Topic: PhD programs for BNU students in Toulouse University, France
Time: Oct. 19th 15:00 – 17:00
Place: Room 207, No. 7 Teaching Building
1.Sovan Lek, Professor in Environmental Sciences, director of the international cooperation in charge
with Asian countries
2.Michel Caffarel, Research Director in CNRS, director of the PhD school "Material Sciences"
This session is for all professors who would like to cooperate with Toulouse University, and potential candidates
to apply to the CSC program to do PhD in Toulouse University. Students of all discipline are welcome, especially
2nd and 3rd year master students and 1st year PhD students.
Brief introduction of Toulouse University:
Toulouse University was create since 1229 (one of the oldest world-wide University). It has 100,000 students,with
around 5000 in doctorate degree. It graduates around 1000 PhD / year.Around 15% foreign students globally, 45%
in doctorate degree. It has signed MOU with the CSC (Chinese Scholarship Council) that we can recruit Chinese
PhD students (50-100/y, 76 in 2012). Our 15 PhD Doctorate schools covering all disciplines, with a potential of
10,000 researchers / professors. PhD can be done fully in English. It also has around 500 specialities of Masters,
some are fully in English (see http://en.univ-toulouse.fr/courses/programs-taught-english).
4 poles of competitiveness
l. Aeronautic & Astronautique (especially with Airbus, Ariane …)
2. Bio-Cancer (one modern oncopol)
3. Agrimip Inovation (for agro-industry)
4. Pole for Water (Environment saving and clining)
Besides, TSE (Toulouse School of Economics) is TOP 1 in Europe.
Toulouse is the TOP 1 of the Pamares of the French city prefered by students (see http://www.letudiant.fr/etudes/rendezvous--etudier-en-region/les-villes-ou-il-fait-bon-etudier.html). Toulouse is also one of the 8 initiative of excellence in France (IDEX program named UNITI).