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The PhD student's community - Graduate School Engineering

News, events, and topics that animate the PhD student's engineering community at the University of Paris-Saclay.

Thesis defense

To consult the thesis defense notices of the PhD students of the Graduate School Engineering and Systems Sciences, please follow this link. 

The Academic Writing Center

The Academic Writing Center provides the scientific communtiy of Univeristé Paris-Saclay with an in-house proofreading and coaching service for academic publications.
Individual consultations are available for:

  • Article Reviews
  • Teacher Development Consultations (Course Design & Delivery in English)
  • Professional Portfolios (CVs, LinkedIn Profiles)
  • Entrepreneurial Packages in English (Pitches, Website Proofing)

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Doctoral courses


The Université Paris-Saclay gives PhD students access to a wide range of doctoral courses during their thesis to prepare them for their professional integration into the academic or business world.

Example of a doctoral course: the "6-minute challenge"

The Graduate School and the Doctoral School INTERFACES offer the "6-minute challenge" course module to help PhD students to prepare a popularised presentation of their thesis in 6 minutes. 

International mobility

Post-thesis and professional integration

Each year, the Graduate School organizes "Post-thesis Day" to present to doctoral students the different careers available in the academic, industrial, and entrepreneurial sectors. Testimonials from doctoral students, thematic round tables, and workshops allow for more in-depth discussions.

This is an opportunity for doctoral students to project themselves more concretely into the professional world after obtaining their thesis.

Thematic videos

Good practices for the CV

Presentation by Clavin Peck, doctoral student and member of the Writing Center at the University of Paris-Saclay, on good practices for creating a CV, especially for an international career.

Academic careers

Overview of the different possible academic careers (becoming a Lecturer, becoming a Senior Lecturer, becoming a Research Fellow) and results of the survey on the professional future of PhDs.

Industrial careers and CIFRE theses

Recruitment and career development of doctors in the company via testimonies of former doctors who have done a CIFRE thesis.

Entrepreneurial careers

Testimonies and presentations of entrepreneurial careers from several angles: the importance of PhDs in start-ups, support for PhD students in their entrepreneurial projects, concrete solutions for PhD students at the University, deep tech entrepreneurial projects from laboratories...

Setting up or joining a start-up

Round table discussion moderated by Bernard Yannou, with the testimonies of :
- Xavier Apolinarski, Director of SATT Paris-Saclay
- Frédéric Capmas, Coordinator of the Deeptech Alliance Paris-Saclay
- Eric Langrognet, Head of the Centrale-Supelec Entrepreneurship programme
- Vincent Holley, Doctor and CEO of Geeglee
- Erwan Pannier, Doctor and CEO of Spark

Contact us

If you have any questions about the PhD in the Graduate School of Engineering and Systems Sciences, you can contact us at :