Welcome to the Doctoral School of Life Sciences and Medicine





Welcome to this website for the Doctoral School of Life Sciences and Medicine. It is developed to make the academic life of PhD students in Life Sciences and Medicine more efficient and better informed. This website will offer you direct updates on current activities of the Doctoral School, i.e. application for grants, central doctoral regulations, workshop offers.

The DS in Life Sciences and Medicine wants to support its members in an interactive way in their research, their training and their academic activities. Each academic year, our Doctoral School has the ambition to offer structure, support and follow-up to its members. By doing so, it wants to improve the process of achieving a doctoral degree in a defined period of time, but also to improve the experience of being a PhD candidate at our university.
Doctoral studies in the Life Sciences and Medicine can have various set-ups, from full-time funded four year tracks to part-time activities in our University Hospital combined with clinical specializations for more than 4 years.
For this Doctoral School, the key words connecting this variety of pathways towards the doctoral degree are “good guidance and support”.



Yours Sincerely,

Prof. dr. Leo van Grunsven, Director



PhD United

PhD United is a group of PhD students at the VUB (medical campus), who will organize both academic and social activities to get all researchers (PhD and Postdocs) closer together.
PhD United would like to give new PhD students and Postdocs a 'welcome home' feeling at our campus. Moreover, we would like to offer a platform where networking can start at campus level.
The ultimate goal of PhD United is to make the life as a PhD student easier, no matter whether it comes to working environment or social life!

You can find us here


The Flanders Training Network Life Sciences (ƒ-TALES) is a joint training initiative of the 5 Flemish universities (Free University of Brussels, Ghent University, Hasselt University, KU Leuven and University of Antwerp) that offers top class workshops open to doctoral (and postdoctoral) researchers. Mission of this brand new training forum is to organize workshops with world-renowned speakers on hot topics in the field of Life Sciences.

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