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Doctoral degree programmes



University of Ljubljana BIOTECHNICAL FACULTY
Jamnikarjeva 101, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Phone: +386 1 320 30 27

izr. prof. dr. Valentina Schmitzer, University of Ljubljana Biotechnical Faculty
Agronomy, Bioinformatics, Bioengineering in Health Sciences, Biology, Biotechnology, Economics of Natural Resources, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Wood and Biocomposites, Nanosciences, Agrifood Microbiology, Nutrition, Technical Systems in Biotechniques, Managing Forest Ecosystems, Protection of the Natural Heritage, Animal Sciences, Cell Sciences, Food Sciences
The programme is organised by the University of Ljubljana and provided by:
University of Ljubljana Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ljubljana Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Number of available places:
Application deadline:
 22 August 2023
Fee per programme:
Fee per study year:
1st year: €3,800.00
2nd year: €3,800.00
3rd year: €2,200.00
4th year: €2,200.00


Scientific title (in original and English language): doktor/doktorica znanosti (dr.) / Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

Scientific achievements in the field of biosciences in the past two decades have provided essential discoveries that have led to essential changes and corrections to previous theories. The rapid development in numerous areas of biological research and the evolution of scientific technologies have opened completely new possibilities for research into biological systems. The rapid development in research into numerous biological systems is reflected in the demand for new basic knowledge, which is provided by high quality, up-to-date doctoral programmes. Research in bioscience has been traditionally developed in various member faculties, therefore it was reasonable to organize an interdisciplinary programme involving all the best experts and giving doctoral candidates the use of advanced research equipment from several research departments.

The interdisciplinary doctoral programme in Biosciences combines science and experience from the following scientific fields: agronomy, biology, bioinformatics, biotechnology, bioengineering in health, agrifood microbiology, the economics of natural resources, the management of forest ecosystems, horticulture, landscape architecture, wood and bio-composites, nanosciences, nutrition, technical systems in bio-techniques, protection of natural heritage, cell sciences, animal sciences, and animal breeding. The programme is provided by the following member faculties: the Biotechnical Faculty, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, the Faculty of Computer and Information Science, the Faculty of Engineering, and the Faculty of Health Sciences. The overall programme is coordinated by the Programme Council located at the Biotechnical Faculty. The execution of the programme is the responsibility of the faculties coordinating the specific scientific fields.

The main emphasis of the doctoral programme is on research work, on an interdisciplinary approach, and on cooperation with internationally established researchers in the field. The international exchange of students and staff is also foreseen. The programme offers two kinds of courses: compulsory core courses and two types of elective courses, such as elective theoretical courses and elective individual research courses. Particular emphasis is placed on close cooperation between doctoral candidates and their mentors. The doctoral candidates, together with their mentors, design the individual degree programmes by selecting courses that are consistent with the individual student’s research interest and ambitions. Elective courses can also be selected from other compatible programmes of the University of Ljubljana or other universities.

More information: http://www.bioznanosti.si/en/