PhD candidates in a lab at Chimie ParisTech - PSL
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A PhD candidate analysing materials at Arts et Métiers
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With 84 laboratories and 1,700 doctoral students, the research at ParisTech schools, which regularly wins awards, covers both fundamental scientific issues and more applied fields. It is characterized by international research teams, strong interactions with businesses and administrations and permanent links with public research organizations (CNRS, INRAE, Inria, INSERM, CEA, Onera...)
ParisTech schools offer quality support for students who want to be trained in the production of innovative knowledge, tools and methods.
They aim to make the PhD one of the flagship products of their training and research, both of international academic excellence and of reference for companies. One of ParisTech's great strengths is that it brings together schools with different and complementary profiles. This diversity is reflected in the nature of the research conducted there, but also in the partnerships forged with companies and the profiles of the PhDs trained.
The doctoral training provided by ParisTech schools is backed by universities (Université Paris-Saclay, Université PSL, HESAM, Université de Bordeaux, Université de Saint-Etienne).
Approximately 400 PhD are defended each year based on work done in the laboratories of ParisTech schools. The host teams apply the following three principles: teaching, academic excellence and close links with applications in industry and services.
Each ParisTech school manages admissions to its laboratories according to its recruitment criteria and financial resources.
ParisTech has however developed a PhD program with the China Scholarship Council (CSC) open to highly qualified Chinese students. Funding is granted for a period of 36 to 48 months in France with a scholarship of 1350€ per month. To learn more about the program, click here.
All non-Chinese students interested in a PhD at a ParisTech school are invited to contact directly the research director of the laboratory in which they are interested in. Consult the laboratory directory.
Discover the MOOC Creative and Design thinking: process and tools for innovation (POLIMI) dedicated to PhD candidates and developed in the frame of the IDEAL project.