The Scientific and Educational Council (CoSP) of the LIFE Graduate School defines the main orientations of the Graduate School in terms of scientific research and academic programs, and its Steering Committee (CoPIL) is composed of famous scientists. These bodies refer to each other and each brings its perspective when dealing with internal and external issues. They are strongly involved in both the management of the Graduate School and in the scientific and academic communities.

Scientific and Educational Council (COSP)

The Scientific and Educational Council is the body reponsible for discussing, analyzing, and evaluating the component's academic policy. Its members are representatives of faculty, researchers, administrative and technical staff, and students who are actively involved in the life of the Graduate School. CoSP members are elected for a period of 4 years.

The role of the CoSP is to provide an opinion on:
  • The academic offering and whether the master's and doctoral programs are consistent with the programs offered in the Bachelor portals.
  • The Graduate School's doctoral policy and how it ties with the Doctoral Schools.
  • Educational innovations needed in the Graduate School and how to implement them.
  • The policy with respect to international and industry relations.
  • The HR and financial policy.

The CoSP is organized in working groups that meet once a month to deal with these different topics.
A specific theme has been assigned to each working group:
  • Current academic offering (bachelor, master, doctorate): Raphael Rapetti Mauss
  • New academic programs (initial education, continuing education, university degree, certificate, etc.): Isabelle Gillot
  • Quality of teaching: Marc Bailly-Bechet and Jacques Noël
  • International relations: Claudine Blin and Delphine Bichet
  • Preparatory programs (CPGE) and relations with high schools
  • Digital education and educational innovation: Line-Aurore March

COSP members

Steering Committee (CoPil)
The Steering Committee manages the Graduate School. Under the leadership of the director or co-director, it proposes and implements the component's strategy.

The Steering Committee defines the Graduate School's policy, namely how research is integrated in its educational programs, based on the proposals of the director or the co-director and the recommendations of the Scientific and Educational Council, and within the framework of the scientific policy of Université Côte d'Azur. Also, in compliance with the university's policy, its role is to:

- Define the regional policy and particularly relations with the national research organizations, and with the component institutions, associate institutions, and other components of Université Côte d'Azur.
- Define an HR and financial strategy, in particular with respect to its own resources.
- Appoint the persons in charge of the degrees offered by the Graduate School.
- Define a strategy for international relations.

                                                                                      COPIL members
Monitoring committee
The Monitoring Committee is responsible for giving an opinion and making proposals regarding the Graduate School's orientation and strategy. It has at least 3 members from academia and 3 from the public and private sector.

To guarantee the full autonomy of this committee, its members are selected exclusively from outside the Graduate School based on their nationally or internationally recognized competency or their activities in promoting research and disseminating knowledge in relevant fields for the Graduate School. The members of the Monitoring Committee are appointed by the Director based on the proposal of the CoSP after a call for applications. They are appointed for a four-year renewable term.

Procès-verbal (PV) du CoSP

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