In France, the doctoral school is the structure that organises the doctorate within the universities and graduate schools (grandes écoles). In relation with the research units that host the doctoral students, the doctoral school is the entity in charge of the registration and re-registration of doctoral students. This structure also offers additional vocational courses.
The Doctoral Schools at the UPJV
Depending on the field of the research unit that you join, you will be attached to one of the two doctoral schools at the UPJV:
These doctoral schools ensure compliance with the regulations and administrative framework for doctoral education.
Each doctoral school is headed by a Director, appointed by the University President on the proposal of the Scientific Council and after consultation of the Council of each doctoral school for the duration of the four-year research contract.
Each Director is assisted by a Doctoral School Council, which issues opinions on the organisation and operation of the doctoral school and on the monitoring of doctoral students. It ensures that the principles of the institution's Thesis Charter are respected and allocates research grants. The council meets at least twice a year.
The missions of the Doctoral Schools at the UPJV
The two doctoral schools at the UPJV have the following missions:
to provide scientific and technical training and courses in a high-level specialisation cycle
to contribute to the animation of research and to promote partnerships between teams
to provide assistance to doctoral students for world-wide job-market access