PhD students carrying out their research away from the Bordeaux site are allowed to take external courses (in companies or in other universities). You must register the course and upload the attendance certificate into the ADUM portfolio.


URFIST, the Regional teaching unit for scientific and technical information in Bordeaux, is an inter-academic training and researchservice created in 1989. The role of URFIST is to develop expertise in scientific and technical communication in higher education: scientific writing, collection, production and management of digital data, promotion of scientific work. URFIST creates training courses organized on a semester basis and on demand, and also study days.

Their audience comprises: PhD students, lecturer-researchers and researchers, university staff and scientific and technological public institutions (EPST) in its area of competence.

Courses are free for PhD students, staff in higher education and research and in EPSTs.

To find out more about the training course program:

URFIST issues certificates at the end of these training courses. You should add them to the “Hors Catalogue” section of ADUM and your portfolio will be adjusted as soon as the EDSP2 has validated them.

Updated on 30/05/2022



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EDSP2 training reference table

Distribution of validated activities in training hours EDSP2/ CED/ Others