• Beehive
Graduate School of Life Sciences


Autumn 2023


The activities begin on Wednesday, 9:00 am.

To get to know the GSLS better, we will start with an introduction to the GSLS covering the following topics: 

  • The different phases of a PhD: what to expect, challenges and opportunities
  • Your benefit from a structured training  programme
  • Introduction to the Doctoral Researchers’ Symposium
  • Introduction to the Doctoral Researchers' Council

Afterwards we will have your Project Pitches - a great opportunity to get to know each other and network with your peers.

In the afternoon we offer a City Tour of Würzburg to give you an insight into the history and culture of the city you are living in.

To round off the first day in a relaxed fashion the DRC offers a pub crawl starting at the Alte Mainbrücke after the City Tour.

On Thursday, 9:00 am - approx. 4:30 pm we offer a range of one-day workshops which count towards the requirements of the structured programme. Places allocated on a first come, first served basis!

! Please note that the Intercultural Communication Workshop is postponed to Friday, 8th September 2023 !

For those admitted to the PhD programme of the GSLS (as opposed to the Dr. rer. nat.), please note that 'Intercultural Communication' is a mandatory workshop which you need to attend before you can graduate.

Friday, 9:00 am - approx. 1:30 pm

All participants will have a seminar on "Good Scientific Practice" – detailing the conduct expected from every scientist at our university. This course is mandatory and must be attended before you can graduate, so this is a good opportunity to aleady fulfill this requirement!