A PHD PROGRAM OF THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE · UNIVERSITY OF BASEL

PhD Guide

PhD Guide

Before, during, and at the end of your PhD you might have many questions. The goal of this page is to help you find answers and to provide links with useful information. The page is ordered in three stages around the PhD timeline: start, during and, finish.

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Talk to your peers!

Meet other students at the PPHS networking events, join the buddy system, or connect online via our closed workspace on Slack.

University of Basel

The University of Basel keeps an overview of different kinds of counseling, depending on your specific needs.

Start

General

A good starting point to find relevant information is the University of Basel “PhD Guide”

Step-by-step guideline for international PhD candidates

Relevant information

What does your faculty expect from you?

Information guides 

  • “Getting your Thesis off to a Good Start – Guide for Doctoral Students”

English / German

  • “Shaping a Doctorate Together – Guidelines for Doctoral Candidates”

English / German

For your supervisor

 

During

Relevant information

What does your faculty expect from you?

Relevant websites 

Advisory Service of the University of Basel

List of Advisory Services by GRACE

Avuba: events, free legal advice, funding for projects, job portals

GRACE: Graduate Center of the University of Basel

University Library

Data management

Information University of Basel (planning, active research, sharing, preserving)

Free Research Data Management Cheat Sheets

Digital Tools

Edutools from the University of Basel offers IT (information) for teaching and studies

Project Neptun offers hardware (laptops) and software (e.g. anti-virus) at reduced prices (twice a year) for university students.

Software offers, e.g. EndNote, Matlab, SPSS, Microsoft Office. The website is in German – if you need help, please ask a fellow student.

Family services

The page “family services” of the University of Basel offers a lot of information regarding parenting during your PhD (or academic career in general). For information and advice, you can reach out directly to Patrica Zweifel, deputy head of Diversity.

The “information brochure on parenthood and university” is intended for all employed parents (to-be) and supervisors and sets out important information.

If you’d like to get in touch with other PPHS parents, please write us a message.

 

Mobility

Doc.Mobility@unibas grants are aimed at doctoral students who wish to improve their scientific profile at a research institute abroad. Submission deadlines: 1 March and 1 September.

Publishing

  • Schedule for determining the co-author list based on effort and accomplishments
  • Editing Service offered by the Language Center
Teaching

Courses on teaching are offered by GRACE (in English) and the University of Basel (in German and English).

Finish

Graduation – Administration

What does your faculty expect from you?

PPHS Certificate

To get a certificate of PPHS you have to send your Learning agreement (Faculty of Medicine) or the filled-in Appendix 2I from the Swiss TPH Student Handbook (Faculty of Science) as pdf to pphs@unibas.ch.

Thesis

Information on archiving your dissertation at the University Library on paper or electronically. Contact and questions: diss-ub@unibas.ch

Defense

PhD defenses are open events. You can see an overview of upcoming defenses at the Faculty of Medicine on this page.

Information for after the PhD

On the PPHS Career page, you can find information about career workshops, career talks, and other useful links.

“Beyond the Doctorate – Guide for Advanced Doctoral and Postdoctoral Students”

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