Euroleague for Life Sciences (ELLS)

Study ELLSwhere!

Join ELLS International Master's Programmes, Summer Schools, Scientific Student Conferenes, Student Exchange and International Networking

The Euroleague for Life Sciences (ELLS) is a network of leading universities cooperating in the fields of Natural Resource Management, Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, Life Sciences, Veterinary Sciences, Food Sciences, and Environmental Sciences.

Through this network, BOKU realizes many international (educational) projects, like international masterprogrammes, summer schools, scientific student conferences...

The member universities are:

International partners are:

  • CAU - China Agricultural University, Beijing
  • HUJI - Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
  • LU - Lincoln University, New Zealand

Contacts at BOKU

Further Information (ELSA booklet - pdf)

ELLS Events at BOKU

  • ELLS General Assembly and Forum 2018: 8.-9. November 2018, University of Wageningen, Netherlands
    ELLS Scientific Student Conference: 9.-10. November 2018, University of Wageningen, Netherlands

    BOKU warmly invites all students to present their BSC or MSC theses or other projects at the student conference of the Euroleague for Life Sciences (ELLS) "Life sciences: looking across disciplines”
    Where:  Wageningen University, Netherlands
    When: 9./10.11.2018
    New Deadline for abstracts: 30.6.2018
    Travel grants are available.
    Start oft he preparatory course " Getting tot he point“ (112304 – 2 ECTS): 7.5.2018
    Further Information and abstract submission:

  • ELLS Case Study Competition:
    Joint this year's Euroleague for Life Sciences (ELLS) Case Study competition on the topic "Urban Food Production and Rapid Urban Development". This competition is giving students the chance to apply their knowledge and skills to develop future scenarios for a case-study in the city of Vienna. The winner team will be awarded with a price of 1000 EUR.

  • Navigating Brussels with ELLS 2018
    3 days intensive course organized by ELLS ST Reseach Support Offices, 25 – 27 June 2018, Brussels, Belgium

    •     Learn more about the European Programmes for young scientists
    •     Learn how to write a successful project proposal in an international team
    •     Meet colleagues and friends from around Europe
    •     Learn about the Brussels institutions and European policies

    Deadline for application: 15 April 2018 (or until places filled) – limited for 20 applicants
    Further information and registration

  • You want to write your master thesis at another ELLS university?
    Please check the new information on the ELLS website: "Master thesis abroad"!
  • ELLS Conference and Scientific Student Conference 2017
    About 50 students and 20 staff members from BOKU joined this year's ELLS Conference + Scientific Student Conference which was held at the University of Copenhagen on November 16 to 18, 2017.
    The teachers met their colleagues from the partner universities in the Subject Areas, Support Teams and other groups to further develop the network and its programmes. The students presented and discussed their work (bachelor's or master's thesis or other projects) and improved their own international scientific network.
    At the final award ceremony also some of the 8 oral and 9 poster presenters from BOKU were awarded:
    Oral presentations:
    1. price in the subtheme "Food: Quality, Production and Safety": Lukas Ossberger & Charlotte Voigt (presenting), Kyrill Sattlberger (non-presenting)
    2. price in the subtheme "Food: Quality, Production and Safety": Magdalena Ehn
    1. price in the subtheme "Collaboration: Enabling Innovation and Entrepreneurship": Katharina Toth (UCPH/BOKU)
    Poster presentations:
    1. price in the subtheme "Global Health: Humans and Animals": Tibor Vladimir
    2. price in the subtheme "Global Health: Plants": Aileen Henze
    1. price in the subtheme "Food: Quality, Production and Safety": Nathalie Binder
    In addition the audience price for the best poster was awarded to a BOKU student: Tamara Dinter (BOKU/UCPH)
    Congratulations to all prize winners!

    The posters of the BOKU students will be presented as part of the International Days in the Aula of Schwackhöferhaus: 20.-23.11.2017

    We already invite you now to next year's ELLS Conference and Scientific Student Conference which will be held at Wageningen University, Netherlands, from November 8 to 10, 2018. Further information will follow in April.



The winners of the Students' Presentation Prize (Florian Stöckl and Bernhard Ungerer are absent).