The Research, Innovation, Support and Enterprise (RISE) administration is committed to providing its researchers with opportunities to train and develop their careers, regardless of their stage of development.



he University of Liège proposes a wide training offer: 80 free trainings, in French and in English, organized in Liège and in Gembloux, mostly taught by ULiège’s professionals. It aims to support researchers to develop their skills and boost their scientific career. Discover its 7 training topics via our overview offer and see below the practical information’s (registration, participation certificate, FAQ …), from October to May.

Our catalogue is divided into 8 training themes:

  1. Start your research
  2. Develop your research
  3. Keeping your professional project in mind
  4. Communicate and disseminate your research
  5. Ethics and quality in research
  6. Open science / Open research
  7. Supervision and Leadership in research

+ Axe "Zen-thesis" : Live your thesis with serenity

In practice

For who?

Our training sessions are freely accessible to all ULiège researchers, whether on fixed-term contracts or permanent positions. To ensure a flawless organization, it is nevertheless essential to register.

To ease the navigation within our catalogue and to help you establish your training programme, the target audience refers to the European Commission Research profiles descriptors.

  • R0 – Futur/starting PhD Candidate
  • R1 – First Stage Researcher (Up to the point of PhD)
  • R2 – Recognised Researcher (PhD holders or equivalent who are not yet fully independent)
  • R3 – Established Researcher (Researchers who have developed a level of independence)
  • R4 – Leading Researcher (Researchers leading their research area or field)

You are a doctoral candidate

As part of your doctoral training, you have the opportunity to value ten credits by performing cross-training activities: coaching Master thesis or (learning) assignments, staying abroad/visiting another research institution, attending seminars... As a reminder, the framework for doctoral training at ULiège.

For additional information (about credits, attendance certificate,...) check out the frequently asked questions section.

Registration and convocation

Registrations is open via a online form

  • at the beginning of the academic year for the first semester courses ;
  • from the beginning of January for second semester courses.


First come, first served.

If a training does not appear in the form, it means either that there is a specific registration procedure (check the training page) or that it is "sold out". The number of places being limited, don't hesitate to send us an email to be on the waiting list :

Consider your are registered and book your agenda. At the end of registration process, you will receive an confirmation email providing all the necessary information.

If, for any reason, you are unable to attend a training session, we ask you to notify us as quickly as possible. We will contact another applicant to replace you. Unjustified repeated absentees will be discarded from the program and cannot participate in any further future applications.

Participation certificate and evaluation form

After the training session, you will receive an evaluation form by email that we ask you to send it back to us as soon as possible. It’s a condition to receive your certificate of participation delivered by the Doctoral Council. Furthermore your feedback will help us to improve our training offer and better meet your needs.

Specific needs

If you have specific needs in terms of transversal training, please let us know via this link. The team will analyze your request and get back to you.

updated on 1/8/24

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