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


Within the framework of Circle U., Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is offering early career researchers (PhD students and Post-Docs) funding for a research or teaching stay for up to 3 months in the period from Januar 2023 to November 2023.

Apply by 30 November 2022


VDS PhaNuSpo members', Prof. Gerhard F. Ecker's and Prof. Thierry Langer's 60th Birthday Celebration will be taking place on Dec 13, 2022. Many congratulations from the VDS Pharmaceutical, Nutritional and Sport Sciences!


Originally, Andreas has been looking for natural substances to treat acute respiratory infectious diseases as part of an FWF project. "However, due to the urgency, we focused on finding natural products against SARS-CoV-2" explains the junior researcher and Impact.Award winner in the video and...


Last week, Ass.-Prof. Hans Kainz was selected as an OpenSim Fellow by the OpenSim leadership staff from Stanford University (USA). This honor recognises his deep expertise in biomechanical modelling and simulation and his strong commitment to the OpenSim community. The current group of OpenSim...


The Department of Sport Science of the Centre for Sport Science and University Sports has been represented by Barbara Wessner, Astrid Mathy, Christoph Triska (Sports Medicine, Exercise Physiology and Prevention), Robert Csapo, Gustavo Schaun, Peter Raidl, Benedikt Mitter (Training Science), Johanna...


We cordially invitate our PhaNuSpo members to join the End of year/ Season/ Christmas party on 12th of December 2022, 16 hrs onwards.

Registration required and open until 7 November 2022.

2 Faculties and 3 Degree programmes