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    • First edition of UNITA - My 3-min PhD Thesis: Umber KAZI and Kingsley ANIAGBAOSO win UPPA's local pre-selection.

      The local pre-selection took place on July 10, in the law council room. 5 candidates took up the challenge of pitching their thesis topic in English in just 3 minutes.
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Call for PhD grants


EDENE, the European doctoral programme in Energy and Environment, managed by the UPPA, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, - - launches its first call for project on 25/01/2021 at 09.00 am (GMT +01:00).

Through this First Call for Projects, CALL#1, EDENE will allow 10 excellent researchers to develop their talent beyond the Master while being integrated in the best teams of the UPPA and possible partners. All research areas are accepted as long as the project has a connection to energy and/or the environment in a broad definition of the terms. Motivated candidates are asked to define their own research project in cooperation with their host unit at the UPPA, so they can develop a successful cooperation in term of research, excellence and career development.

Application for CALL#1 begins! Consult the Guide for Applicants on and go apply on  !

For general questions about the application assistance, please contact: (edene @

The managing team of EDENE


Opening of the call: 25/01/2021 at 09.00 am (GMT +01:00)

Closure of the call: 31/03/2021 at 12.00 pm (GMT +01:00)

Applications submitted on:  


Citizens of all nationalities are eligible to apply, however applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity in France for more than 12 months in the 3 years preceding the PhD start date (09/2021)

Entrance requirements: candidates must hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent degree) with outstanding records

English language requirements: non-native speakers of English are required to provide proof of linguistic proficiency

Required competencies: Applicants are expected to show outstanding commitment connected to the research priorities of the laboratories.


1st step: candidates have to contact the Research Laboratories from the UPPA in their field of interest, in order to find a supervisor and prepare their Research project

2nd step: by March 31st, 2021, applicants must submit their Research project, previously reviewed with the host laboratory, on the E2S UPPA online platform  

3rd step: candidates will be selected on the basis of the quality of their curriculum and the relevance of their project proposal. The selection of the best candidates will be carried out by committees involved in the different stages of the process

Interview – the best-ranked proposals will be short-listed (up to 40) for interviews; the candidate will be invited to defend her/his project in front of the selection committee