University of Würzburg Graduate Schools - Graduate School of Life Sciences



    In the light of the recent reductions of constraints regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we decided to make the Welcome Week a hybrid event.

    Due to the high number of new doctoral candidates in combination with the current COVID-19 regulations in place, we will this time offer 2 Welcome Weeks.

    The first will take place on October 25-27 and is itself divided into two groups (see the detailed programmes below).

    The week’s activities begin on Monday with a virtual welcome and to get to know the GSLS better, we will continue 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 Group 1 will have a lecture IN PERSON on "Good Scientific Practice" – detailing the conduct expected from every scientist at our university. This is a mandatory course and must be attended before you can graduate, so this is a good opportunity to aleady fulfill this requirement!

    Group 2 will stay ONLINE on Monday and have their 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 for both groups to give you an insight into the history and culture of the city you are living in.

    On Tuesday, 9:00am - approx. 4:00pm we will be offering a range of one-day workshops which count towards the requirements of the structured programme.


    On Wednesday Group 1 will have their Project Pitches ONLINE and Group 2 will have the lecture on "Good Scientific Practise" IN PERSON.