L'Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris actively participates in the course program of the Doctoral School Ecole doctorale "Astronomie Astrophysique d'Ile-de-France" (ED127). This academic training is common to the Observatoire de Paris and to the Paris 6 (UPMC), Paris 7 (Paris Diderot), Paris 11 (Paris-Sud) and Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) Universities. Other partners are the Universities of Paris 12 (Paris-Est-Créteil), the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS), the Ecole Nationale des Sciences Géographiques (ENSG) and the CEA's Direction des Sciences de la Matière (DSM).
The courses proposed by the IAP researchers cover various fields of expertise of the institute, such as extragalactic astrophysics and cosmology, general relativity, etc. Some courses are also focused on important methods for astrophysicists (introduction to the time allocation proposals on a large telescope, data processing, Bayesian analysis, etc.).
The doctoral academic training is for students who are a year or two into their thesis. Its objective is to improve doctors’ integration into the professional world by initiating them or adding to their knowledge of theories, methods and highly specialized techniques. This enables them to improve their professional profile either as researchers, or in fact, any other career.
The post-Masters doctoral training course offers: 1) introductory classes are taken during a specific week (30 hours per class), which for the most part take place in labs dedicated to this research; 2) in depth classes on a topic for half a week (15 hours), with an initiation to subject-related specific techniques; 3) schools, workshops or public conference, for developing a broader perspective.