PhD thesis - Université libre de Bruxelles
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Doctoral training

Graduate colleges

Subject-based doctoral training is provided by the Graduate Colleges, which are in turn managed by the FRS-FNRS.

Each scientific field detailed in the Bologna Declaration has its own Graduate College: an interuniversity establishment whose role is to coordinate Graduate Schools. Each GC is coordinated by its ULB representative on the FRS-FNRS scientific council.

Graduate Schools are interuniversity establishments that promote a cross-disciplinary approach and exchanges between PhD students at the various member universities of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles. The schools may belong to one or more GC. They offer a range of activities such as conferences, seminars, or PhD Days where students can meet to discuss their research.

Subject-based training includes classes, research seminars, scientific meetings, conferences, etc. that are put forward by the student’s supervisory committee and may be organised by the research centre, laboratory, or department where the PhD student is conducting their research.