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.
Information on Doctoral and Postdoctoral Studies
Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs
Information on Supervision and Mentoring
Supervisors and Mentors
Information on Quality Management
Information on the Work Environment
Frequently Asked Questions
The Successful Career Program
Events organized by GRACE
News and Events
6th Global Science Film Festival
The 6th Global Science Film Festival is taking place on 8-10 November 2024 in Zurich, Basel, Bern and Lugano. Researchers are invited to submit short films for the category “Scientists-as-Filmmakers” until March 31, 2024.
The Global Science Film Festival is also a platform for numerous marathons and workshops, such as the Science Filmmaking Marathon taking place on September 12-14, 2024 in Zurich. Doctoral candidates and postdocs from the University of Basel will have the opportunity to register for it as of August 7, 2024, when online registration for the Transferable Skills courses in the fall semester 2024 opens.
diss:kurs is an event where doctoral candidates and postdocs of the University of Basel present their research project to a wider public. The next diss:kurs will take place on May 16, 2024, 5:00 pm at Theater Tabourettli. The presentations are followed by an apéro riche. More details about the event and about how to register are provided on our diss:kurs webpage.
Welcome Day for PhDs and Postdocs
On September 27, 2023 from 12 to 1:30 pm, the Welcome Day for new doctoral candidates and postdocs at the University of Basel took place online. Together with all central services of the university, GRACE provided crucial information for your time here in Basel – from Career Advancement to Transferable Skills. The slides of the event can be downloaded here: Slides Welcome Day for PhDs and Postdocs
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.
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