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The Scientific Doctorate in the French-speaking world


The CIRUISEF, Conférence Internationale des Responsables des Universités et Institutions à dominante Scientifique et technique d’Expression Française, held a conference in Dakar last November 24 to 27, 2009 entitled “The Scientific Doctorate in the French-Speaking World: issues and skills.” This conference, in which ABG participated, was attended by more than 200 participants from 26 countries.

Last July, Harmattan published a digest of the proceedings of this conference in its "Géopolitique mondiale" series edited by Evelyne Garnier-Zarli, CIRUISEF president.

The following points were discussed during the conference and taken up in the book:
  • Skills expected of “new” PhDs in science and technology, their added value and ability to translate it into knowledge;

  • the missions of a doctoral school, the rights and responsibilities of PhD students, thesis supervisors and doctor schools;

  • strengths and weaknesses of French-speaking countries in the French-speaking world in the field of science and technology;

  • the responsibility of teachers and researchers today in training scientists for the society of the future.

Le doctorat scientifique dans le monde francophone, Edited by Evelyne Garnier-Zarli, Collection Géopolitique mondiale, ISBN: 978-2-296-12456-1, 70 pages, publisher’s price: 10,50 €