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Science is a journey. Discover your career at VU LSC!


Over 120 graduate students conduct original research at the Life Sciences Center in the fields of biology, biophysics, ecology and environmental sciences, zoology, biochemistry, and biotechnology. The innovative graduate education is promoted by the Graduate School, which offers centralized services for PhD students, their mentors and PhD Committees at the Life Sciences Center. The Graduate School also focuses on increasing the visibility and attractiveness of PhD programmes world-wide to reach those undergraduates, who consider doing a PhD in the life sciences field.

Graduate student community is an integral part of the administration and strategic management of the Life Sciences Center. Student-elect representatives at the Council and Boards of Life Sciences Center propose and follow the Center’s strategy to attract and maintain young scientists and create a pleasant environment to conduct their research. Senior graduate students suggest improvements to PhD programmes, welcome new students and consult fellow colleagues individually. The graduate student community of the Life Sciences Center adhere to the principles of academic ethics, foster professional attitude and encourage collaboration over competition.


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