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Sorbonne University honors its PhD students: experience the PhD Graduation Ceremony 2015 in pictures

This year, once again, there were more than 1000 students - of whom 30% were international students! - who completed their thesis at one of the 25 doctoral schools at Sorbonne University. Every year, Sorbonne University organizes a graduation ceremony to honor its PhD students and to celebrate the culmination of their research and the quality of their work, whether in physics, biology, history or literature. You are invited to relive this memorable and enjoyable event in pictures!

#1 - The end of a scientific, intellectual and human adventure and the start of a new stage in these PhD’s lives

#1 - The end of a scientific, intellectual and human adventure and the start of a new stage in these PhD’s lives

One, two, three...and the caps are in the air! Dressed in their black gowns bearing their institution’s crest, the PhDs from the class of 2015 are ready to immortalize their last moment at Sorbonne University. Some may continue with the adventure and decide to lecture or join an expert scientific research team in one of the subject Chairs at Sorbonne University. This is one of the many options open to them through the Doctoral College at Sorbonne University which accompanies PhD students throughout the process of completing their thesis and in their careers, too!  

For PhD students and future PhD students, if you want to find out more about subject Chairs, visit this page!

#2 - Multiple disciplines, 5 founding members, but only one family: Sorbonne University!

#2 - Multiple disciplines, 5 founding members, but only one family: Sorbonne University!

Joined by their family, friends and lecturers in the Châtelet Theater in Paris (and at the Grand Rex in 2016!), the PhD students pose for the camera. This time of celebration is also the time for the freshly graduated PhDs of the Université Pierre et Marie Curie and Paris-Sorbonne, the University of Technology of Compiègne, the National Museum of Natural History and even INSEAD to come together with their year group and talk to other students and lecturers from the other institutions. Given Sorbonne University’s desire to increase the number of meetings there are between researchers and lecturers working in different disciplines, a special interinstitutional program has been introduced to fund theses which incorporate several disciplines!

To find out about all the programs available for PhD students, please make inquiries with our member institutions !

#3 - You have graduated and you are now a doctor: what now?

#3 - You have graduated and you are now a doctor: what now?

Lecturing is far from being the only career path after your PhD! Over their years at Sorbonne University and in addition to their advanced research training, PhD students were able to validate their skills in practical workshops and workshops to develop their professionalism, meeting actors from the socio-economic and business worlds thanks to ‘Doctorials’ and even by taking part in the ‘My thesis in 180 seconds’ international competition where they present their research to the public. After completing their thesis, a PhD is therefore in a position to take up a management position in a company, move into the public sector or even begin a start-up business!

To find out more about the professional training courses and workshops on offer from the Doctoral College of Sorbonne University, click on this link 

Want to take part in the next ‘My thesis in 180 seconds’ competition? Watch previous entries

#4 - A day run for and by the PhD students!

#4 - A day run for and by the PhD students!

The event was also covered by the PhD student network at Sorbonne University, ‘Doc’Up’, which builds partnerships with the student associations of the different institutions and organizes joint events (After Work gatherings, the Summer Party, sports tournaments and offbeat broadcasts and columns on the life of young researchers, etc.). Throughout the year, Sorbonne University PhD students have also had the opportunity to meet each other and work together in the numerous group working spaces available for researchers, such as the Daniel Thomas innovation center or the FABLabs of the University of Technology of Compiègne and the Université Pierre et Marie Curie.

Find out more about Doc’Up, the association for PhD students at Sorbonne University

If you want to find out more about the projects and the subjects being studied by PhD students at Sorbonne University, visit this page

 

 

#5 - Celebrating excellence and giving PhD students a voice on the global stage 

#5 - Celebrating excellence and giving PhD students a voice on the global stage

The big day is here for French researchers...and international researchers, too! This ceremony also honors the different academic pathways and the international profile of the 1500 international PhD students who joined Sorbonne University for their thesis. Sorbonne University is extremely committed to this international aspect of studying as this enables numerous researchers every year to take part in programs in North America, Asia or even Brazil, in the form of a co-tutoring agreement, for example.

To find out more about the partnerships and international programs available at Sorbonne University, you can visit this page !

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To see all the pictures from the Class of 2015 PhD Graduation Ceremony, view the album!

 

 

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