What the IPP offers

The IPP community

You will be part of a big community of more than 140 PhD students from 39 different countries, who regularly meet during our networking events like the IPP retreat or the IPP symposium to discuss their research and experiences as PhD students.


As an IPP student, you will conduct exciting research within the lab of one of our participating groups and will be supervised by the group leader directly or a senior lab member.
Additionally, you agree with your group leader on a Thesis Advisory Committee of leading scientists who support and advise you and your research project regularly during your entire PhD.


All PhD projects in the IPP are fully funded.

The IPP coordinators

The IPP coordinators manage the day-to-day business of the IPP. They can assist with problems during enrolment or when preparing for your thesis defense. Furthermore, they keep track of your TAC meetings and credit points and always have an open ear for issues you encounter in regards of supervision, mental health, career planning or training you would like to receive.

The IPP Representatives

Annually, the IPP student community elects a group of IPP representatives during one of the bi-annual IPP student general assemblies. The IPP representatives are in close contact with the IPP coordinators and communicate issues and possible improvements of the IPP. This way we try to constantly improve the IPP. As an IPP representative, you also have the chance to organise seminars, career events, the annual IPP PhD student retreat and other social events.

Access to the IMB Core Facilities

Every IPP student has access to the IMB Core Facilities at IMB employee rates. The IMB Core Facilites provide you with the additional expertise and specialised equipment you need in order to drive your research project forward.