Promotion of Early Career Researchers Career Steps

Mentoring / Coaching

Good support is pivotal to ensuring the rapid progress of a doctorate and integration in the scientific community. Advice and support must not only be provided by the doctoral thesis supervisors. Good support also involves a network provided within the framework of a graduate school by experienced colleagues and through mentoring.

The Doctoral Agreement sets out which type of mentoring a PhD student may claim.

At the University of Bern there are a number of mentoring programmes, which – with the exception of the mentoring programme at the Vetsuisse Faculty – are only open to PhD students.