The center of doctoral studies is not a simple aggregate of doctoral programs, It rather plans to create a dynamic that aims at creating coherence between the different research structures belonging to the Doctoral Studies Center (CEDOC). It provides interdisciplinary trainings on “Man and space in the Mediterranean World”. This training is complementary to those offered by research structures belonging to the center. Thus, the center organizes the following trainings with an hourly volume of 170 hours:

  • Interdisciplinary seminars animated by 3 to 4 research structures belonging to the center (hourly volume of 24 hours).
  • Study days for all trainings. These events center on papers presented by scholars and doctoral students within workshops (hourly volume of 30 hours);
  • A series of lectures (every other week) delivered by Moroccan and foreign specialists on cutting-edge epistemological issues (hourly volume of 24 hours);
  • An annual colloquium (hourly volume of 12 hours);
  • Summer Doctoral Schools to be organized in partnership with the various CEDOC’s partners to encourage knowledge and methods exchanges at the level of both doctoral students and supervisors (hourly volume of 18 hours);
  • A “Global Classroom” on a particular theme. This is an interactive course broadcast simultaneously at different universities and provides continuing discussions with other doctoral students (hourly volume of 10 hours);
  • Computer training to master multimedia programs and new technologies (hourly volume of 10 hours);
  • Internships and fieldwork (hourly volume of 18 hours or 3 days work);
  • Foreign language trainings (hourly volume of 24 hours);
  • Other trainings depending on the doctoral theses’ topics and research structures’ proposals

In addition to the above stated trainings, autonomous doctoral students’ initiatives (papers presented at conferences, participation in activities organized by other doctoral programs, etc.) are considered as part of this complementary training.

Procedures to help doctoral degree holders integrate the professional life::

Professional integration should be facilitated in two ways:

  • Among the complementary trainings, there are workshops that should initiate doctoral students to approach the job market; Introduction to writing a resume and a job application, presentation of the various job opportunities that are targeted by the proposed doctoral programs;
  • Professional internships that certain trainings offer and that put the doctoral student in touch with the job market

Procedures for the follow up of the professional integration of doctoral degree holders:

The establishment of a database with information about all the CEDOC’s alumni is planned. Mechanisms to continue to keep in touch with former doctoral students are also planned, mainly through the organization of alumni associations, and invitations to participate in Doctoral schools.

The planned stipends or doctoral scholarships:

It is intended to encourage students and supervisors to apply for CNRST’s scholarships. This is a priority case for the CEDOC. Some of the trainings which filed an accreditation application have planned doctoral students’ enrollments in funded research projects.

In addition, the CEDOC will encourage the doctoral students to apply for any scholarship offered by its partners.