Vienna Doctoral Schools

Excellence in doctoral training has a long tradition at the University of Vienna. With the establishment of the Vienna Doctoral Schools (VDS) (as well as Vienna Doctoral Academies-VDA) the university has set a further initiative to foster doctoral training.

The objective of the VDS is to bring together the most committed doctoral candidates and supervisors, providing a platform for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary discussions, increasing the external visibility of doctoral programmes at the University of Vienna, facilitating cohort formation, and establishing a group identity for doctoral candidates and supervisors.


Currently, members of the Faculty of Life Sciences are involved into the following Vienna Doctoral Schools: