The Graduate School of Pain (EURIDOL) is one of 5 initiatives of excellence of the University of Strasbourg (Unistra), creating "French-style Graduate Schools" through a call for tenders of the Investment for the Future Programme (PIA3).
The objective is to provide a training of excellence in and through research, based on a Master-Doctorate continuum and focused on pain and its treatment, in synergy with the Unistra, CNRS and Inserm laboratories that are part of the Strasbourg Pain Initiative research consortium. EURIDOL’s ambition is to train the next generation of international leaders in pain research.
To address the complexity of pain, the training is based on cross-disciplinary interactions and brings together specialists in fundamental and clinical neuroscience, human and social sciences, pharmaceutical chemistry, as well as health professionals.
The multiple disciplines feed the quality of the training in its content as well as the implementation of innovative teaching practices. Highly attractive, EURIDOL reinforces "apprenticeship by companionship" through numerous internships offered by the laboratories, by allowing sponsorship between students and by facilitating exchanges between young researchers and their supervisors. The EURIDOL training programme and research benefits from the support of labellised platforms, medical departments/centres of the Strasbourg University Hospitals, relevant learned societies, the private sector and patient associations.
EURIDOL is one of the three pillars of the Interdisciplinary Thematic Institute in Neuroscience of the University of Strasbourg (ITI NeuroStra).