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 Conference and Scientific Student Conference 2017
    The ELLS Conference (November 16-17) and Scientific Student Conference (November 17-18) will be held at the University of Copenhagen.
    BOKU warmly invites all students to present their BSC/MSC theses or other projects at the international student conference "Global Challenges – the Impact of Life Sciences”.
    Where:  University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    When: November 17-18, 2017
    Registration Deadline: October 8, 2017
    Travel and accommodation scholarships for selected abstracts available

    Further Information and registration:
    http://www.ells2017.dk

ELLS Spring Meeting 2017
  • ELLS Spring Meeting 2017:
    On March 16 and 17 BOKU invited the Task Force and IRO of ELLS to Vienna for the annual spring meeting. We kindly thank all participants for the productive meeting!

  • ELLS Conference und ELLS Scientific Student Conference 2016

    About 50 students and 16 staff members from BOKU joined the  ELLS Conference und Scientific Student Conference (SSC) "Bio-Based Economy for a Sustainable Future" which was held at the University of Hohenheim on November 10 to 12, 2016.

    The students presented and discussed their work (bachelor's or master's thesis or other projects) on Friday and Saturday. Next to the scientific value - first conference expierence for bachelor/master students -  networking and the interdisciplinary exchange left a good and lasting impression. Asked by the chair of the students' represenation ELSA during the closing, almost all students stated that they had intensive communication with someone they had never met before.

    At the final award ceremony BOKU students won 3 of the 12 prizes for the best oral presentations and 1 of the 6 prizes for the best poster presentation.
    Oral presentations:

    • 1st Prize in the subtheme "Securing Worldwide Food Supply": Rodrigo Valencia Cotera
    • 2nd Prize in the subtheme "Improving Efficient and Sustainable Agricultural Production“: Florian Stöckl
    • 2nd Prize in the subtheme "Producing Healthful and Safe Food“: Maria Maier & Lena Schlagitweit


    Poster presentations:

    • Prize in the subtheme "Socioeconomics and other Aspects of Bioeconomy“: Bernhard Ungerer


    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: 21.-24.11.2016


    The teachers and staff met their colleagues from the partner universities in the different Subject Areas, Support Teams and other groups to share their expertise and further develop joint activites. As the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (WULS-SGGW) will take over the chair of the network for the next 3 years, a new strategy was presented.  This strategy expands the basic aims of ELLS and includes research support as a new focus, next to concepts like entrepreneurship and diversity. Therefore the ELLS Board preliminary approved the new support team "Research support officers" which Elisabeth Denk from BOKU co-developed.
    A joint session on Friday was devoted to the topic „Academic Quality, Entrepreneurship and Collaboration – how can they be combined? “. Experts from Wageningen University and the University of Copenhagen gave valuable input on innovation and the golden triangle of entrepreneurship: knowledge, competences and personality.

    The next ELLS Conference and Scientific Student Conference will take place at the University of Copenhagen,  November 16 to 18 2017.

    Further Information:
    http://ells2016.uhoh.de/



The winners of the Students' Presentation Prize (Florian Stöckl and Bernhard Ungerer are absent).
  • More than 50 students and 15 staff members from BOKU joined the  ELLS Conference und Scientific Student Conference (SSC) „Challenges of the global resource management – social, environmental, economic dimension“ which was held at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague on November 12 to 14, 2015.
    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 4 of the 9 oral and 14 poster presenters from BOKU were awarded:
    Oral presentations:
    1. Prize in the subtheme "Environmental issues in global natural resource management": Kathrine Schack Madsen
    2. Prize in the subtheme "Socioeconomic dimension of global natural resource management (economies,
    people and environment)": Sanne Lisby Eriksen
    Poster presentations:
    2. Prize in the subtheme "Food sciences and agricultural sciences reflecting challenges of natural resource management (animal sciences)": Barbara Becede
    3. Prize in the subtheme "Environmental issues in global natural resource management": Marie Theres Pfeiffer
    In addition the conference participants voted for the best "CASE Study" presentation: Max Hechler and Christian Hochauer, two BOKU students, were part of the winning team.
    Congratulations to all prize winners!

    The posters of the BOKU students were presented as part of the International Days in the Aula of Schwackhöferhaus: 30.11., 2.12., 3.12.

    Impressions (film)

  • ELLS Case Study Competition
    Euroleague for Life Sciences (ELLS) Case Study competition is giving young passionate scientists the chance to apply their studies for a professional case at the rural area of Czech Republic.
    The Competition gives you the opportunity to use your theoretical knowledge in a real life problem. You can improve your team management skills within an international team of 7 students by designing solutions and team working. The goal is to demonstrate that students can have a social impact on local communities.
    Facts:

    • 3 international teams, each of 7 members
    • real life case in rural area of Podlipansko, Czech Republic
    • travel costs, accommodation and food will be covered
    • start in May; face to face working week i summer, presentation during the Scientific Student Conference in Prague
    • price: € 1.400,- for the winning team

    Congratulations to the winning team 2015 and especially to the two members from BOKU: Max Hechler and Christian Hochauer!