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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

diss:kurs 2024: Call

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. The call for applications as well as the application form can be downloaded from the diss:kurs webpage. The application deadline is September 30, 2023.

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 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.

FameLab 2023: Swiss Finals

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. The Swiss finals take place on September 18, 2023, 6:00 pm at PROGR (Waisenhausplatz 30, 3011 Bern). The winner will represent Switzerland at the FameLab International Competition! Impressions of past events are available on the Website or on YouTube.

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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