André Jüling is a PhD student from Germany. He studied Physics and Mathematics in Berlin and Melbourne, where he found out about the IMAU Master's programme. “I have always been interested in our natural environment and wanted to apply my physics background to the issue of climate change". The breadth of topics offered in Utrecht fascinated him and during his Master's he gained a deep understanding of the climate system, its main processes, components and their interactions. On top of the various courses offered at IMAU, he also used the opportunity to take courses outside Utrecht University in places like the Dutch Wadden Sea or Svalbard in the high Arctic. After completing the Climate Physics Master's programme last year, André has just started his PhD in the Physical Oceanography group at the IMAU, working with state of the art climate models.