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Your Doctoral Studies Team

PhD Programme N094

Your decision to start a doctoral programme at the Medical University of Vienna is a lifetime decision. You are now a part oft he medical future and we are proud to accompany you on your way. 

Dear doctoral candidates,

Welcome to the Medical University of Vienna!

We are very pleased at the prospect of your completing a doctorate at our university. This is going to be your first step towards an independent professional career. Therefore, the Medical University of Vienna and the team of the Doctoral School will do their best to offer you maximum support in this endeavor. We feel privileged that you chose to become early stage researchers at our institution.

To help you find your way at the start of your doctorate, we placed all the relevant information on this web page. The first steps you need to take are: (i) find a supervisor using the web pages for the different thematic doctoral programs, (ii) define a thesis project together with this supervisor, and (iii) in collaboration with the supervisor, submit a thesis concept in order to get registered. That’s it. Thereafter, you will become part of Medical University of Vienna.

The students’ office, in particular that of Martin Janku, is your point of contact for every issue regarding your stay at the Medical University of Vienna, and they will be happy to provide you with all the information required. Please feel free to contact the students’ office for advice on all personal matters.

We wish you a successful start and a wonderful and enlightening time at the Medical University of Vienna.

Yours sincerely,

Stefan Boehm
Director of the Doctoral School




“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm” (Winston Churchill)


We are your Doctoral Studies Team

Stefan Boehm
Professor of Neuropharmacology, Medical University of Vienna
Director of Curriculum


Aside of serving as director of the doctoral school, I am chairman of the Department of Neurophysiology and Neuropharmacology at the Centre for Physiology and Pharmacology. This provides me with the opportunity to take care of the undergraduate teaching with respect to medical neurosciences. In regard of doctoral studies, I am responsible for the entire educational framework. In the organization of the doctoral studies, I am supported by Irene Lang and Martin Janku and I would like to thank them for their excellent continuing commitment.


Irene Marthe Lang
Professor of Vascular Biology, Medical University of Vienna
Vice Director of Curriculum


I have been the vice director of the doctoral studies at the Medical University of Vienna since 2004, assisting Stefan Böhm since 2012.  I am also a senior staff member at the Department of Cardiology, and deputy Chairwoman of the Department.  I serve as an active interventional and structural cardiologist, and as an active vascular biology researcher.   Within the curriculum, I am initiating the formal approval process of theses submissions, I assist in the management of student affairs, exams and graduation ceremonies.  My mission is to teach students to “ never miss out on the fascination of science “.


Martin Janku
Studies and Examinations Department, Medical University of Vienna
Administrator