CRESICA implements a policy for the training of young researchers. Most are enrolled at the Ecole Doctorale du Pacifique (Pacific PhD School), and some PhD students working within CRESICA member institutions are enrolled at French PhD schools.
École doctorale du Pacifique
In New Caledonia, research training through research is provided by the École doctorale du Pacifique (EDP), a multi-site PhD school accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation. The School is jointly run and administered by the Universities of New Caledonia and French Polynesia. It is multidisciplinary and covers a range of skills and expertise focussing on areas specific to Pacific Island habitats.
It is administered by a Board comprising representatives from each of the two universities, research bodies (IRD, IFREMER, IAC, Institut Pasteur, Institut Louis Malardé, etc.), key socio-economic players and PhD students, who meet to define the broad outlines of a common PhD School policy and the implementation thereof.
The primary objective of the management team is to promote high quality PhD studies and to work to achieve increased harmonisation of the respective practices adopted by theUNC and the UPF. Every year, the EDP holds around twenty conferences and thesis defence or accreditation to supervise research sessions, together with events designed to increase public awareness of research work: “Ma thèse en 180”, “Doctoriales”, etc. In 2018, the EDP had 91 PhD students.
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