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The Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences (GCB) of the University of Bern, jointly administered by the Faculties of Medicine, Science and Vetsuisse, offers structured, experimental research training programs leading to a PhD, MD,PhD, DDS,PhD or DVM,PhD degree.
The PhD program provides comprehensive, internationally competitive training in the theory and practice of experimental research as well as in-depth specialist knowledge of the individually selected research area. It directs the students towards independent scientific work and enables them to assume scientific responsibility. Research training is available in the areas of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Cell Biology, Immunology, Neuroscience, and Epidemiology.
Applicants should possess a Master's degree, or equivalent, in Life Sciences or related areas, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine, Dentistry, or Veterinary Medicine.


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GCB Steering Board Decisions

The Steering board decided, effective immediately, to pursue a strict policy to allow a maximum of 20% off PhD curriculum work, thus implementing an at least 80% dedication to the PhD research project only. May 1, 2023.


Support measures for scientists from Ukraine

Dear PhD students, supervisors, co-advisors and mentors,

Science lives from international exchange and we at the GCB experience this on a daily basis. The GCB as part of the University of Bern stands in solidarity with Ukraine and its universities and its scientists.
We support the statement by swissuniversities, the appeal of The Guild and statements made by its partner institutions and networks on the solidarity of all democratic states with Ukraine. Please find below useful links regarding funding and research opportunities:

General Information from the University:

For researches from the Ukraine and group leaders wanting to offer positions for Ukrainian scientists, possibilities for funding can be found at the Swiss National Science Foundation:
1) https://www.snf.ch/en/WpOfVoVBYdBid6By/news/support-measures-for-scientists-from-ukraine
2) Scienceforukraine.eu
3) https://www.bfh.ch/en/news/ukraine/

For support, donations and helping a good source is the Swiss Ukrainian Society

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