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University of Basel

PhD Programs in Life Sciences

The Biozentrum of the University of Basel offers an international PhD program in the Molecular Life Sciences to postgraduates with a Master’s degree.

The FMI International PhD program provides advanced, interdisciplinary training in epigenetics, neurobiology and mechanisms of cancer.

The International PhD program in Infection Biology (IPPIB) focuses on molecular infectious disease research on pathogens of global health importance.

The doctoral program “Predictive Toxicology” was initially started as a ProDoc program of the Swiss National Science Foundation for the education of PhD students in toxicology.

The PhD educational Platform for the Health Sciences (PPHS) has been developed to support students in building the skills and abilities needed both for their doctoral studies and for their future career steps.

The SSPH+ PhD program organizes national doctoral courses comprising basic skills in Public Health research, advanced methods courses, and thematic workshops with networking opportunities.

Under the label Swiss doctoral program in Mathematics the departments and institutes of mathematics at the Universities of Basel, Bern, Fribourg, Geneva, Neuchâtel, and EPF Lausanne offer a joint program for doctoral students in mathematics.

The PhD program “Computational Toolbox” provides the chance to present a broader and possibly in-depth education to graduate students in computational sciences.
The PhD program “Image Understanding and Intelligent Data Analysis” provides advanced training in Statistics, Machine Learning, Image Analysis and Computer Vision methods.

The PSC PhD program in Plant Sciences is made unique by its multidisciplinary approach: it connects more than 220 PhD students from molecular sciences to ecosystem research.

The PSC PhD program in Science and Policy is open to young scientists that are motivated to carry out excellent research in natural sciences and to take responsibility at the interface between research, decision makers, and other stakeholders.

The PhD program in Biomedical Engineering offers doctoral studies at the interface of medicine, natural science, computer science and engineering. The doctoral students participate in innovative research projects at the Department of Biomedical Engineering and benefit from a close collaboration with the hospitals in the Basel region.

The Department of Biomedicine of the University of Basel offers an International PhD Program in Biomedicine allowing disease oriented biomedical research at international highest level.


Dr. Bernd Hägele

Bernd Haegele
University of Basel Vice President's Office for Research Petersgraben 35, Postfach
4001 Basel
Tel. +41 61 207 27 34 Fax +41 61 207 12 39
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