Office of doctoral studies

The Office of Doctoral Studies (BED) centralises all procedures and communication (application for acceptance of a PhD student, reports, recommendations, request for defense, etc.) related to the path of a doctoral student.

The BED is the intermediary between the thesis supervisor, the doctoral student and the rectorate.

The responsibilities of the BED include, among others:

  • student file management
  • student status management
  • relationship with the services of the University (Human Resources, Accounting, etc.)
  • follow-up of the thesis supervisory committee's action
  • organisation and follow-up of the thesis defense
  • assurance of the durability of the thesis (preservation and respect of the legal duration of reproduction, consultation and communication to the public)
  • monitoring of the compliance with procedures
  • the establishment of agreements for the joint supervision of thesis (the so-called “cotutelles”)

The BED also manages the transferable skills training courses, open to all PhD students.

More information on our pages dedicated to doctoral education or by email at the following address:

The office is open from Monday-Friday, 9-12 (subject to exceptional closures), upon appointment.

Please contact us via or use the “Affluences” App to make an appointment.

Anja Lenninger
Team Leader of Office of Doctoral Studies

Anne Begue
Study/Doctoral Training Programme Specialist
Jessica Giro
Student Officer
Cécilia Messager
Student Officer
Lise Vilar-Tena
Student Officer