Presentation and instances of the MSHE C. N. Ledoux

The Maison des sciences de l'homme et de l'environnement (MSHE) Claude Nicolas Ledoux is a support and research unit (UAR3124) under the supervision of the CNRS and the University Bourgogne Franche-Comté ; it is hosted by the University of Franche-Comté. Since January 1st 2012. It is also a research federation (FED 4209), recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research. It brings together the laboratories in Franche-Comté of the field of the human and social sciences (SHS) or comprising a SHS team in their centre.

The MSHE is part of the National Network of the Maisons des sciences de l’homme (RnMSH) and set up with the Maison des sciences de l’homme (MSH) of Dijon a Federation of the MSH of Bourgogne and Franche-Comté, to concretize the old collaborations developed between the two institutions.

The MSHE is present on the boards of four out of five UFC collegiums (SNET, SSS, SJEG and SHH) and in those of five thematic poles of the ComUE UBFC (DGEP, LLC and SHS in a primary capacity and SCS and SV2TEA in a secondary capacity).

The MSHE Ledoux is also part of the TRANSBIO Graduate School, set up within the framework of the ComUE UBFC; this is an MSc-PhD integrated curriculum to promote the transition towards the sustainable use of resources and for the protection of biodiversity.

Since September 2015, the director of the MSHE Ledoux is Philippe Barral, professor of protohistorical archaeology at the University of Franche-Comté. The Deputy Director is André Didierjean, Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the University of Franche-Comté.

All the MSHE team

Missions and services of the MSHE Ledoux

The MSHE works to develop and valorize research in humanities and social sciences. She offers research support services (administrative and technological platforms) and specific scientific programming.
To promote interdisciplinarity with specific scientific programming
The MSHE promotes the interdisciplinarity in especifically through specific scientific programming, structured in five research poles.
Pole 1. Territorial dynamics
Pole 2. Human-environment interactions
Pole 3. Standards, practices and knowledge
Pole 4. Archive, databases, corpora
Pole 5. Behaviours, risks, health
Each pole of research accommodates actions carried out by researchers from the federated laboratories. Around a hundred local researchers are mobilized and a total of more than 200 researchers from French and foreign laboratories are involved in its research activities.

The MSHE accommodates doctoral and post-doctoral students involved in its research activities. It also receives researchers or professors invited for periods ranging from a month to a year, within the framework of research collaborations with researchers involved in its actions.
Support research projects and disseminate their results
Provide methodological and technical support for research
Offer workspaces
Opening up research to economic and social actors

The instances de la MSHE Ledoux

Steering committee
The composition of the Steering Committee is as follows:
  • The president of the University of Franche-Comté
  • The director of the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard
  • The regional delegate Centre-Est of the CNRS
  • Thepresident of the GiS network of the MSH
  • The director of the scientific department of the human and social sciences of the CNRS
  • The regional delegate for research and technology (DRRT)
  • The director of MSHE and, if necessary, his deputy
  • The coordinators of the research areas
The Steering Committee is chaired alternately a year on two by
  • The scientific director of the department of human and social sciences of the CNRS
  • The president of the University of Franche-Comté and the director of the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard
The Steering Committee meets at least once a year at the initiative of its president on the proposal of the director of MSHE or a majority of its members. It decides on the general organisation and functioning of the MSHE and decides on any amendment to the statutes of the MSHE.

It adopts
  • The scientific programme, after consulting the MSHE Scientific Council
  • The draft operating and investment budgets of the MSHE, in view of annual programme of activities.
Scientific Council
Advisory council and management
Laboratory Council
de la MSHE
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