Toolbox for PhD students

In that page, we will regularly highlight resources to help PhD students graduate successfully and happily. 


Reading package

How to pick an advisor? How to identify a promising research topic? How to write papers? How to give seminars? How to land a postdoc? Our professors have compiled a reading package with useful advice to answer these questions and many more others.

Reading package

 The world belongs to those who read.

Pauline Fritsch completed her PhD here in the Department of Biology in Simon Sprecher group from 2013 to 2017. On her blog she shares important advice for PhD students and academics, she writes about soft skills, well-being, careers advice. She is also putting together useful resources for you to explore further.

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 Being a PhD student should be good for your health. 

University Services for students

In order to succeed in your PhD, you will need support, new ideas, new skills or good tips. This file compiled by one of our student give you a good idea of what offers University of Fribourg to help you. 

University services

 Focusing on important questions puts us in the awkward position of being ignorant. 

The importance of stupidity in scientific research

This essay from Martin A. Schwartz published in 

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