A path to excellence
for Master and PhD students

Doctoral School hosting the Graduate programme

The Graduate Programme 'Information and Knowledge Society' is involved in 4 different Graduate Schools


Graduate Schools


Completed thesis


Novel PhD's/year

The IKS Graduate Schools

ENGineering and SYstem Sciences (ENGSYS)


The Doctoral School supports doctoral students in their field of research:

  • Electrical Engineering (GE)
  • Micro and NanoTechnology, Acoustic and Telecommunications (MNTAT)
  • Mechanic, Civil Engineering, Energy, Materials (MGCEM)


More information: ENGSYS Doctoral School

MAthematics and DIgital Sciences (MADIS)


The Doctoral School supports doctoral students in their field of research in: 

  • Mathematics
  • Control science and Image analysis
  • Computer science


More information: MADIS Doctoral School

Science of Matter, Radiation, and the Environment (SMRE)


The Doctoral School is a multi-disciplinary thematic school in the fields of:

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Earth and Universe Sciences
  • Environment
  • Food Biotechnologies.


More information: SMRE Doctoral School

Human and Social Sciences Doctoral School

The Doctoral School supports doctoral students  in the fields of Human and Social Sciences


More information: SHS Doctoral School

Registration for doctoral studies

If you are a master student

If you wish to join the Graduate Programme at PhD level or would like to pursue a thesis, consult the available thesis topics published by the doctoral schools and contact the thesis supervisor beforehand.

If you are a PhD student

As a doctoral student at the doctoral schools, if your thesis topic has been awarded a label by the graduate programme:

  • you can access the master’s classes taught as part of the Graduate Programme 
  • you’re invited to events organised as part of the graduate programme, like the summer and autumn schools
  • you can contribute to the organization of graduate programme events, such as the after-work seminars or end-of-year conference
  • you can secure a supplement to the Information and Knowledge Society diploma indicating the 3 core competencies acquired: interdisciplinary skills, international experience and the capacity to work in public sector research or R&D in the private sector
  • you can benefit from an outward mobility grant for a mobility project. More information can be found in the section entitled 'International Mobility Grant'.
  • you will have the opportunity to share knowledge with other students as a lecturer or tutor and thereby develop your teaching skills.