PhD school in Life Sciences from the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Science

In 2018, the University of Geneva opened a new doctoral school in life sciences, which will be jointly run by the faculties of medicine and science and will award a PhD in life sciences. This innovative doctoral programme meets international standards of excellence, reflecting the recognised scientific excellence of the University of Geneva.

Current and future doctoral students will:

  • Get involved in cutting-edge research in one of the 150 research groups across the two faculties
  • Follow a scientifically demanding, experimental and theoretical training, corresponding to 20 ECTS
  • Benefit from a fair assessment of the progress of their thesis project by a competent and rigorous committee that evaluates the scientific and human conditions in which the project develops
  • Acquire the necessary professional interpersonal skills
  • Get involved in the life of their doctoral school, as part of the PhD Student association, through interaction with the director of their program, or potentially as part of the board of the PhD school
  • Be part of a dynamic and stimulating school that promotes the acquisition of substantial scientific knowledge, as well as curiosity and a spirit of discovery

The doctoral school proposes six specific programs:

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