Fribourg Graduate School of Life Sciences and Medicine
The FGLM is an interdisciplinary graduate school, which offers – on a voluntary basis – a coordinated doctoral program in the life sciences at the University of Fribourg. It addresses all doctoral students in the field of life science (including biology, medicine, biochemistry, bioinformatics, but also doctoral students in chemistry, physics, statistics and mathematics with a life science focus).
The aim of the FGLM is to complement the regular training of PhD / MD students in the life sciences at UniFR by fostering and offering continuing education opportunities on a participatory basis. Doctoral students who are FGLM members have the unique opportunity to self-organize activities such as workshops, seminars, courses, social events, retreats, etc., with administrative help from the DepBL and with an annual operating budget.
Another major goal of the FGLM is to offer doctoral students an attractive course program, where they can follow various scientific and soft-skills courses.
A third part of the FGLM is a formalized system of regular thesis committee meetings. Membership in the FGLM is not compulsory for you to get your PhD – but we strongly encourage you to become a member.
Membership is open to all PhD/MD students performing research in the life sciences at UniFR. If you want to become a member please check out the downloadable documents (especially the bylaws) on the right and please send an email to the FGLM administrator, Sabrina Lutz.
FGLM - FAQ
What is the advantage to be part of the FGLM?
The FGLM offers a voluntary continuing training program for doctoral students in the life sciences, ensuring regular thesis meetings and further education opportunities, including participation at national and international conferences. The FGLM supports PhD students in scientific and personal matters and offers mentoring and counseling. Participation is not compulsory for doctoral students in the life sciences but highly encouraged. If you want to become a member please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Who puts together the thesis committee?
It is the duty of the student to contact PIs to join her/his committee. We recommend discussing possible committee members with her/his supervisor beforehand.
Who organizes thesis committee meetings?
It is the duty of the student to contact PIs to schedule her/his committee meeting.
Who writes thesis committee meeting protocols?
Students have to bring the forms with them to the meetings. The thesis committee fills out the protocols.
Who stores/where are protocols and record sheets stored?
Protocols are stored in the Department Secretariat together with all other forms of the student (contract, admission, etc.).
Who checks fulfillment of the requirements to graduate?
The supervisor checks fulfillment of requirements for graduation. However, it is the duty of the student to keep track of all her/his activities and hand in all requested certificates.
- Where can I print all the information documents regarding FGLM?
- Whom can I contact when I have problems?