The mission of the Graduate Campus is to inform and support every doctoral and postdoctoral researcher, to help them achieve their personal goals, at UNIL and beyond. The very specialized and advanced profiles of early career researchers require a personalized approach and advice, while capitalizing on the transversal skills that every researcher acquires through their work.
A PhD or postdoc also has multiple status and functions inside the university, multiplying the number of services to turn to. The Graduate Campus is here to help declutter the administrative procedures and questions you may experience, and point you directly to the right desk!
Because your scientific and disciplinary training is a Faculty matter, the Graduate Campus focuses on the transversal skills and common aspects of a doctoral or postdoctoral experience. Through the workshops, open to members of all seven faculties, we also serve as a mixing point for scientific cultures and practices.
The people currently engaged in a PhD or on a postdoc position constitute the next generation of scientists who will enrich both academia and society with their critical minds, curiosity and passion. The Graduate Campus provides career guidance and counselling, whatever the path chosen. The professional and generic skills acquired through research, teaching and working as a young researcher are invaluable to future employers - if they're expressed in the right way. Aim for success!
A few statistics
Our target group is composed of the 2189 PhD students enroled in one of the 29 PhD specialties at UNIL, and also of the 450 postdoctoral researchers (PhD holders currently employed on a non-permanent position).
We also reach out to the people supervising this group (professors, PI, senior researchers), and the administrative staff in charge of PhD programs, HR, and faculty deans.
This holistic approach aims at ensuring the best possible experience and research atmosphere, for everyone.