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Research Schools

The graduate school Agenda 2030 provides interdisciplinary courses based on the societal challenges and the sustainability goals outlined in the United Nations Agenda 2030.
The courses are free of charge and open to all PhD students within Lund University, with priority given to PhD students within the graduate school. There is a possibility for PhD students from other universities, or master’s students, to participate in the courses. If you are interested in participating in a course, please contact the course leader for further information.

Learn more: Agenda 2030 (Sustainability Forum's website)

Cancer Research South (CARES) School is a graduate school for PhD students in cancer research, and is a collaboration between Lund University and the University of Gothenburg. CARES is open to all PhD students (also postdocs can participate subject to availability) within BioCARE at both universities and runs as two 18-month cycles over a 3-year periodCARES is funded by the Swedish cancer society and administrated by BioCARE – a strategic cancer research area.

The purpose of the graduate school is to provide an opportunity for doctoral students to take part in various courses relevant to experimental and clinical cancer research. At the same time, PhD students have the opportunity to participate in local seminars and retreats as well as seminars with invited international lecturers organized by both universities.

Learn more: CARES (LUCC internal website)

COMPUTE is a research school at Lund University, with a focus on scientific discovery using computing. COMPUTE, which complements other PhD programmes, brings together partners from several different departments and faculties at Lund University. The common theme for the activities of all these partners is the use of computation in driving research forward. Problems span all length scales from the astronomically large to the microscopically small, and from pure basic research to applications of direct relevance for the challenges facing society today.

Learn more: COMPUTE's website

The Imaging of 3D structures Doctoral Research School covers X-ray and neutron imaging at all length scales – from protein structures to medical and engineering imaging. The aim is to promote scientific activities surrounding the MAXIV and ESS facilities being built in Lund.

Learn more: Imaging of 3D structures Research School (Imaging Research's website)

Multipark is a strategic neuroscience research area at Lund University in collaboration with the University of Gothenburg. The graduate school offers tailored courses and seminars aimed at pre-clinical and clinical PhD students and post-docs focusing on different aspects of Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. The multidisciplinary research includes cell and animal experiments, health and medical research, clinical research, nanotechnology, chemistry, physics and computer science. Every second Tuesday of each month, pre-lunch seminars are held at BMC, where one of the goals is to create a forum for translational discussions between researchers.

Learn more: Multipak's website

The aim of the programme is to strengthen the national recruitment base and to promote research on infectious diseases and other risks to health. A particularly important aim is to build domestic and international networks in the field. Both PhD students and postdocs are welcome to participate in the programme, that includes courses and workshops focusing on basic and clinical research and their various technical aspects. Annual networking meetings are organized, which NDPIA supports by co-financing travel and accommodation.

Learn more: National Doctoral Programme in Infections and Antibiotics (NDPIA's website)

This is a preparatory course for PhD studies, comprising 30 credits. The prerequisite is a Bachelor’s degree within the natural sciences, biomedicine or medicine. The course is taught in English and prepares the student for doctoral education in relevant areas at a faculty of medicine, science or technology.

Learn more: Research School in Stem Cell Biology (Stem Cell Center's website)

The National Graduate School on Ageing and Health is a research school funded by the Swedish Research Council and coordinated by Lund University. Its mission is to develop a competitive national learning environment of international-level excellence, to contribute to the production of knowledge on ageing and health, to help develop the next generation of researchers, and to support the academic career development of postdocs interested in research on ageing and health.

Learn more: SWEAH's website

Regeneration, Replacement and Repair - "Interfaces between Systems"

You are interested in interdisciplinary and translational research.

You want to learn how to develop innovative research projects.

You want to be part of an active, stimulating and international environment.

Learn more: Wallenberg centre for Molecular Medicine Research School (the WCMM website)