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Projects of ACIDE-ComDoc

  • At the end of 2005, the commission studied the results of the survey of PhD candidates at EPFL and drafted a series of propositions that they submited to the Management of EPFL in order to improve the situation of PhD students.
  • At the beginning of 2006, the commission published the first version of the Practical Guide for PhD Student at EPFL.
  • At the end of 2006, the commission organised a survey about the new status of PhD candidates at EPFL and their new salarial system proposed by the School Management.
  • Since 2006 the ACIDE-ComDoc is organising social events for PhD candidates:
    • Barbecue in the summer
    • Hiking trip during the faun season
    • ski week ends during the winter
  • At the beginning of 2007, and within the framework of the new PhD candidates’ status, it successfully defended the remuneration of the PhD candidates. More details may be found on the website of the School Assembly (link below).
  • In June 2007, it initiated a collective standpoint on the ordinance related to the law on foreigners, with the objective of facilitating the employment of foreign Phd candidates at the end of their thesis. This standpoint was signed by the President of the CEPF, the Presidents of the EPF’s at Lausanne and Zurich, the Presidents of the School Assemblies of both EPF’s, the Presidents of all associations at EPFL and by other associations of students and researchers in Switzerland.
  • In May 2008, ACIDE-ComDoc together with GSA ( I&C Graduate Student Association) invited J. Cham, the author of PhD Comics, to give a talk at EPFL.
  • In June 2008, ACIDE-ComDoc defended a special meal price for PhD candidates.
  • In March 2009, it carried out a survey about the language center at EPFL and discussed the results with the center responsibles.
  • In 2010, 2011 and 2014, ACIDE ComDoc has organised 3 PhD Ball with great success.