Anna Kholina, Doctoral Candidate
'I am working on my doctoral dissertation in the Doctoral Programme in Design Research and my topic is related to human-centred design of public spaces.
I came to Aalto because the opportunities here are almost endless. There are multidisciplinary programmes, courses, laboratories, factories, workshops and studios, among other things. Many people have the impression that researchers mostly just read and write. However, at Aalto I have had the opportunity to teach, organise events and conferences, develop websites and participate in many other projects.
The best thing about my work is definitely the people I work with. Our community is very competent and diverse, and it teaches me something new every day. The university is large, so I keep on meeting new people. Establishing new contacts and, on the other hand, finding new research perspectives makes my work especially inspiring.'