Doctoral Training Programme and Doctoral Schools

The VUB offers a flexible Doctoral Training Programme. The emphasis lies on an individual programme. Although the programme is in principle not compulsory, you are highly encouraged to participate because the large number of seminars and workshops on offer enables you to develop a wider range of skills. The Doctoral Training Programme presents PhD students with a structural framework for acquiring and developing skills which will support their research as well as their teaching abilities, but which will also prove valuable outside their discipline and the academic environment. The programme offers the opportunity to take part, free of charge, in numerous  masterclasses, symposiums and expert seminars, as well as many workshops such as presentation skills, project management, academic English or career coaching.

3 Doctoral Schools





Doctoral School of Human Sciences

Directeur: Prof. Dr. Karen François
Email: DSH@vub.be
Room: 5B.425 (Brussels Engineering, Sciences & Humanities Campus)






Doctoral School of Natural Sciences and (Bioscience) Engineering

Prof. Dr. Gerd Vandersteen
Email: NSE@vub.be
Room: 6K430 (Brussels Engineering, Sciences & Humanities Campus)






Doctoral School of Life Sciences and Medicine

Directeur: Prof. Dr. Leo van Grunsven
Email: LSM@vub.be
Lokaal: D022 (Brussels Health Campus)