Harbin Institute of Technology (Harbin) vs University of Rovira I virgili (URIV), Spain

1) Salary Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China with a monthly salary of 3700 USD and University of Rovira I virgili (URIV), Spain with a monthly salary of 2000 USD.

2) Cost of living Harbin, China is cheaper than Tarragona, Spain according to expatistan.com

3) Research topic and fellowships In HIT, the research topic is my own proposal, which is an extension or a new application of my Ph.D. thesis topic. In URIV,the project is by the PI, a different area from my PhD topic. In both the universities, I am selected for prestigious fellowships of the respective countries.

4) What I want to know?

  • Pros and Cons of work and research culture in HIT, China vs URIV Spain.
  • How a post-doc from China is viewed when compared to that from Spain?
  • Which is good for a long term career?
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  • Other factors to look at include cost of living, prestige, project, PI, etc. You could have done a bit more work to at least give some info on each of these factors. – guest Jan 11 at 19:41
  • Only you can decide : do it in China or in Spain... Which one will be easier / harder in terms of language, support etc etc – Solar Mike Jan 11 at 19:43

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