IMPORTANT: coronavirus epidemic Covid-19

The evolution of the COVID-19 epidemic and the measures taken by the authorities have led us to suspend all CUSO program activities as of Monday, March 16, and at least until July 31. Only those activities that can be offered online are still running.


We are working to reschedule the planned spring activities to a later date, either during fall semester, or directly next year. We will inform you of any new developement. Thank you for your collaboration and understanding.


Welcome to the CUSO Doctoral Program in Ecology and Evolution


The field of ecology and evolutionary biology is well established in western Switzerland, with more than sixty research groups distributed between the Universities of Bern, Fribourg, Geneva, Lausanne and Neuchâtel. Thanks to the financial support offered from the Conférence Universitaire de Suisse Occidentale (CUSO), these five Universities decided to join their efforts and expertise to establish a new Doctoral Program in Ecology and Evolution.

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The Doctoral Program in Ecology and Evolution (DPEE) aims to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge and scientific methods through courses, seminars and workshops to which foreign experts will be invited. The doctoral program will also allow doctoral students to improve their aptitude for communication about their research, and offers a possibility to improve scientific English. Furthermore, the school encourages the doctoral students to acquire experience in the organization of their own scientific events (congress, course) and to establish networks of collaboration.


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