Doctoral training - Université Paris-Saclay

The creation of a unique Université Paris-Saclay doctorate was one of the main commitments of our IDEX project. Our ambition is to create a doctorate degree which can be a flagship of Université Paris-Saclay and contributes as such to its international visibility. Doctoral training at Université Paris-Saclay is organized to fulfill the missions associated with the national accreditation by the ministry of higher education, and the principles for innovative doctoral training in Europe. 

The doctorate is the highest degree of the higher education.

It benefits from an international recognition, in particular with the European licence, master, doctorate (LMD) system. It is the subject of a specific and demanding national regulatory framework. Much is said in a limited number of words (L612-7):

  • "Doctoral training is a training-by-doing research and a training to research, which includes, as part of doctoral programs, individual or collective realization of original scientific work.
  • These doctoral programs are organized in close collaboration with research laboratories and research teams whose quality is recognized by a periodic national assessment.
  • They take into account the needs of the national research and innovation policy and have international exposure.
  • They consist in a professional research experience awarded, after the defense of the thesis, by the doctoral degree, and conferring the title of doctor.
  • Doctoral programs are organized by doctoral schools under conditions set by decree of the Minister of Higher Education. "

More specifically, the doctorate of Université Paris-Saclay is also :

  • An outstanding research environment research environment to develop doctoral projects: 300 research units, nearly 11,000 researchers and academics, visibility and international recognition,  at the core of the strategy of Université Paris-Saclay,
  • A doctoral degree, visible and legible, a policy for doctoral training and joint actions shared by 20 doctoral schools and 19 member institutions or partners, coordinated within a single doctoral college and enrolled in a quality assurance approach,
  • Structured doctoral programs dedicated to disciplinary or thematic challenges, to provide doctoral candidates a wide scientific culture and international opening, organized by doctoral schools
  • Cross-actions and training programs dedicated to transferable skills and career development, organized by the doctoral college.



Second edition of "Doctor'Preneuriales" - Valorisation Camp

Thursday 31 May 2018 - Doctoral School

13 PhD students of Université Paris-Saclay will take part to the 2018 Doctor'Preneuriales, on 1, 6, 12 and 13 June at SATT Paris-Saclay and at The...

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Concours Contrats Doctoraux 2018 ED SHS

Tuesday 17 April 2018 - Doctoral School

Pôles Droit, Economie-Gestion et Sciences Sociales & Humanités (SSH)

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Session printanière de formation doctorale pôle DROIT

Tuesday 10 April 2018 - Doctoral School

Inscription indispensable !

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Lancement de la seconde édition des Doctor'Preneuriales - Doctorial Camp

Monday 12 March 2018 - Doctoral School

Les Doctor'Preneuriales 2018 accueillent 23 doctorants de l'Université Paris-Saclay du 19 au 21 mars prochains au Design Spot et au WAI Massy BNP...

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Elections Doctorants Conseil ED SHS

Friday 19 January 2018 - Doctoral School

Consultez les résultats de l'élection !

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Prenez date ! Du 19 au 20 mars 2019, l’Université Paris-Saclay accueillera les membres des comités de visite du Hcéres chargés de l'évaluation des formations doctorales

Wednesday 11 July 2018 - Doctorats

La visite du collège doctoral aura lieu le 19 Mars matin. Les visites des écoles doctorales seront menées par 6 comités au cours des 3 demi...

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Action Doctorale Internationale 2018

Thursday 05 July 2018 - Doctorats

L'Université Paris Saclay lance un programme IDEX de soutien aux cotutelles internationales de thèses.

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Master Class : quelles compétences pour diriger des doctorants ? Quels besoins de formation ?

Tuesday 19 June 2018 - Doctorats

Un atelier pour co-construire une offre de formation à l'encadrement de doctorants

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MT 180 : Elise Bordet sera à la finale nationale ce mercredi 13 juin

Tuesday 12 June 2018 - Doctorats

Elise Bordet a remporté avec brio le prix du public lors du concours MT180 à l’Université Paris-Saclay. Résumer sa thèse en 180 secondes de manière...

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New app for PhD students reveals what life after graduation is really like

Monday 23 April 2018 - Doctorats

Université Paris-Saclay’s new survey app provides fresh insight into PhD graduate employment rates, locations, and salaries after leaving. These...

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