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The ical-ufr project

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For the past couple of months, I have been working on a side project with several colleagues from my department. In short, it's a web interface to our university's timetable system, the (infamous) ADE. For various reasons, we, the staff, are…

Faculty in France over the past 20 years

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Recently the French ministry for Higher Education and Research released some data on demographics among lecturers and professors in France . I was proctoring an exam yesterday and couldn't do anything too mentally taxing (because students might…

New University of Paris

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It's official: the new University of Paris is born! For the moment, Paris Diderot University still exists, but it will merge with Paris Descartes and the new university on January 1 st , 2020; the IPGP will remain a legally separate entity. (Yes, it…

Why is it called “Paris 7”?

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One question people often ask is why the university is called "Paris 7", followed by the realization that there are (were!) thirteen universities in Paris, numbered from "Paris 1" to "Paris 13". Here's an attempt at explaining it (though I'm sure I…

Next Stop: Paris!

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I finally got the confirmation from the ministry: I definitively got the job and I will be appointed in Paris-VII! A new life is about to begin... I've been at the Fields Institute (in Toronto) for a week now, to participate in the summer school on…

Kafka in the stars

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This is a cautionary tale, with the hope that this post could help future applicants for permanent academic positions in France. This past month, I've had the pleasure of applying for maître de conférences jobs -- roughly equivalent to something…

Defense, postdoc, new paper

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Many changes have happened in my life recently! I defended my doctorate on November 17th. I guess I'm a doctor now! There are too many people to thank for that, so please see the "Thanks" section of my thesis. I am now entering the scary world of…