Getting involved in institutional life

Getting involved in institutional life

All doctoral students are called upon to vote and to be represented at various elections: 

  • At the    level of the doctoral school (election of doctoral student representatives in the ED Council
  • At the    laboratory level (election of doctoral student representatives to the research unit council)
  • At the    university level: elections of the members of central councils, i.e. the board of directors as well as the academic council, which comprises two commissions: the research commission, which includes a users' committee reserved for doctoral students, and the commission for education and student life. 
  • At the faculty level (election of doctoral student representatives to the faculty council, specific users’ committee for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and the Faculty of Science and Engineering. 

Contractual doctoral students also vote for their union representatives at local and national level, and on the joint consultative committee.

Through this institutional representation, doctoral students can give their point of view and participate in the decisions taken by the structure. On a personal level, becoming an elected official is a way to contribute to institutional life, to learn about the functioning of the university and to show one's commitment to collective life.

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.

All users (students and staff) have access to more precise information on a dedicated page:


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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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