The University of Bordeaux Graduate Research School

In 2018, the University of Bordeaux created its “Graduate Research School”, in order to coordinate, strengthen and promote doctoral studies along with our partner research organizations.

  • 05/06/2018

Amongst its activities, this UB Graduate Research school features three advanced Graduate and Professional programs founded on disciplines where Bordeaux has achieved international levels of excellence in terms of education and research. Our new graduate programs are based on a student-centered approach to education, and are driven by cutting-edge research in the emerging fields of digital public health, photonics and neurosciences.

These graduate programs propose high-level training at Master and Doctorate level. Via top-quality, disciplinary teaching, they prepare talented, motivated students from a variety of different backgrounds for challenging international careers in a globalized world.

The programs offer unique, interdisciplinary curricula, intensive training modules based on innovation and employability, as well as new teaching methods which foster collaborative problem solving, project management and scientific dissemination skills. Graduate students will be immersed within real-life research projects, thus providing them with promising job prospects not only in academia, but also in rapidly growing industrial sectors that require highly-trained professionals. 

Digital Public Health

The graduate program in Digital Public Health is a project created by the Bordeaux Population Health research center (BPH) and the Bordeaux School of Public Health (ISPED). As of September 2018, two positions are proposed within its Doctoral Program (PhD), open to graduate students from all disciplines. A new Master of Sciences will start as of 2019. The courses delivered within the Master and PhD are based on digital innovation resulting from big data, connected devices for public health and respond to the growing need for trained professionals in this field of expertise today.

Digital innovation offers tremendous prospects for improving individual and population health.

Rodolphe Thiébaut — Digital Public Health graduate program director

"The next generation of graduates needs to be trained in complex interdisciplinary approaches, combining epidemiology, statistics and computer sciences with human and social sciences in order to explore the societal impact of digital public health.” (R. Thiébaut)

> Find out about the call for applications on our funding opportunities webpage and about the Master program on our international website.

Light Sciences and Technologies

The trans-disciplinary graduate program in Light Sciences and Technologies will focus on three domains of excellence of the University of Bordeaux: 1) Light generation, manipulation and detection; 2) Extreme regimes of light; and 3) Light imaging & biophotonics. As of September 2018, the program will launch a new Master of Sciences open to students with a physics, chemistry, engineering or biology background, and will also offer two positions in its interdisciplinary Doctoral Program (PhD). The LIGHT S&T education strategy includes new intersectorial and immersive training, with extensive laboratory and/or industrial internships, a course in innovation & entrepreneurship in photonics, as well as support for international exchange programs.

The field of ‘Photonics’ has the capacity to address some of the greatest revolutions of the 21st century, in advanced manufacturing, ICT, energy, healthcare, security or environmental protection, etc. 

Brahim Lounis — Light Sciences and Technologies graduate program director

“Our graduate program in Light Sciences and Technologies will meet this challenge, and prepare our graduates for a rapidly growing industry.” (B. Lounis)

> Find out about the call for applications on our funding opportunities webpage and about the Master program on our international website.

Bordeaux Neurocampus

The Bordeaux Neurocampus graduate program will propose an integrated Master and PhD course that trains the next generation of scientists on increasingly sophisticated technologies and concepts. In addition to the master courses, this graduate program will offer six PhD positions in 2018 and will provide funding for student international mobility. The Bordeaux Neurocampus graduate program is based on innovative learning methods, with online sessions and digital support. It focuses on technological innovation via hands-on training and intensive, project-based workshops. Students will be involved in experimental research and will have access to core facilities and fully equipped lab space within the Bordeaux School of Neuroscience.

The Bordeaux Neurocampus Graduate program will further strengthen the position of Bordeaux on the map of Neuroscience training and research in France, Europe and worldwide.

Christophe Mulle — Bordeaux Neurocampus graduate program director

Graduate students will benefit from an innovative, cross-disciplinary training that takes place in an inspiring and dynamic research community.” (C. Mulle)

> Find out about the call for applications for doctoral positions on the Bordeaux Neurocampus website and about the Master program on our international website.

* Our partner research organizations: CNRS, Inserm, Inria, Inra, CEA, IOGS, Sciences Po Bordeaux

* ICT: Information and Communications Technology