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Initiation to research


Program (detailed contents):

-        How to publish a scientific paper

-        How to achieve a scientific littérature review

-        Fundamentals of a given scientific field

-        Modelling and / or testing

-        Summarizing the research project by the mean of a scientific paper and a speech

-        3 subjects are proposed each year, the student have to pick one.





This teaching proceeds with a single research project which includes :

-        A short presentation of scientific journals and Zotero

-        A lecture used to introduce the research context and the main equations

-        The research project, organized by groups of 4 students

-        A speech

The scientific report will be written in English during the project. English courses are tailored to help the student with this.


At the end of this course, the student will be able to explain :


-        How the research results are disseminated / shared within the scientific community ;

-        What are the main expectations of a scientific report ;

-        The fundamentals of a specific scientific field (note that the topic is different every year).


The student will be able to :


-        Search for a relevant scientific study in a database ;

-        Use a numerical sofwtare to quote published scientific work.

-        Summarize the main informations obtained durong the research project by using the standards of a given scientific journal ;

-        Make the information accessible to a lay audience.

Form of assessment

The evaluation of outcome prior learning is made as a continuous training during the semester. According ot the teaching, the assessment will be different: as a written exam, an oral exam, a record, a written report, peers review...