What is ageing and why do we age? We train a new generation of outstanding biomedical researchers to unravel the molecular mechanisms of ageing. We invite scientists with a research background in cell or molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics, bioengineering, pharmacology, neuroscience, medical biology, medicine, or related fields to apply for our PhD programme. The next call for applications will start in winter 2019. Join the Cologne Graduate School of Ageing Research in Germany and advance your career with a doctoral degree in life sciences!


Call for applications: open until November 17, 2019

The online application portal is opened until November 17, 2019. The PhD positions will start between July and October 2020. Apply now! Read more

CGA-Story: The buddy programme

Daniel Davila and William Bradshaw, Graduate School of Ageing Cologne

Daniel Dávila had a good start in Cologne, getting support by his CGA Buddy William Bradshaw. Read more

CGA Story: Ph.D. and parenthood

Sophie Kaspar Cologne Graduate School of Ageing Research

Sophie Kaspar gives insight about the family friendly infrastructure at the Cologne Graduate School of Ageing Research. Read more

CGA Story: On the academic fast track

Hans Georg Sprenger Cologne Graduate School of Ageing Research

Hans-Georg Sprenger combined Master and Doctoral studies at the University of Cologne. Read more

CGA Story: Representing fellow students

Carolina Leote Ageing Grad School

Carolina Leote tells about her work as a student representative and about her insights to the Cologne Graduate School of Ageing Research. Read more

Welcome to Cologne: CGA Class 2018

We cordially welcome our students of the class of 2018 to Cologne! Welcome Aishwarya from India, Filippo from Italy, João from Portugal, He from... Read more