The Graduate School ‘Science for a Changing Planet’ has three objectives: (1) understanding and monitoring planet changes; (2) seeking alternative solutions to the exploitation of fossil resources, and (3) evaluating the impact of global changes on people, the earth and societies.
It is open to worldwide talented students in various scientific fields including social humanities: chemistry, physics, biology, sociology, public policies. The aims of this Graduate School are also to increase the academic international network, mainly in Europe, and to identify and strengthen an economical network oriented toward employability of the PhD Students.
The Hauts-de-France Region is a pioneering region for the advent of the Third Industrial Revolution (“REV3”). In this context, this Graduate School already possesses remarkable assets such as the coordination of the successful large scale European Project EUROBIOREF (FP7) for developing new multi-biomass, multi-technologies and multi-products biorefineries, the participation to the European EUBREN network (Pr Franck DUMEIGNIL), the French project REALCAT (Pr DUMEIGNIL was the first coordinator), unique in the world for accelerating research on new biobased (bio-)chemical processes.
Graduate School ‘Science for a changing planet’ assets rely on: 1 awarded French laboratory of excellence (Chemical and Physical Properties of the Atmosphere), including its learning programme M2I Atmospheric Environment (Chemical Physics and Physics), 1 Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry), 1 excellence equipment label (REALCAT, Chemistry) and 4 awarded ERC: RheoMan and TimeMan (Physics); FireBar (Chemistry) and Novel (Biology).