Mission Statement

This doctoral programme intends to provide an internationally competitive scientific training of doctoral students in innovative pharmaceutical, nutritional 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. The cohorts trained and supported by the VDS PhaNuSpo are part of the vibrant research environment at the Faculty of Life Sciences and the Centre for Sport Science and University Sports of the University of Vienna.

Your Benefits

  • Co-supervision and mentoring from at least two experts in your field.
  • Low hierarchies and an open door policy.
  • Interdisciplinary exchange in the form of joint courses, seminars, retreats and social events.
  • Additional financial support e.g. in the form of completion or mobility grants.
  • A strong student voice.
  • Dedicated administrative support.

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The campaign for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which took place on 11 February 2024, celebrates all female scientists in STEM fields. Our aim is to showcase the diversity within the sciences by highlighting women scientists and their research interests from our Faculty of Life Sciences.

Calls & Opportunities

3-4 April 2024: The 6th Annual PRIDE Conference is held at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Target group: professionals in doctoral education.

Calls & Opportunities

The course is open to PhD students, master students and postdocs. Students can receive 8 ECTS. The best teams will have to opportunity to bring their idea to reality by accessing the UniVie pre-seed and INiTS SCALEup programmes.

Application deadline on 22.02.2024!

Summer School

The Summer School will be held 01-06 July 2024 in Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium. It will offer a series of modules focusing on the different themes of Global Health. Open to PhD students from all disciplines.

Application deadline: 01.03.2024


We are delighted to announce that the date for our next Annual Retreat has been set. We invite you to join us for 2 days of exciting scientific and social programme with an overnight stay. Keep an eye on our website for more information soon.

Calls & Opportunities

The Circle U.lympics is a programme that delves into the theme of the Olympic Games. The programme is divided into two phases; 1) a series of online webinars and 2) a physical conference in Paris, France.

Application deadline: 19.02.2024

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