The ILL Graduate School (IGS)
The ILL acts as host to a body of students, some of whom study for PhD degrees with ILL staff as co-supervisors over a period of years, while others spend a shorter period of time as ‘stagiaires’ (trainees) working on a project.The ILL has no authority to award degrees, so all PhD students must be registered at their home university.
ILL has also responsibilities for the welfare of students and also for the provision of training. Thus training is provided in areas specific to the student's research activity and also more broadly, in science and technology, communication skills, and in the official languages of the ILL. The majority of such training, and also much of the support for the student, is provided by the local ILL supervisor.
The ILL’s Administration Division also provides support through the Human Resources Service, which will set up the employment contract and ensure that students get paid and have access to the other benefits ILL staff enjoy.
Students are also represented in policy discussions through the SCC, which provides an interface between scientists and students on the one hand, and Management and the Scientific Coordination Office on the other.
The IGS coordinates all the activities in relation with PhD students at the ILL.