The Centre for Bioeconomy at BOKU

The goal of the bioeconomy is to transform the current economic system into an economy based on renewable resources.

The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna (BOKU) covers almost all areas of the bioeconomy and sees this as a unique selling point European-wide. BOKU has focused on the bioeconomy: More than eighty percent of the institutes do research in the field of bioeconomy and also offer training in this field.

The focus has traditionally grown. The university has always covered science, technology and social sciences. In order to coordinate the comprehensive activities within the university, to promote internal and external cooperation and collaboration as well as communication, the Centre for Bioeconomy was set up in May 2019. The aim of the Centre is to initiate and support bioeconomy-relevant activities in the field of research, education and innovation.

NEWS: Apply for your PhD in DESTINY Doctoral Network

The EBUs´ joint doctoral network DESTINY is a Horizon Europe Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action and offers a total number of 15 fully funded PhD positions in bioeconomy.

The duration of the PhD is 36 months.

Important eligibility: you must not have resided or carried out your main activity (e.g. studies) in the country of the recruiting beneficiary for more than 12 months in the past 36 months before recruitment.

Submission deadline: March 11th, 2024

To submit, send your candidacy to this address: destiny-team(at)

For more details, please open this document.

Our tasks:

  • Coordination
  • Cooperation
  • Collaboration
  • Communication

Our goal:

Support of activities in research, education and innovation.

Our service:

You are looking for scientists at BOKU in a specific subject area? We are happy to connect you!
Contact: bioeconomy(at)


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