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Management Research

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Motivation for PhD

Need for inspiration? Find out what motivated our students to engage in a PhD.

PhD stereotypes

Discover what a PhD is really about, and break down some common misconceptions

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The PuRPOSE project is dedicated to providing you with information and testimonials on research and PhD in management sciences.

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Why do a Phd ?

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What is a Phd ?

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Who can do a Phd ?

Discover what the profile of a PhD candidate should be, and what skills are needed to succeed 

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How to start ?

Find out the specificities of application and funding opportunities in each country, and discover the research programmes in our universities

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Start of the PuRPOSE pilot training programme

Start of the PuRPOSE pilot training programme

At the University of Montpellier, a group of Master students have been selected as part of a pilot training programme for the academic year 2020-2021. In the framework of the project, a pilot training programme has been developed and will be implemented at the...

Launch of the PuRPOSE questionnaire to MA students

Launch of the PuRPOSE questionnaire to MA students

After the summer break, the PuRPOSE partners are ready to launch the second phase of their study. The second phase focuses on the main target group of the project: Master’s students in the field of management. A questionnaire was designed to survey the representations...

PuRPOSE in time of COVID19

PuRPOSE in time of COVID19

The PuRPOSE partners are rethinking the implementation of the project in time of the sanitary crisis. Due to the outbreak of COVID19 and the subsequent sanitary crisis, all partners institutions are undergoing a reorganisation of their activities, and the...

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