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What is a thesis?

Your doctorate is more than simply the research work. We also expect you to take some training courses, about 100 hours over the course of the three years of your PhD. These can be detailed training in methods or techniques relevant to your research, courses on broader career skills such as presenting in public, teaching, science writing or popularising science or other courses of general interest.

The Doctoral School also considers that attendence of international meetings can count towards these training hours, but how much must be verified each time. A specialised workshop on the research topic will count less as a training than as a research activity, for example.

You also need to organise annual meetings of your Thesis Committee (see this topic in the Main Menu) and attend meetings of the Committee for Professonal Insertion (see this topic in the Main Menu).