Mission Statement

This doctoral programme intends to provide an internationally competitive scientific training of doctoral students in innovative pharma, food and sport research.

The school wants to attract motivated students and to guide them towards scientific excellence and independence in a truly unique and dynamic multi-as well as interdisciplinary environment to finally become well-educated, open-minded and responsible graduates.


  • Co-supervision and supportive mentoring by at least two experts in your field
  • Low hierarchies and open door policies
  • Interdisciplinary exchange in joint courses, retreats or workshops, and social events
  • Additional financial support e.g. in form of completion or mobility grants
  • A strong students voice in the doctoral school steering team
  • Committed administrative support


We are pleased to invite our PhaNuSpo members to 2 days of exciting scientific and social program with one overnight stay at Stift Seitentstetten in Lower Austria.

Information and registration at


The University of Vienna and its partners aim to strengthen their scientific collaboration. This includes joint seminars/workshops/teaching activities, where faculty members of both institutions meet and engage in a dialogue.



In this winter term (W2022/23), we are offering a selection of exciting lectures given by international and local experts in pharmacy, the food sciences and related fields. Most of the units will be held on-site in lecture room 4 (HS4) of UZA2, Thursdays at 11.30 h.


5. - 7. October 2022 [5. & 6. October on site, 7 October online]

The Center for Doctoral Studies invites newly admitted and first year PhDs. Topics such as, meet your peers, get to know your doctoral school, navigating the PhD, managing relationship with your supervisor, equal opportunity...


Studierende des "Molecular Drug Targets" (MolTag) haben eine neue Funktion der viel erforschten Membranproteine, namens GABAA Rezeptoren, entdeckt.

Publikation: Garifulina, A., Friesacher, T., Stadler, M. et al. doi.org/10.1038/s42003-022-03720-2


Lea-Ann Dailey's Teaching Award in the category "Encouraging Course Activation and Completion" highlighted the interactive "flipped classroom" concept that helps students in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences master an extensive and challenging introductory course.

Congrats Lea Ann!