Getting involved in community life

Getting involved in community life

Association of doctoral students

At Sorbonne University, doctoral students are encouraged to take part in institutional life but also to become involved in the life of associations. Being a member of a doctoral students' association allows them to meet doctoral students from different disciplines, to discuss problems, to set up collective actions and to avoid isolation. It allows them to diversify their activities not only in connection with but also in parallel to the doctorate.

The two associations of Doc'Up and the Doctoral Collective, both open to all doctoral students of the doctoral schools of Sorbonne University, offer both fun days or evenings, but also events with a more professional focus: breakfasts, afterwork meetings, scientific mediation activities and theme days. Doctoral students should seriously consider joining them. There are also associations specific to certain doctoral schools. 

At the national level, the CJC (Confederation of Young Researchers) brings together some forty associations of young researchers, who are involved on a voluntary basis in the promotion of the doctorate and its recognition as professional experience. It liaises with the public authorities and provides assistance to any structure wishing to exchange views on the subject. 

At the European level, EURODOC, the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers brings together 34 national organisations from the European Union and Council of Europe countries. 

Learned Societies

Doctoral students are encouraged to join learned associations related to their research work. These societies bring together members from one or more disciplines around a research theme or subject. They organise seminars and conferences, may publish journals and sometimes award prizes or fund mobility schemes. Doctoral students can thesis director and colleagues for more information.

The faculty of medicine is closed to the public and operates according to a business continuity plan (research, pedagogy, administrative) since Monday, March 16, 2020. The closure of the faculty to the public effectively results in the cancellation of all courses in face-to-face. Research activities and vital administrative activities are maintained, under the conditions specified by the university administration in the Business Continuity Plan. Beyond the end of classroom lessons, university libraries are closed. The situation is constantly changing, staff and students are invited to consult their emails, the university intranet and the FAQ to stay informed.

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The Faculty of Medicine teaches the 3 cycles of medical studies: from PASS (integrated into the faculty) to the 3rd cycle including DES, DESC, DU and DIU. The lessons are given mainly on two sites: Pitié-Salpêtrière and Saint-Antoine. The faculty also provides paramedical education: speech therapy, psychomotricity and orthoptics. The Saint-Antoine site includes a midwifery school.

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