The Scientific Body of UCLouvain, called CORSCI (a blend combining parts of corps and scientifique, in French), includes various scientific staff, in particular teaching assistants; PhD students; permanent researchers from the FNRS, the FRIA and other funding bodies; doctoral and post-doctoral fellows; and scientific collaborators.
They are represented by members sitting on the Scientific Body Council (Conseil CORSCI) and by other elected representatives in the sectors, at various levels. The purpose of the CORSCI is:
- to represent UCLouvain's scientists in the various bodies and commissions of the university. Any CORSCI member is a voter and is eligible to represent the Scientific Body;
- to prepare requests, addressed from researchers, and to forward them to the appripriate academic authorities. Additionally, CORSCI representatives pass information on to other members of the Scientific Body from the governance bodies (e.g. the Academic Council or the Research Council).