Doctoral student

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Two articles published at the beginning of this year in Environmental Pollution, one devoted to the Florida dolphins, the other to the humpback whales of Reunion Island, remind us of the impact of our pollution on marine mammals.

Link between snow cover and the risk of flooding


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Ma thèse en 180 secondes. Pourquoi pas vous?


Le concours Ma thèse en 180 secondes (MT180) offre chaque année aux doctorants une belle opportunité de développer leurs compétences communicationnelles des doctorants devant le grand public. Inscriptions prolongées jusqu'au 3 mars :

Do a Ph.D., become a researcher

Doctorant defUndertaking a doctoral program means choosing to follow your master's studies by intensive research training, possibly in preparation for a promising career as a researcher.

Indeed, it is estimated that roughly 500,000 researchers will be needed to create the knowledge-based economy that Europe aims at making the most competitive in the world. However, there is currently a shortage of young people with a passion for this career full of discovery and promise both in our universities and our cutting-edge companies. Why not take the plunge?

The doctoral degree is obtained "after the presentation of a dissertation in which the candidate demonstrates creativity as well as capacity to perform scientific research and report its results". Doctoral training and research work are therefore the foundations of the doctoral program, which takes a minimum of three years to complete (180 credits).

An individualized and high-quality program

In order to acquire the highest scientific qualification in his/her domain and optimize his/her future employability, the student takes part in drawing up his/her own program. It is organized loosely around three major axes: thematic disciplinary training, transversal training and scientific production.  For the research component, the doctoral student is integrated into the best scientific teams; he/she is supervised by professors or experienced researchers who will guide and advise him/her. The university promotes his/her exposure to what is happening outside Belgium by providing the means (financial and other) for him/her to take part in conferences and scientific stays abroad.

Practical information

Graduates who are contemplating beginning a doctoral program often have questions about program expectations, subjects offered, practical organization, admission procedures, financial support available, etc. On this website you will find information to help you make informed choices. Professors will, of course, be the first people graduates should turn to, unless they first wish to confer with students from the ULg Network of Doctoral Students...

Get your PhD!

logo pars-en-thesePractical Guide to doctoral students from the University of Liège, it contains a wealth of essential information!
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Contact(s) : ARD, Evelyne Favart

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