Life@FAU offers an interdisciplinary structured training programme for scientific and medical doctoral students in the Faculty of Medicine and the Department of Biology.

The aims of Life@FAU are to strengthen structured doctoral training at the FAU, to create uniform minimum standards in doctoral training in the life sciences and to provide existing and future structured training opportunities.


Application Training modules
Research Training Groups

Due to the current situation, guest speaker seminars are currently not taking place in Erlangen. Some are therefore offered via zoom, but of course not to the extent originally planned. As before, we will publish these seminars in our event calendar on the homepage. In order to be able to continu...

The worldwide campaign “Long Night Against Procrastination″ is dedicated once a year – always on the first Thursday in March – to scientific writing far away from the lonely desk. Under the motto “Long Night of Writing”, the University Library invites you on 5 March 2020 from 5 pm to midnight.

ISCOMS is one of the world’s leading student congresses in (bio)medical sciences. The 27th edition of ISCOMS will take place from the 2nd of June until the 5th of June at the University Medical Center of Groningen in the Netherlands. It offers a stimulating venue for student research exchange and gives students the opportunity to broaden their social scientific network! Besides the congress itself, we also provide an opportunity for ambitious students to follow our ISCOMS Research Fellowships (IRF).

The new seminar program of the FAU Graduate Center is online. With 50 events, the current seminar program is as varied as ever with established and newly designed seminars. Topics are e.g. Small Talk at Conferences, Storytelling as well as the new lecture series „My Postdoc Abroad – career perspectives for doctoral researchers“. Registration starts on 01.10.2019. Translated with