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ELLS Scientific Student Conference 2023
"The Power of Science- Many Perspectives on our World"
University of Hohenheim, 17-18 November 2023
Registration for the ELLS Scientific Student Conference is open
Deadline for presenters: 30 September, Deadline for audience members: 15 October or when the maximum number of participants is reached.

ELLS General Assembly and Forum
Communicating (about) Biodiversity

University of Hohenheim, 16.-17. November 2023
Registration for the ELLS General Assembly & Forum is open
Deadline: 13 October

ELLS Summer Schools
Join an ELLS intensive programme or summer school!
Also in 2023 BOKU supports BOKU participants with a travel grant:
Call + Application Form 2023

On 1 January 2023, Euroleague for Life Sciences welcomed four new European members: the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering of Ghent University (Belgium), L'Institut Agro (France), the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and the Estonian University of Life Sciences.

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.

The focus of ELLS is on joint teaching and learning, student and staff mobility, and quality assurance. These activities will result in highly qualified graduates, who are prepared for the demands of the European and international market. Furthermore, through the sharing of expertise and resources, this network will enhance the national and international position and potential of all partner universities, as part of the development and implementation of their degree programmes.

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

ELLS Events & Announcements at BOKU

Poster ELLS Scientific Student Conference
  • ELLS Scientific Student Conference 2023

    BOKU warmly invittes all students to the  ELLS Scientific Student Conference:
    "The Power of Science- Many Perspectives on our World"
    Food for the world * Big perspectives on small things * Pigs, pine trees and everything in between * Social economy in a changing world * Our planet as a resource * Working together for a greener future

    Where: University of Hohenheim (Stuttgart, Germany)
    When: 17-18 November 2023
    Registration deadline for presenters: 30 September
    Registration deadline for audience members: 15 October or when the maximum number of participants is reached.

    Get inspired by the master's and bachelor's theses of your colleagues, network with students from all over Europe and overseas, listen to keynotes of high ranked researchers and use the broad offer of the ELLS Scientific Student Conference!

    No participation fee, prizes for the best presentations!

    All BOKU presenters are warmly invited to attend the preparatory class 112.303 Presenting at a scientific conference

    Further information and registration:

    Poster A4

  • ELLS at the International Days at BOKU
    We kindly invite you to the presentations of the English and International Master programmes as well as to the Euroleague for Life Sciences (ELLS) at BOKU as part of the
    International Days !
    Wednesday, 9th of May from 11:00-12:30 (CET) --> Zoom in!
    We look forward to seeing you and your friends virtually!


  • ELLS General Assembly & Forum und ELLS Scientific Student Conference 2022
    22-24. September 2022, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

    Get inspired! International Networking for BOKU students and staff at the ELLS Conferences
    The Euroleague for Life Sciences welcomed four new member universities in Prague. 27 BOKU students presented their projects!

    This year’s ELLS General Assembly & Forum and Scientific Student Conference was held at the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague (CZU) from September 22 to 24. Finally, the ELLS BOKU representatives and BOKU students could meet physically with their colleagues from the other ELLS universities again.

    The Euroleague for Life Sciences used this opportunity to welcome 4 new member universities:
    - Faculty of Bioscience, Ghent University, Belgium
    - Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
    - L’Institut Agro, France
    - Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia

    Together with the old and new members, Rector Schulev-Steindl and the BOKU representatives discussed the opportunities for ELLS in the new Erasmus+ programme period (2021-2027) and planned new projects.

    About 320 participants (students and staff) joint the ELLS Scientific Student Conference (SSC) that is always directly linked to the ELLS General Assembly & Forum.

    Also 27 BOKU students used this opportunity to present their bachelor or master’s thesis or other projects around the topic “The Interconnectedness of Things: A Path Towards Sustainable Solutions”.

    Associate Professor Ing. Hynek Roubík, Ph.D.  (CZU) who won an ELLS presentation prize at the ELLS SSC 2013 at BOKU and the young researcher Ing. Stacy Hammond, Ph.D. motivated the students in their keynote speech to step outside their box. They gave tips how to network and how to start a (research) career.

    The SSC was organised together by CZU and ELSA, the Euroleague Student Association  whose members also chaired the oral sessions. This teamwork guaranteed a lot of network options, inspiration and fun for all participants.

    Inspiration was also the keyword at the final award ceremony, not only due to the many prizes. Five BOKU graduates of the joint ELLS master programmes who joined the conference were honoured. One of the highlights of the conference was an impressing chemistry show: It encouraged the students to use miraculous phenomena that are actually based on simple laws of nature as inspiration for their plans and ideas for a sustainable future.

    Congratulations to the winners of the ELLS Student Presentation Prizes from BOKU!

    Oral Presentations (11 prizes for students from 8 universities)
    - Subtheme “Insects. Not gross, but grossly important”: Martin Mayrhofer
    - Subtheme “Into the Woods. Forestry at its finest”: Maximilian Behringer

    Poster presentations (11 prizes for students from 8 universities)
    - Subtheme “Insects. Not gross, but grossly important”: Anna-Lena Ferstl
    - Subtheme “Designing the modern world. Human perspective”: Igor Luketina
    - Subtheme “Healthy Plant. Happy System”: Nicole Laure
    - Subtheme “Into the Woods. Forestry at its finest”: Jerneja Harmel

    Already now, we warmly invite all BOKU students and teachers to next year's ELLS Scientific Student Conference 2023. It will be held at the University of Hohenheim, Germany from 17-18 November 2023.
    Topic: "The Power of Science"

    Further information will be available soon:

    Information on the ELLS SSC 2022:

  • Would you like to write your master thesis at another ELLS university?
    Please check out the new information on the ELLS website: 'Master thesis abroad'!