GREEN Graduate Program

In 2022-2023, the UPPA is opening a 5-year integrated Master’s/PhD program of excellence linked to the research fields of energy and the environment with research-intensive training in multiple fields.

The graduate school GREEN (GRaduate school for Energetic and Environmental iNnovation) aims to train tomorrow's research managers, enlightened about the challenges of energy and the environment, capable of understanding their complexity and proposing innovative solutions in the face of the challenges of transitions. The Graduate school GREEN is open to high-potential students from a variety of scientific backgrounds who have completed their undergraduate training with highest honors (special fees could be allowed for promising candidates) and highly motivated for a dedicated research-focused PhD-Track.

Interdiciplinarity and Research immersion in laboratories from the early stage of the programme

In order to promote transversal and interdisciplinary activities, all the Graduate programs proposed by GREEN are identically structured. In addition to the research training which represents 40% of master’s credits, the courses offered in each GP are a combination of common thematic culture courses in the field of Energy and Environment (sustainability science, resilience alliance, ecological economics and political ecology, health & ecotoxicology, energy Law & Policy…..) and basic soft skills completed by fundamental and specialized disciplinary courses to fit with the research orientation or topic of the students.

Tutorship and tailor-made programmes

To come away from the standard framework of a choice constrained by a conventional training model, each student will have a tutor who will build with his/her (or a small group of students) a curriculum related to his/her aspirations and his/her research theme. The tutor will also help the student define a series of face-to-face or e-learning courses (up to 20 or 25% for the STEE GP) that s/he can easily keep up with.

Training by project

The research-based training programme of our GREEN project follows the active educational approach of “learning by project”. The aim is to guide our students and help them structure their research and innovation projects, while giving them a great deal of autonomy.
In the second year, there is therefore a significant reduction in the number of face-to-face courses in favour of project-based learning, in order to put students in a professional situation so that they can experiment group work and project management. This framework encourages strong interaction between students, teachers, and researchers to ensure easier integration in host research laboratories. The interdisciplinary project proposed in the third semester should give students from all the graduate programmes an opportunity to produce joint, multidisciplinary work.


Four "Graduate programs" will be offered to students starting in the 2022-2023 school year: