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.