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1 Open-day for new Doctoral Candidates & their supervisors Jean-Dominique Polack Director, Doctoral Education Institute 10 October 2014

2 : the Doctoral Education Institute (IFD) Outline 1- Doctorate at UPMC 2- What is Doctorate? 3- Charter of Doctorate 4- The Doctoral Education Institute 2

3 1. UPMC: the Leading French Scientific and Medical University Located in the heart of the Paris, UPMC embodies French excellence in higher education and research. 18 sites, 3 marine laboratories Facts and Figures 32,000 students of which 6,900 are international 4 scientific poles: 10,000 in staff, of which 1- Modeling & Engineering 2- Energy, Matter & Universe 3- Living Earth & Environment 4- Life & Health Sciences 9,000 are in research units 100 research laboratories 7,300 publications per year (approx. 11% of the publication in France) Ranked one of the top two universities in France by both Shanghai and Taiwan ratings Members of the European innovation networks: Climate KIC and the EIT ICT Labs 3

4 Doctoral Success UPMC prepares its doctoral candidates not only for careers in research, but also for high-level executive positions. At UPMC, a doctoral project is research as a first professional employment, with a recruitment process and a salary. Additional training is adapted to each candidate s professional project and career goals. Creating Researchers 3,300 doctoral candidates over 800 doctorates awarded each year 16 doctoral schools supporting doctoral training International doctoral programs 4

5 16 Doctoral Schools Modeling & Engineering ED 130 : Information Technology, telecommunications & Electronics ED 386 : Mathematical Sciences Paris-centre ED 391 : Mechanics, Acoustics, Electronics & Robotics Living Earth & Environment ED 129 : Environmental Sciences ED 398 : Geosciences and Natural Resources. ED 227 : Natural and human Sciences: Evolution and Ecology (MNHN) Energy, Matter & Universe ED 388 : Physical & Analytical Chemistry, Paris-centre ED 397 : Material Physics & Chemistry Life & Health Sciences ED 406 : Molecular Chemistry, Paris centre ED 158 : Brain, Cognition, Behavior. ED 393 Public Health: Epiemiology & biomedical Information Sciences ED 127 : Astronomy and Astrophysics (PSL) ED 560 : STE & Physics of Universe (SPC) ED 394 : Physiology, Physiopathology and Therapeutics ED 564 : Physics Ile-de-France (PSL) ED 515 : Life Science Complexity 5

6 Doctoral Programs Vision: improve interdisciplinarity Mission: scientific animation and training 5 Doctoral Programs: Life Science Interfaces Functioning: in cooperation with DSs for recruiting, registration, training plan, follow-up, defence, etc. Process Engineering Oncology Sciences & Management Modelling of Complex Systems 6

7 UPMC: Part of Sorbonne University Sorbonne University is one of the most comprehensive university centers in the country. Sorbonne University Members Pierre and Marie Curie (science & medicine) This regrouping of five establishments was Paris-Sorbonne (humanities) awarded the Excellence Initiative from the Muséum National d'histoire Naturelle French government, and represents an important change in French higher education by covering a complete range of academic domains. (science) INSEAD Business School Compiègne University of Technology students, 6000 doctoral candidates 5000 teachers and researchers 28 DS, 1100 doctorates per year 7

8 The Sorbonne Doctoral College Sorbonne University offers innovative doctoral programs for emerging job profiles that combine science or medicine with social sciences For example: Sorbonne Doctoral College A PhD/MBA in science/management or a PhD/MBA in science/industrial strategy An Executive PhD offered in partnership with industry Interdisciplinary Seminars: to learn different approaches in other domains Additional Courses: across all disciplines Joint Doctoral Programs International Doctorates 8

9 2. What is doctorate? Some skills acquired by doctors: analysis and synthesis of complex ideas find innovative and adapted solutions to new problems imagine and develop strategies and concepts open new paths, push limits of knowledge work in team, yet be autonomous manage projects, communicate manage failure and bounce again Doctorate is: implementation of research project advancement of science acquisition of specific, scientific skills acquisition of transferable skills elaboration of professional career plan acquisition of large, general skills 9

