20 doctoral schools have about 5,000 PhD students from Université Paris-Saclay
Doctoral schools unite several research teams that take charge of student doctoral research programmes. They offer the future doctor high-level scientific supervision along with preparation for professional life.
Doctoral schools are accredited by the State based on assessment. The accreditation of each doctoral school defines its specific fields of scientific specialisation. Accreditation is based on the scientific quality of the laboratories associated with each doctoral school, the recruitment procedure for doctoral students, policies for thesis funding, evaluation of educational programs, policies and supervision, partnerships within the social and economic arenas, and the encouragement of mobility and European and international openness.
The doctoral space is organised into 17 doctoral schools, all under the umbrella of Université Paris-Saclay, and three co-accredited doctoral schools, gathered within a single Doctoral College. The Université Paris-Saclay doctoral programme covers, on an entirely new level in France, a continuum ranging from fundamental sciences to applied sciences, emphasising interdisciplinarity and international openness. This programme is structured by the following doctoral schools: