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The central elements of a postgraduate education include:

  • Structured graduate programs with compulsory modules (good scientific practice, biostatistics etc.)
  • Mentoring and regular progress reports
  • Supervision arrangements, laboratory work and literature seminars
  • Regular research retreats
  • Continuous evaluation of the training programs

PhD students at the LIT are represented in the so-called PhD Council and two representatives are sent to the regular Staff Council meetings with the LIT Board of Directors.


The LIT supports PhD students by:

  • Funding speakers for PhD seminars
  • Career development activities (job fairs, mentoring programs etc.)
  • Soft skills courses
  • Laboratory exchange programs
  • International doctoral recruitment


For more information refer to:

Regensburg International Graduate School of Life Sciences “RIGeL”
Biomedical International Graduate School “BioMediGS”