The PhD/doctoral programme of the Vienna Doctoral School of Ecology and Evolution offers an internationally competitive doctoral training. It includes the writing of an original and innovative research work in the form of a dissertation and a training component.

Curriculum

Based on the Curriculum of the 'Doctoral Programme in the Natural Sciences and of the PhD Programme in the Natural Sciences in the field of Life Sciences' of the University of Vienna, the candidates can enrol to research fields as follows

  • Biology (code 794 685 437): academic degree PhD
  • Molecular Biology (code 794 685 490): academic degree PhD

Based on the Curriculum of the 'Doctoral Programme in Natural Sciences and Technical Sciences in the field of Natural Sciences' of the University of Vienna, the candidates can enrol to research fields as follows

  • Environmental Sciences (code 796 605 299): academic degree Dr.rer.nat.
  • Geosciences/Earth Sciences (code 796 605 426): academic degree Dr.rer.nat.


PhD graduates are required to


PhD graduates are encouraged 

  • To attend international conferences and workshops with active contributions.
  • To attend the Annual Retreat, where lectures will be held by scientists and teaching personnel of  VDSEE on topics of general interest both, societal and scientific, among aother activities. More inof to follow soon.
  • To organise ad hoc workshops on technical and methodological advances, e.g. on new statistical tools, bioinformatic methods, new imaging methods, etc.
  • To attend transferable skills training, such as presentation skills, science communication (e.g. to/with lay public and journalists, socialmedia), ethics in scientific research, responsible science, sustainable use of resources (SDG goals), etc.
Such activities will be recognised with ECTS according to the workload (guidelines to follow soon).