PhD candidates should be equipped to pursue a career inside or outside academia after their PhD track. Excellence in the doctorate training of PhD candidates as highly qualified future professionals in an international environment is essential. The Graduate School of LIfe Sciences aims to create an infrastructure to promote and support this excellence. In collaboration with the collected University Medical Centers it has developed a PhD Competence Model. The emphasis of the model is on personal development and career orientation.
The PhD Competence Model consists of a set of core competences for PhD candidates. This set acts as a guideline for professional career development, and as recognition of acquired competences.