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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

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. It 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.

First Swiss-wide Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition

At the first Swiss-wide 3MT Competition on June 18th, doctoral candidates of the Universities of Zurich, Basel, EPFL, ETH, Fribourg, Lausanne and St. Gallen present their research work in just three minutes. All doctoral candidates from participating universities in Switzerland have been invited to submit a 3MT film. Together with a pre-selection jury, a group of finalists has been selected to participate in the live 3MT competition from 4-6 pm in Zurich. Register here to join the audience!

diss:kurs 2024

diss:kurs is an event where doctoral candidates and postdocs of the University of Basel present their research project to a wider public. Impressions of the event on May 16, 2024 at Kaisersaal Theater Tabourettli and the videos of the presentations can be found on our diss:kurs webpage.

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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