The 21st century could be described as the century of the Life Sciences: research is unravelling the great questions about life, health, disease and development. New, fundamental insights will lead to new clinical research and treatments, new medicines, and new policy in the field of nutrition and health. Utrecht University wishes to maintain its position as a leading European research university and so it established six Graduate Schools in 2005, including the Graduate School of Life Sciences. This school brings together all the training in the Master’s and PhD research programmes in Life Sciences at Utrecht University.
Mission of GSLS
- To train future scientists who will be capable of drawing on their acquired knowledge, understanding and skills to conduct top-class research around the world.
- Graduates will have had a sound academic training and gained a thorough insight into the role played by the Life Sciences in today’s society.
- MSc students could also acquire skills for a career in the areas of science management, science regulatory work, science education, bioinformatics, complex systems, or applied data science.