CUSO by numbers
CUSO is a joint organization of the universities of French-speaking Switzerland, whose mission is to offer doctoral training programs to the largest possible number of doctoral candidates in the network. You may be familiar with one or more of these doctoral programs. But what do you know quantitatively about CUSO, its offer and its operations? From a series already published on Twitter, this post provides some answers... in numbers!
CUSO is the largest community of doctoral candidates in French-speaking Switzerland !
32 thematic doctoral programs
1 transferable (soft) skills program
4 600 doctoral candidates
70% of all doctoral candidates in “Romandie”
CUSO means: a rich and diversified training offer !
10 programs in natural and exact sciences (STEM):
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11 humanities programs:
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11 social sciences programs:
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3 axes for training
5 600 h/year, training activities
1 600 teachers and experts
CUSO is a very extensive network of institutions !
4 member universities
2 associate institutes
… and other partners
< 2 500 000 CHF/year, funded by universities
CUSO means: more than 1000 people committed to doctoral training !
Conseil académique, Commission de coordination et de gestion (governing bodies) :
14 rectors and vice-rectors
General office: 4 people
Skills program: 2 people
400 committee members
> 520 training activity organizers
CUSO also offers a program for the development of transferable skills !
> 100 workshops / year
> 900 h of training / year
> 1 000 participating doctoral candidates / year
> 35 trainers
- Organization, Management, Planning
- Scientific English
- Research & Society
- Career Planning
- Scientific Information
CUSO also means «Ma thèse en 180 secondes» !
6 university finals
1 national final event
+ specially tailored workshops
+ personal coaching
+ partnership with FNS
… and the winner of the Swiss finals gets qualified for the international finals !