is Jacopo Colombo, a first-year PhD student at the University of Bergamo. Today I am going to tell you about my experience with online conferences. Before I get into it, I would like to take a few minutes toContinue reading “Online conferences: an unbiased perspective”

How my passion for transport and logistics born

Author: Alexandra Lagorio In this week’s article, I had to talk about how Covid19 impacted logistics. However, every time I started writing, I could not get past the third line because my mind would go to memories since an unfortunate event happened this week. At this point, I was reminded of all the Ted TalksContinue reading “How my passion for transport and logistics born”

A tale of two countries: Italy and Sweden

Authors: Albachiara Boffelli and Lorenzo Bruno Prataviera (Politecnico di Milano) The visiting period is a common step in an Italian PhD student journey. It is usually a tough but very rewarding experience. In this article, Albachiara and Lorenzo share their common visiting experience at the Department of Industrial Management and Logistics of Lund University inContinue reading “A tale of two countries: Italy and Sweden”

Young Scholars’ conferences

Authors: Albachiara Boffelli and Alexandra Lagorio Conferences are one of the main events in the life of a researcher (and also one of the most useful and entertaining). They have a twofold objective: to create a moment of sharing one’s research activity with the scientific community of which one is part and to increase one’sContinue reading “Young Scholars’ conferences”

Online teaching from a young scholar perspective

Authors: Albachiara Boffelli and Alexandra Lagorio When we thought about this article, the second semester had just ended, it was summer, and the nightmare of the pandemic in Bergamo seemed to be over. So we thought that the only experience to tell about online teaching would be Albachiara’s. However, with the start of the 2020-2021Continue reading “Online teaching from a young scholar perspective”

Multidisciplinary International Projects: a personal experience

Author: Alexandra Lagorio International projects are always an excellent opportunity not only to meet other students and researchers working in our field but also to learn about cultures other than our own. Working with a large university often means encountering people from all over the world, who have different cultural backgrounds and different ways ofContinue reading “Multidisciplinary International Projects: a personal experience”

Personal experiences on smart working in Academia

Authors: Albachiara Boffelli and Alexandra Lagorio In these months, due to the pandemic, we have had to change many habits related to our everyday life. Without any doubt, the most affected was work. In Italy, unlike other countries in the world, smart working was not yet widespread. In the academic field, where there are noContinue reading “Personal experiences on smart working in Academia”