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League of European Research Universities Summer School

PhD students and business leaders discuss how to merge the academic and professional field

Forty-five of the top doctoral students were selected from close to 100 nominations from League´s 21 leading research-intensive universities—including Cambridge, Oxford and UPMC— to participate in this brainstorming workshop with CEOs from McKinsey, Lafarge, L´Oreal, Renault, and others.

League of European Research Universities (LERU) Summer School will host from the 8th to 12th July highly qualified PhD candidates that  will learn to develop the leadership skills needed to establish interational careers in industry, government and academic institutions. The international companies at the Summer School are looking to diversify their recruitment, drawing on the pool of young innovative researchers that are both multidisciplinary and multicultural, and currently being trained at the leading European universities. UPMC and its Doctoral Education Institute have 3,400 doctoral candidates and 800 theses defended each year.

The main objective of the fourth LERU Doctoral Summer School is to train 40 PhD candidates with diverse research profiles and with proven strong career development potential to identify and analyse the skills required in their future management responsibilities while being immersed in a truly stimulating international, intercultural and multidisciplinary environment.

Highlights of the week: presentations by Jean-Paul Agon, CEO of L´Oréal, "Leading innovation for growth "; Carlos Tavares, Chief Operating Officer at Renault, "Leadership through Innovation"; Bruno Lafont, CEO of the Lafarge Group ”Innovation leadership, the heart of Lafarge strategy”; and Eric Labaye, Director of McKinsey & Company, member of the global leadership of McKinsey, "Leading in a global economy." PhD students will participate alternately in the plenary lectures and in multicultural working groups.

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