Research and training

Project objectives

Strengthen and Innovate, while fostering an inclusive approach to diverse student situations

Strengthen and Innovate, for a policy of outreach and scientific transdisciplinarity

Strengthen and Innovate, for stronger ties between training and research

Our university hosts students with wide-reaching, diverse profiles; our courses and curricula must take this into account. The IDEFI, UM3D project is entirely founded on this notion and as such, is a key strategic priority area for PVU. From the opening of 3 preparatory classes for the Partner Grandes Ecoles Programme (CPGE), providing support for technological and professional baccalaureate holders, digital pedagogical innovation for disabled persons, to an increase in open apprenticeship training, the university fosters innovation capacity for a more inclusive university environment. The presence within the University of CPGE students on courses shared with other students, the pre-enrolment (prepafac) system, hosting of initial, lifelong and apprenticeship training, are all tools which foster social diversity and mutual enrichment. These measures, some of which are very recent, must be given support in order to reach maturity and become sustainable in term.

Two areas will be developed in particular:

strengthening training and support for teacher-researchers in the use of digital tools - from collaborative tools for distance learning pedagogy, to enhanced classroom experience.

Strengthening of apprenticeship training through the creation of a single CFA (Apprenticeship Training Facility).

The organisation of learning leans towards mutual enrichment and mobility in study pathways, based on enhanced transversality, outreach, pooling and sharing. Upstream and downstream of study, particularly at the Master and PhD level, strong partnerships are established between inter or intra-institutional teams working on joint and complementary research projects. The ‘Maison des Sciences de l'Homme’ has become a development centre for interdisciplinary research in human sciences. The brand new ESPE unit, attached to the University Community, is also set to be taken over by the scientific community. Beyond the CUE and site policy, many collaborative projects and joint-diploma partnerships are being developed with foreign partners.

The link between research and study is vital for the university. This link should not be weakened by the necessary professionalisation of the study programme, which, on the contrary, will serve to enhance education standards. The presence of a common core curriculum gives students a scientific basis, regardless of the main orientation of their Master degree. Links between students and research teams should not be established at PhD level only, but from Master level onwards, via seminars, symposia and working groups.