Education for a Ph.D. exam typically involves four years of fulltime study, whereof in average one year is spent on courses and seminars and three years on research. The results of the research are reported in a thesis which normally consists of a comprehensive summary based on a collection of scientific articles. The thesis is defended at a public dissertation. You will find pratical information about Ph.D. studies in the Faculty of Science's "Handbook of postgraduate studies".
Postgraduate education within the faculty is aimed at the education of Doctors, scholars capable of independently pursuing a research program at the highest international level, and of working with advanced tasks that demand research experience, not only within the university, but also within industry and society.
The goal of postgraduate education is that the newly graduated Doctor shall
Our research spans the entire field of biology: molecular, cellular and organismic biology as well as evolution science, ecology, conservation biology and environmental management.
We have a long and distinguished research tradition whose origins can be traced to Kilian Stobaeus (1690-1742), Professor of Natural Philosophy. Now, as then, the Department of Biology is at the cutting edge of modern biological research.