Doctoral School SMH - ED463

Founded on the relevant training and research courses, Doctoral School 463 "Human Movement Science" (SMH) has been uniting the research potential of southern French universities (Aix-Marseille University, Montpellier 1, Nice Sophia Antipolis) in the domain of human movement and its nervous, physiological, mechanical, behavioural, cognitive and societal determinants. Thus the SMH Doctoral School links research teams with complementary disciplines across a number of regions. Thematic and geographical proximity guarantee the SMH Doctoral School an important place on the national map.

Founded on the relevant training and research courses, Doctoral School 463 "Human Movement Science" (SMH) has been uniting the research potential of southern French universities (Aix-Marseille University, Montpellier 1, Nice Sophia Antipolis) in the domain of human movement and its nervous, physiological, mechanical, behavioural, cognitive and societal determinants. Thus the SMH Doctoral School links research teams with complementary disciplines across a number of regions. Thematic and geographical proximity guarantee the SMH Doctoral School an important place on the national map.


The SMH Doctoral School hosts doctoral students from both French and foreign universities. It has a high level of attractivity because over the last few years, 56% of doctoral students enrolled had studied for their Master's degrees in other universities than the ones which are accredited for the Doctoral School, 15% of doctoral students were of foreign nationality and 11% of theses were completed under co-direction with foreign universities (doctorate awarded by two universities, one of which was foreign).


The SMH Doctoral School counts nearly 150 researchers and lecturers-researchers, 90 of whom are authorised to oversee research projects across some fifteen research units (10 of which are associated with the biggest research organisations, CNRS, INSERM, INRA, IFSTTAR…).
It guarantees excellent professional integration in research careers. The last survey, which was conducted over four years, showed that most doctoral students had integrated the world of professional research: 74% have obtained open-ended contracts in the academic or private domain, 26% are continuing their post-doctoral careers. Only 2% are not pursuing a career in research, often for reasons connected to personal decisions.


Doctoral School 463's main missions: 
- it operates a policy of recruiting doctoral students based on public criteria of scientific excellence
- it seeks to promote optimal scientific training of its doctoral students via the follow-up of the quality and commitment of their supervision team and via encouragement of publication in the finest scientific reviews
- it ensures respect of the thesis charter
- it organises training for doctoral students in order to prepare them early for successful professional integration
- it organises scientific exchanges between doctoral students
- it operates a policy of scientific openness to foreign countries.
During the latest assessment drive, Doctoral School 463 received a grade of A+ from the Agency for Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (Agence d’Evaluation de la Recherche et de l’Enseignement Supérieur [AERES] – full report available on the AERES website: http://www.aeres-evaluation.fr/).


DIRECTION, CONTACTS


Director: Professor Reinoud BOOTSMA
Address: ED 463 Sciences du Mouvement Humain
163 avenue de Luminy - CP 910
13288 Marseille cedex 09


Secretary's office: Nathalie Roustan
Telephone/Fax: 04 91 17 04 36/04 91 17 04 15


Doctoral School Director for Nice: Pr. Jean-Benoit MORIN
Address
: UNIVERSITE NICE SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS - 261, Bd du Mercantour | BP 3259 | 06205 Nice Cedex 03

jean-benoit.morin@unice.fr


Doctoral School Secretary's office in Nice: Murielle Calogero
Telephone: 04 92 29 65 25
 murielle.calogero@unice.fr


WEBSITE
http://www.edsmh.univ-mrs.fr/