French-Irish forum for doctoral Studies and internationalisation TCD 25 June

Trinity College Dublin, Innovation Academy – The main objective of this forum, organized by Campus France, the French embassy, the Irish University Association and hosted by Trinity College is to exchange best practices for doctoral studies between Ireland and France. A statement of conclusions and proceedings will be sent to all institutions involved in doctoral studies in France and Ireland. The audience will be: vice-presidents of universities and institutions, heads of international offices, directors of doctoral schools, directors of laboratories, etc.

A reception will take place at the French Embassy for all participants on June 24th at 6:30pm.

Agenda for 25th June:

9:00: Coffee/Tea

9:15 Welcome address

Patrick Prendergast, Provost of Trinity College

9:30: Sessions and panel discussions

Chair: Aideen Long, Dean of Graduate Studies, Trinity College Dublin

9:30: Doctoral studies and quality: recent changes in Ireland and France

The environment of PhD students: rights and duties, supervision, laboratory (best practices)

  • The new national Framework for doctoral education,

Barbara Dooley, Dean of Graduate Studies, University College Dublin

  • Doctoral studies in the new French “Communautés d’universités et d’établissements” (COMUE)

Hubert Romat, Directeur Ecole Doctorale SIMMEA, COMUE Leonard de Vinci


10:45 :Tools for international cooperation at doctorate level (cosupervisions and cotutorials)

Round table with testimonials of students and supervisors from Limoges, Bordeaux, Paris 1, Paris 6, Limerick, UCD…


12:00: Visit and presentation to Doctoral Schools

Barry Mc Mahon, Innovation Academy Trinity College Dublin

13:00 Lunch

14:30 : Sessions and panel discussions (continued)

Chair: Aideen Long, Dean of Graduate Studies, Trinity College Dublin

14:30: Doctoral studies in European programmes

Marie Sklodowksa Curie actions (EJD, ETN, EID) and their implementation for PhD training

Jennifer Brennan, National Contact Point, Irish University Association

Aisling Ni Annaidh, example of ETN “HEADS” coordinated at UCD


15:30: PhDs and the industrial sector (panel)

Examples of international companies recruiting PhDs and doctors

Tony O’Donnell (SAP), IRC?, Patrick O’Sullivan (IBM),  INTEL ?


16:00: Policy issues on internationalization of doctoral studies

  • Lisa Looney, Dean of Graduate Studies, Dublin City University
  • Lesley Lelourec, ConferencePresidents Université et Vice-Présidente Relations Internationales Université Rennes 2


17:00: Reporting and conclusions