Promote doctoral studies between Ireland and France
How to introduce the doctoral system into Ireland and into France to researchers and professors? This exercise organized by the Campus France Office in Dublin on June 25th was intended for researchers and professors passed with flying colours.
After the opening speech of Trinity’s Provost, Mr Patrick Prendergast, the morning was divided into presentations of doctoral systems in France and Ireland (where a new framework has recently been introduced).
Phd funding schemes being quite difficult to realize, gave us an opportunity to ask former Phd students and supervisors to explain the process. After this discussion, the Innovation Academy presented its professionalized training programme to the audience.
Presentations about European programmes (Horizon 2020) and existing fundings for the French Irish collaboration completed this day.
Then in the afternoon, IBM came to explain benefits of having a Phd student in a global company.
This forum was organized with the participation of the French Embassy in Ireland, Campus France, the Irish Universities Association with the support of Trinity College and the Innovation Academy.
This day allows French and Irish researchers to exchange and to consider new partnerships. Sixty participants came including nineteen from France (Rennes, Poitiers, Bordeaux, Lyon, Nantes, Paris, Limoges, Toulouse, Montpellier...). Three of them are international vice-president of universities; others are professors, researchers and academic administrative staff.
On the Irish side, three Deans of Graduates studies (University College Dublin, Dublin City University and Trinity College) presented the development of the Irish system.
Visits and meetings took place with researchers from DCU, UCD and Trinity College before or after the forum. A handbook for the French Irish collaboration for doctoral studies will be produced and distributed soon.