Sissi, palaces, the Danube – oh, Vienna is that and much more! For example, the city is full of musicians and artists. I often hear the stirring melodies of famous classical composers when I stroll through the city. I also love taking the classic red trams with their chiming bells, surrounded by the many modern buildings. In doing so, I’ve stumbled across a gorgeous waste incineration plant that the Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser designed to look like an oriental fantasy castle. Here, I can really feel the mixing of history with the modern life of the city.

It’s this fascinating mixture that represents the European charm for me and which has enchanted me so much during my research stay at the University of Vienna.

Shurong Liu in front of the concert hall of the Wiener Musikverein. Source: privat

Shurong Liu in front of the concert hall of the Wiener Musikverein.
Source: privat

Shurong Liu is a Doctoral researcher at the Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Agrosphere (IBG-3). She has been spending one month at the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Vienna in Austria. In her scientific project, she analyses nitrogen processes and N₂O emissions. During her stay in Vienna, she is particularly concerned with the NH₂OH release of ammonia oxidizers.

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