Doctoral Courses

Doctoral training is provided in an international and interdisciplinary context. The IIHE offers advanced lectures at the post-graduate level, given by invited professors and by IIHE staff. We co-organize the joint Belgian-Dutch-German (BND) summer school of particle physics (, consisting in two times ten days of lectures and exercice sessions, and discussions of recent results. Internal seminars are held where PhD students present their work to their colleagues. PhD students also benefit from the frequent invited seminars, and close connections with other experimental and theory groups in Belgium e.g. in the framework of the Belgian Interuniversity Attraction Pole on Fundamental Interactions (

IIHE-ULB is part of the doctoral school on Particle and Astroparticle physics (PandA) of the Belgian French community. IIHE-VUB is part of the doctoral school on Natural Sciences and (Bioscience) Engineering (NSE) of the VUB.

In preparation for a PhD thesis, the IIHE helps master students to apply to the Summer student programme of CERN (contact us before Christmas of the preceding year). The IIHE also welcomes foreign students in their masters to perform a research internship on particle physics.

Contact persons : Pascal Vanlaer, and Freya Blekman,
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