10 3. Charter of doctorate states the doctoral policy at UPMC: recruitment and registration - original research project - open, transparent and fair procedures financing, length of thesis - 3 years contract with salary - possibility for teaching missions, etc. - prolongation beyond 3 years only with financing supervision - regular meetings with thesis supervisor - maximum of 2 new PhD candidates per supervisor per year - regular follow up by the doctoral school 10

11 Charter of doctorate (2) doctoral project implementation - doctoral project is full-time job - PhD candidate accepts laboratory bylaws - laboratory provides necessary resources continuing education and individual training plan (PIF) - PIF is defined at the start of doctoral project - regular up-dates with supervisor and doctoral schools - engagement to follow courses when registered thesis defence - requires authorisation from Thesis Approval Commission (TAP) - 2 external reviewers appointed by doctoral school - defence committee of 3 to 8 members (peer review) 11

12 Charter of doctorate (3) publication and dissemination, intellectual property (IP) - candidate has right to publish her/his research - submitted to authorisation form supervisor - candidate adheres to IP standards of the lab Mediation commission: object: prevention and resolution of conflicts Mediation - 1st level: Laboratory bringing cases: any actor of - 2nd level: Doctoral School, doctorate - 3rd level: Doctoral Education Institute (IFD) doctoral candidate supervisor director of Doctoral School 12

13 4. The Doctoral Education Institute Missions: Implement the doctoral policy of UPMC Coordinate and mutualize the means and actions of Doctoral Schools Specifically: train doctoral candidates and supervisors on the professional issues of the Doctorate: transferable skills, job market, project management produce indicators on the Doctorate (funding, time completion, supervision rates, etc.) and the doctors careers development inform Master students on the Doctorate European and international development 13

14 under the responsibility of the Vice-President in charge of Research and Innovation 14

15 Information & Registration Office Bureau d accueil des doctorants Management & administration Training & Careers Department Département Formation & Carrières (DFC) Doctoral Schools and Doctoral Programmes

16 Roles of Doctoral Schools (DS) Beginning of the Doctorate Call for Doctoral Research Projects from labs Doctoral Candidates Recruitment Integration of new Doctoral Candidates During the Doctorate Life of DS (website, meetings, workshops ) Follow-up of Doctoral Research Projects (followup committees) Follow-up of the Individual Training Plan of each Doctoral Candidate Problems and conflicts management Authorization to extend beyond 3 years At the end of the Doctorate Preparation of the thesis defense PhD s careers tracking Doctoral School is: federation of research teams around a given scientific field scientific community of dialogue & exchanges run by a director assisted by a board pilot, propose & define the doctoral policy of the DS within framework of doctoral charter & doctoral policy of UPMC scientific & pedagogic team to organize the life of the DS 16

17 Doctoral Information & Registration Office In charge of administrative and legal aspects from registration to defense 3,300 Doctoral Candidates registered at UPMC / year Over 800 theses defended / year Feeding the common database of doctorate at UPMC "Help office" for international Doctoral Candidates administrative papers, immigration, housing, bank account opening 17

18 Training & Careers Department Centralize, mutualize & carry out training actions For all Doctoral Candidates: job market, communication and management tools, innovation and start-ups More information this afternoon For Candidates with complementary teaching mission: specific training on teaching For Supervisors: knowledge of the PhDs job market and doctoral project management More information this morning Complementary doctoral missions: 4 types: Teaching (64 hours / year) Scientific diffusion et mediation Valorization (IP, TT) & European cooperation Missions in companies, firm advisor ~220 / year to apply for a mission: 18

19 Direction of the Institute Implementation of decisions from VP & Scientific Council Support for Doctoral Schools: advices, sharing of best practices, recommendations Quality tracking: statistics, indicators, process Staff & Resources management Interface with other structures within the university Events & communication Open-day for new Doctoral Candidates & Supervisors Graduation Ceremony Newsletter, Guidebook, Website International representation 19

20 Thank you

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