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  • 7 TRACKS of Scientific Study

    Explore, learn, and grow within our six research tracks led by outstanding scientists

    Biology
    Chemistry & Materials
    Computer Science
    Data Science & Scientific Computing
    Mathematics
    Neuroscience
    Physics

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    • Fully-funded PhD & intern positions
    • Interdisciplinary program
    • Cutting-edge research
    • BSc & MSc students eligible to apply
    • English-taught program
    • International community
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    • Support & development services

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    Why ISTA

ISTA GRADUATE program

Our program uniquely fosters, excites and educates students through broad, curiosity-driven research.

Our PhD students’ and faculty’s dedication to excellence and innovation shapes the future of science.

FOUNDING PRINCIPLES

  • Unparalleled Research
  • Pioneers of Science as Faculty
  • Student-Centered Approach
  • Interdisciplinary Program

Get to know our research groups

Curiosity-driven
Research

Meet our PHd Students

Claudia Espinoza

Neuroscience

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The ISTernship Research Experience

Three ISTerns share their unique experience at ISTA.

Join the ISTernship summer program and gain hands-on experience working on cutting-edge research projects!

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Frozen: Cutting-edge technology reveals structures within cells

New methods enable scientists at ISTA to take a look at the innermost of cells: high-resolution images of deep-frozen cells show structures that previously could only be guessed at.

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Bend, don’t break: new tool enables economic glass design

Computer scientists develop a design tool that opens up the use of a cost-efficient technology for curved glass panels. The tool is based on a deep neural network and allows for the free-form design of beautiful glass façades.

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