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The doctorate

The doctorate is an individual research contribution illustrating a capacity for independent scientific work of the very highest level. It implies the acquisition of both technical and methodological competences while fostering scientific socialization and networking.

The doctorate at the university can be completed either as a traditional individual doctorate or incorporated in a structured doctoral program or a graduate school.

The University of Bern makes every effort to provide all doctoral students with the best possible environment offering attractive working conditions combined with specific support measures and advisory services.