Call for applications: Louis D’Hainaut Prize for the best thesis in educational technology, 2023 edition

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The University of Mons (Belgium) and the Francophonie University Agency (AUF), through its Francophonie Institute for Knowledge Engineering and Distance Education (IFIC), are joining forces to award the Prize Louis D’Hainaut for the best doctoral thesis in educational technology.

This prize is annual and will be awarded for the tenth time in 2023. It is reserved for a doctor from a country in the South* whose thesis was defended no more than three years ago.

The Prize has an international vocation and is open to any researcher from the South who has obtained a doctoral thesis within a member institution of the AUF network (from the North as well as from the South). The subject of this thesis must imperatively relate to the use of technologies in education, independently of the discipline to which it belongs, and must constitute a contribution to the evolution of scientific knowledge in the field.

The purpose of this initiative is both to honor the memory of Professor Louis D’Hainaut and to stimulate research in educational technology in the countries of the South. Professor Louis D’Hainaut has devoted his career to disseminating the concepts and methodologies of research in educational technology in the French-speaking world. He has also been an important player on the international scene in terms of educational support for developing countries and, as such, has participated in numerous initiatives to improve education in Africa.

The prize is managed by a Steering Committee composed as follows:

  • Collin Simon (University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada)
  • Depover Christian (University of Mons, Belgium), President
  • Dillenbourg Pierre (Ecole polytechnique de Lausanne, Switzerland), secretary
  • Jaillet Alain (University of Cergy-Pontoise, France)
  • Laroussi Mona (International Organization of La Francophonie)
  • Loiret Pierre-Jean (French-speaking University Agency)
  • Paré-Kaboré Afsata (Norbert Zongo University in Koudougou, Burkina Faso)

The Scientific Committee is made up of around forty academics from countries in both the South and the North.

The rewards are of two kinds:

  • a sum of 2,500 euros, paid by the Louis D’Hainaut Fund created at the University of Mons;
  • the payment by the AUF of a trip and a stay of 5 days at the time of the awarding of the Prize. The latter is awarded on the occasion of an international scientific event during which the winner will be honoured.

The conditions for submitting an application are as follows:

  • be a national of a country in the South (it is possible to reside in a country in the North);
  • have successfully defended their thesis between January 1, 2019 and the closing date of this call;
  • have written their thesis in French.

The required documents are:

  • duly completed application form;
  • detailed curriculum vitae;
  • summary of the thesis in a maximum of three pages in which the specific contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field of technologies in education is clearly described;
  • electronic version of the complete thesis (pdf);
  • copy of the diploma sanctioning the award of the title of doctor, following the defense of the thesis, a copy of the thesis in electronic format (pdf).

Further information :

The closing date for the call is 1 February 2023 at midnight GMT .

To register and submit your documents : https://formulaires.auf.org

For any additional questions (by email): prix_dhainaut@auf.org

* Southern countries: excluding Western Europe (except Bulgaria and Romania) and North America

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