Education and training through research
The laboratory of climate and Environmental Sciences is strongly involved in disciplinary teaching around the physics and chemistry activities, and thematic, around climate and environmental sciences. The research training is a concern of the LSCE since its creation, including master and PhD. This led to the creation in 2004 of the climate-environment Interaction Master whose primary objective is to train future researchers and engineers capable of facing the challenges posed by climate change by relying on training at the cutting edge of research. This master will integrate from September 2015 in the new offer of training of the University Paris Saclay.
The LSCE is a mixed unit of research for the CEA (ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION), for the CNRS(NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH) and for the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. Professors (teaching and research) of the universities of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en Yvelines (9), and Paris VII (1) are connected with the LSCE, they teach in the various levels of the university in License(Bachelor's degree), in Master's degree and Grandes Écoles (graduate schools), and in Doctorate. The teachers-researchers of the LSCE insure more than 1500 a hour of education (teaching) essentially within a thematic faculty called Observatory of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (OVSQ) and the faculty of Sciences, but also in other establishments of the Paris area.
Other LSCE personnel who teach (~ 40 people) realize more than 500 h per year which is between 3 and 75 hours per person in training in sciences of the environment, Earth science, or physics. 75% of these teachings are carried out at the master level (mainly UVSQ, UPMC, UPsud, UPD, and schools of Engineering Central, ENSTA, ENS, X...), 17% license and 9% at the doctoral level.
Nearly 60 researchers from the LSCE are entitled to supervise phd students (habilitation or equivalent). Topics cover all thematic research developed at the LSCE.