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University of Basel

Welcome to GRACE!

The Graduate Center creates optimal conditions for successful (post)doctoral studies. It contributes to the development of functioning structures in the field of doctoral studies at the University of Basel that are in line with the university’s mission statement and strategy as well as its quality standards and demand for competitiveness. GRACE promotes interdisciplinary exchange and prepares researchers for future challenges inside and outside of academia. In addition to offering various training formats and organizing networking events, GRACE is a contact and service point for concerns regarding all aspects of (post)doctoral studies.

News and Events

Welcome Day for PhDs and Postdocs

On September 27 from 12 to 1:30 pm, the Welcome Day for new doctoral candidates and postdocs at the University of Basel will take place online. Together with all central services of the university, GRACE will provide you with important information for your time here in Basel – from Career Advancement to Transferable Skills. The zoom link for the event will be made available in due time via the PhD and postdoc mailing list.

Cross-Border Education Grant 2023: Call

The Cross-Border Education Grant of the University of Basel is intended to support cooperation projects in teaching at the master’s and (post)doctoral level within the trinational university network Eucor – The European Campus. Funding is available for innovative bi- and tri-national courses in FS 2023 and SS 2024, which are taught by lecturers of the University of Basel in cooperation with at least one Eucor partner university (call). Applications can be submitted until April 14, 2023 via the online application form.

FameLab 2023

At FameLab, an international competition for science communication, participants have the opportunity to present their research to a general public in three minutes and to win over the jury with content, clarity and charisma. Registration for participating in the semi-final in Basel on May 3, 2023 is open. The event takes place from 7-10 pm at versobar. The winners of the semi-final will participate in an online master class on June 2 and 3 and take part in the national final on September 18 in Bern. Impressions of past events are available on the Website or on YouTube. If you have any questions, please contact grace@unibas.ch.

War in Ukraine

The University of Basel would like to offer refugee students and researchers from Ukraine the opportunity to live and work academically in Basel. The website War in Ukraine provides an overview of the offers.


The GRACE newsletter is sent out twice a year and contains news about the Graduate Center, references to events and information relevant to doctoral and postdoctoral researchers. In order to sign up for the newsletter, send an e-mail with “Newsletter” in the subject line to grace@unibas.ch.

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