Governance of the doctoral school

The doctoral school is composed of several bodies that ensure governance and certain missions.

The doctoral school's office

The office is made up of the director and the deputy directors. Its role is to prepare the doctoral school's action program and the meetings of the Council.


Director: Sophie TOMASI (University of Rennes / ISCR)

Deputy directors :

  • Rennes site : François LIQUE (University of Rennes / IPR)
  • Brest site: Smaïl TRIKI (University of Western Brittany / CEMCA)

The Council of the doctoral school

The doctoral school council is composed of 18 members distributed according to the balance defined by Article 9 of the Order of May 25, 2016.

It includes the director and deputy directors, representatives of laboratories and elected doctoral students, and outside personalities. (18 members, meeting 3 to 4 times a year). Its role is to define the school's doctoral training policy and the scientific animation of the school.

The distribution of these members is as follows :

  • the director and the 2 deputy directors
  • 6 members are representatives of the institutions, units or research teams concerned
  • 2 representatives of engineering, administrative or technical staff
  • 3 doctoral students elected from and by the doctoral students enrolled in the doctoral school
  • 4 members from outside the doctoral school chosen from among qualified personalities in the scientific fields and socio-economic sectors concerned

The internal regulations

The doctoral school has its own set of internal regulations which specify

  • the organization of the ED and its governance:
  • the terms and conditions for registration in the first year, for doctorates without direct financing, financed by a doctoral contract, or under joint supervision
  • the terms and conditions for re-registration according to the year;
  • the rate of supervision of theses;
  • the modalities of disciplinary, transdisciplinary and transversal training of doctoral students
  • the terms and conditions for waivers concerning the hours and credits of mandatory training for doctoral students
  • the formalities of the defense
  • the follow-up after the defense
  • mediation procedures