Kristofer Helgen - United States
PhD in Evolutionary Biology
“After completing my undergraduate studies at Harvard, I won a Fulbright Fellowship, and basically chose Adelaide for a particular supervisor, Professor Tim Flannery. He's opened the doors to a lot of opportunities and I've been able to benefit from his wealth of experience.
“The lifestyle, the culture and the intellectual environment all add up to make Adelaide an ideal place to study. The city has really good institutions - libraries, art galleries, museums, and universities, and they are all centred in one part of town, which gives it a great feel.
“Adelaide is a very pleasant place to live, with a lot of greenery and plenty of activities. It's also much more cost effective compared to other places I could have lived, like Sydney or New York. The research funding and scholarship stipend stretched further than they might have, and it was a convenient base from which to travel north for field trips.”