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BEFORE THE DEFENCE

TWO MONTHS BEFOREHAND

A Commission of experts will review your application. Mind that the commission of experts is called the first week of each month. read more

The examiners

  • Must imperatively be authorized to supervise research projects, holding a "Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches"
  • Must be external to l'Ecole Polytechnique
  • Must not have coauthered publication with the candidate
  • Provide resume and publications list if they are foreigners
The jury panel should be made of :
  • Maximum 8 persons (including examiners and PhD supervisors)
  • At least 50% of Professors or equivalent (CNRS head of research)
  • At least one A rate member of staff at l'Ecole Polytechnique

ONE MONTH BEFOREHAND

Once the commission of experts has given its approval and having regard for the examiners reports EDX makes the final decision whether or not to make for Defence.

THE DAY YOU DEFEND

The jury will design a Chairman
The Chairman is responsible for drawing up a Defence report
The Chairman gives his approval, or not, for Thesis reprints on the report

The original of the Thesis report together with the various forms should be transmitted to EDX as soon as possible

AFTER THE DEFENCE

No latter than 3 months after your Defence you should provide EDX with
  • 2 copies of your final Thesis (9 copies if you are funded by the DGA) and all the documents provided by EDX
  • The registration form for defended Thesis
  • The copyright authorisation Diploma cannot be issued until these requirements have been satisfied.

Contact

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-> Soutenances de thèse
-> Phd defenses
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Comment soumettre votre demande de soutenance

Vous devez procéder à votre enregistrement de soutenance en ligne.
Dans l'onglet procédure de soutenance, vous devez saisir une date de soutenance (même approximative) ainsi que l'ensemble du jury (rapporteurs et examinateurs).
Ensuite télécharger et imprimer la demande de soutenance.
Le formulaire dûment rempli et signé par le directeur de thèse doit être remis à l'Ecole doctorale une semaine avant la commission accompagné du rapport de votre directeur de thèse et de votre liste de publications (même soumises) et communications.

  • Pour validation du jury proposé
    Après validation , l'Ecole doctorale contactera les rapporteurs.
  • Pour autorisation de soutenance après lecture des rapports des rapporteurs
    Après validation, l'Ecole doctorale enverra les convocations et les rapports à l'ensemble du jury.

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