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University of Basel

Graduate Center for Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs

Welcome to GRACE!

The aim of GRACE, the Graduate Center of the University of Basel, is to offer young research talents an innovative and professional platform. GRACE offers services and information, supports networking and interdisciplinary training formats and prepares doctoral candidates and postdocs for future challenges inside and outside academia.

Thank you very much for your attendance and excellent feedback during the official GRACE Opening Event on March 14, 2017!

Download the new GRACE brochure!


News and Events

diss:kurs 2018 - Call for presentation is open now!

Submit an outline of your research project at the University of Basel and apply for a 10-minutes presentation during the upcoming diss:kurs event on January 24, 2018 at the Museum der Kulturen Basel. Succesfull applicants will get an exclusive presentation training by a professional communication trainer and experts of the TEDxBasel Team. Please follow the registration link.

Submission deadline is September 30, 2017

European Campus-GRACE Innovation Grant - We are happy to announce the following projects


1)            Young Scientist Critical Thinking Chalk Talks

Prof. S. Gasser and Dr. Piera Cicchetti, FMI

Prof. Christoph Borner and Dr. Alida Filippi, Spemann Graduate School of Biology and Medicine, Universität Freiburg


2)            Kulturanthropologie transnational: Themen, Fragen, Perspektiven

Prof. Dr. Walter Leimgruber, Seminar für Kulturwissenschaft und Europäische Ethnologie, Universität Basel

Prof. Dr. Markus Tauschek, Institut für Kulturanthropologie und Europäische Ethnologie, Universität Freiburg


3)            Autonomes Fahren im Dreiländereck Technik. Regulierung. Akzeptanz.

Prof. Dr. iur. Sabine Gless, Strafrecht und Strafprozessrecht, Juristische Fakultät, Universität Basel

Prof. Dr. Armin Grunwald, Professor für Technikphilosophie, Institut für Philosophie, KIT


4)            Herausforderungen regionaler Aussenpolitik im Zeitalter der Globalisierung: Die Republik Türkei, Saudi-Arabien und die Islamische Republik Iran als Regionalmächte in der MENA-Region

Prof. Dr. Maurus Reinkowski, Seminar für Nahoststudien, Universität Basel

Prof. Dr. Tim Epkenhans Professur für Islamwissenschaft, Universität Freiburg                          


5)            La recette: pratique littéraire et culinaire?

Prof. Dr. Hugues Marchal, Französisches Seminar, Universität Basel

Prof. Dr. Bertrand Marquer Maître de Conférences HDR Faculté des Lettres de lUniversité de Strasbourg

September 19, 2017 from 17:00 - 21:00


Experience an exciting journey transforming an idea into a business concept in 10 professional workshops. Meet like-minded entrepreneurs and dive into the Basel innovation ecosystem.

Course Dates: 19./26. Sept., 3./17./24./31. Okt., 7./ 10./ 13./ 21.Nov., 5. Dez. 2017 from 17:00-21:00.

Info and Registration: send an email to ronja.mueller-bruhn@unibas.ch.

Link to Homepage

September 21 and 22, 2017


Lear how to make a movie out of your research project. Short movies made by doctoral candidates at the University of Basel: Raphael Knaier (Department of Sport, Exercise and Health) on Light Exposure and Physical Performance and Elena Gross (Clinical Research) a Novel Migraine Therapy.

November 10, 2017

Innovation Day

The registration is open!

Location: Innovation Park Baselarea, Gewerbestrasse 24, 4123 Allschwil

January 24, 2018

diss:kurs 2018

Call for Presentation starts on August 2, 2017

Location: Museum der Kulturen in Basel

GRACE - Graduate Center

Gebäude, Petersgraben 35, Basel
University of Basel GRACE - Graduate Center Petersgraben 35, Postfach 2148
4001 Basel
Tel. +41 61 207 09 90
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