The ESC doctoral program brings together PhD students of the School of Criminal Justice (École des Sciences Criminelles – ESC, University of Lausanne) as well as any PhD student from a university delivering a PhD in forensic science or criminology. The aim of the program is to allow PhD students to develop their network as well as generic cross-disciplinary skills for successfully conducting their PhD research, but also to prepare them to their professional career. This objective is achieved by offering specialized workshops and activities, at the University campus as well as in the frame of a summer school in the Swiss Alps. The proposed activities promote the active participation of the PhD students, for example by allowing them to present their work through lectures and posters sessions. The summary of the 2017 programme can be found here.

DescriptionSpeakersTarget audienceProgramFeesAbstract submissionContact
Summer 2018, exact date to be confirmed
For whom?
PhD students in forensic science and criminology
How much?
Non-credited course, Certificate of Attendance delivered
The speakers will be announced during the spring 2018.
International PhD students from a university delivering a PhD in forensic science or criminology.
Please note that participants will be asked to present a part of their PhD research orally or through a poster.
The program will be announced in 2018.

You can find the 2017 program here, for information.

The 2018 fees will be announced in early 2018.

Grant opportunities
Until May 30, PhD students from a foreign university can apply for a grant covering the staying fees in Les Diablerets for the duration of the event (hotel in double/triple room + meal) – please note that the travelling fees are consequently not included in this offer. The night before the start of the Summer school could be covered by the grant, if required. The number of grants is limited. If you want to apply for one of these grants, please join a short text motivating your participation to the Summer School when sending your subscription form. In order to be able to help PhD students from various locations, the number of grants allowed to PhD students coming from a same institution will be limited.

Participants should send their abstracts through the online application form, after their participation is confirmed. You will receive relevant information by email, when submitting your registration online. Please use the following template to submit your abstract.
Program Manager
Andy Bécue
Program Coordinator
Lydie Samie

Registrations are closed