Sunday 19 November 2017
Ecole Doctorale BIOLOGIE SANTE (ED n°446)
Faculté de Médecine Pôle Recherche
1 place de verdun
59045 Lille cedex - France
Tél. : +33 (0)3 20 62 34 27

Communauté d'Universités et d'Etablissements


    Carrying out an original research project allows the doctoral student to acquire solid, scientific skills in his/her field. In consultation with her/his supervisor, each doctoral candidate must in addition accumulate a minimum of 100 hours of thematic training, preferably over the first and second year. This versatile training program addresses both academic expertise and personal skills.

    Thematic training activities comprise advanced courses, invited lectures, journal clubs and doctoral seminars planned by the Doctoral School, the Federative Research Institutes and research teams. In addition, doctoral students may follow external disciplinary courses, upon approval of the Doctoral School.

    Cross-disciplinary study is encouraged. The doctoral students are also strongly encouraged to spend several months in a European research laboratory. Specific support (travel and accommodation for periods less 3 months) may be obtained through the European Doctoral College of Lille - North of France.

    The “André Verbert Doctoral Day” is an annual seminar organized by doctoral students, which takes place at the beginning of every academic year. During this event, the second year students present their work orally or by poster, discuss and share ideas with other doctoral students and senior researchers. This event is also aimed at improving the integration of new students, encouraging inter-laboratory communication and reinforcing the cohesion of the doctoral program. To develop communication skills in English, the seminar is now held with oral presentations and discussions in English instead of French.

    Doctoral students are also encouraged to develop complementary skills that go beyond the specific topic of the doctorate for later use in a professional career inside or outside academia.

    A complementary program of study is available in foreign languages, including proficiency tests such as the TOEFL (or French as a foreign language for applicants whose native language is not French), self-evaluation, and to prepare for entry into the workplace, such as developing a realistic professional plan, interview techniques, corporate personal presentation, understanding the professional world, knowledge valorization and protection of intellectual property