The doctoral schools attached to higher education establishments federate a group of research teams that are responsible for the training and future of doctoral students. They offer future PhDs a high level of scientific supervision as well as preparation for professional integration.

The links with research and the scientific quality of laboratories, the recruitment procedure for doctoral students and the policy for financing theses, the potential for supervision and the training policy, the partnerships with the socio-economic world and the encouragement of mobility and European and international openness are all decisive criteria for the accreditation of doctoral schools.

The attention given to the implementation of the thesis charter, a real moral contract concluded between the doctoral student, his/her thesis director, the director of the doctoral school and the director of the host laboratory, constitutes a guarantee of quality insofar as it defines the rights and duties of each party. The preparation of a thesis must be part of a personal and professional project that is clearly defined in terms of objectives and means.

Presentation of the doctoral school

The Doctoral School of Law and Political Science is a bi-disciplinary school. Scientific activities are carried out in two main fields: law and political science. The doctoral school belongs to the Université Sud de France Montpellier - Perpignan doctoral college and completes its training courses.
Doctoral students enrolled in the School can prepare 4 different doctorates:

  • Private law and criminal sciences ;
  • Public law ;
  • History of law and institutions ;
  • Political Science.

The Law and Political Science doctoral school organises thesis defences and, in collaboration with the SCUIO-IP, monitors the professional integration of its PhDs.

Management team

Director: Pr Jérôme Roux
Head of Department: Sophie Segui
Secretariat:
Iwona Brousse (04 34 43 27 92)

Contact

Doctoral School Law and Political Science
UFR Law and Political Science
39 rue de l'Université
34060 Montpellier Cedex 2
Tel: 04 34 43 27 92
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Presentation of the doctoral school

The Montpellier Doctoral School of Economics and Management (EDEG) is the only school offering doctoral training in the disciplines of economics and management sciences in the Languedoc-Roussillon region.

The research priorities are in the field of economics and management. Management research deals in particular with finance, marketing, accounting, information systems, human resources and strategy (particularly for SMEs), some of which have a strong agri-food orientation.
EDEG's research activities are organised around three themes:

  • Agri-foodmanagement,
  • New technologies,
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation.

Management team

Director: Patrick Sentis
Deputy Director: P. Mahenc
Secretariat: Sabine de Bechevel

Contact

EDEG
Faculty of Economics
Espace Richter
Av. Raymond Dugrand
CS 79706-F
34960 Montpellier cedex 2
Tel: 04 34 43 24 60
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Presentation of the Doctoral School

The I2S Doctoral School trains doctoral students in the broad field of hard sciences covering mathematics, mechanics, physics and information sciences and technologies, with important exchanges with life sciences. It brings together all doctoral students in the basic sciences related to information processing, the development of structures and theoretical concepts, or the study and design of systems in the Montpellier region. 7 doctoral specialities are offered within the I2S Doctoral School:

  • Biostatistics,
  • Electronic,
  • IT,
  • Mathematics and modelling,
  • Mechanical and civil engineering,
  • Physics,
  • Automatic and microelectronic systems.

Management team

Director: Pr Pascal Nouet
Executive Secretary: Caroline Drap

Contact

I2S - ED 166
University of Montpellier
cc444
Place Eugène Bataillon
34095 Montpellier cedex 05
Phone: +33 (0)4 67 14 97 12
Fax: +33 (0)4 67 14 93 16
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Presentation of the Doctoral School

ED 58 federates 11 research teams bringing together some 440 teacher-researchers and researchers and 480 PhD students. It allows the preparation of 34 doctoral specialities in the fields of Letters, Languages, Arts and Human and Social Sciences. In application of the decree of 7 August 2006, it ensures the best possible study conditions for doctoral students, from registration to the defence and digital submission of the thesis. The ED council, supported by the administrative structure of the SEED, monitors the thesis, offers mobility assistance, organises specific scientific events and provides additional training (disciplinary openness, research methodology, professional integration). It is the first ED in France to offer distance learning for isolated and/or salaried PhD students.

Management team

Director: Christine Reynier
Administration: Carole Closel, Sylvie Fiorio, Corinne Gilbert, Anne Le-Perrot

Contact

Paul-Valéry University
Site Saint-Charles
34199 Montpellier Cedex 5
Telephone: 04 11 75 70 30
Email
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Presentation of the Doctoral School

The Balard Chemical Sciences doctoral school is part of the Pôle Chimie Balard, which brings together the vast majority of chemists from the Montpellier site and the region. The doctoral school is mono-disciplinary. However, it has strong interactions with physics (materials), biology (biomolecules) and process engineering. The number of doctoral students is approximately 275 and the supervision is provided by 330 researchers and teacher-researchers.

The SCB doctoral school aims to train high-level researchers in all areas of chemistry: life chemistry, drug chemistry, materials chemistry, modelling, membranes, environment and marine chemistry, nuclear fuel cycle, etc. The doctoral training is aimed at all the professions in chemistry, both in the private and public sectors.

Management team

Director: Dr Jean-Jacques VASSEUR
Deputy Director: Pr Vasile HULEA
Secretariat: Charlène ERIMIAN

Contact

ENSCM
240 avenue du Professeur Emile Jeanbrau
34296 Montpellier
Tel/Fax: 04 67 14 43 41
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Presentation of the doctoral school

The CBS2 doctoral school trains doctors in all areas of Biology-Health, from drug chemistry to the clinic, from genes to behaviour. It brings together the region's research potential in the fields of Biology and Chemistry related to health, based on clinical teams and major laboratories and institutes. Backed by the Rabelais Pole, two LABEX and two Competitiveness Clusters, it offers training through and for research and prepares students for academic careers as well as the private sector. With more than 470 HDR supervisors and more than 380 doctoral students in nearly 40 laboratories, this doctoral school has been co-accredited since its creation in 1992 by the two universities UM1 and UM2.

The CBS2 Doctoral School is part of the Montpellier-Perpignan South of France University Doctoral College.

Management team

Director: Sofia Kossida
Secretariat: Stéphanie Martinetti

Contact

CBS2 - ED 168 (Chemical and Biological Sciences for Health)
Faculty of Pharmacy
15 avenue Charles Flahault
BP 14491
34093 Montpellier Cedex 5

Secretariat: building I (3rd floor) room I313
Tel: 04 11 75 97 00
Email
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Presentation of the Doctoral School

The Doctoral School 463 Human Movement Sciences (SMH), co-accredited by Aix-Marseille University (AMU), the University of Montpellier and the Université Côté d'Azur, brings together researchers, teacher-researchers and doctoral students working on the unique theme of human movement and its nervous, physiological, mechanical, behavioural, cognitive and societal determinants. These fields are grouped under a single discipline, the "Human Movement Sciences".

It federates, at the interregional level, research teams that are complementary in terms of discipline. The thematic proximity and geographical scope ensure that the SMH Doctoral School is well positioned on the national map.

Management team

Director: Gilles MONTAGNE (AMU)
Deputy Director: Stéphane PERREY (UM)
Administrative Manager: Nathalie ROUSTAN (AMU)

Contact

Marseille site
ED 463 Human Movement Sciences
Aix-Marseille University
Faculty of Sport Sciences
163, avenue de Luminy - Case 910
13288 Marseille cedex 09
Tel: 04 91 17 04 36
Email
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Montpellier site
ED 463 Human Movement Sciences
UFR STAPS
University of Montpellier
700 avenue du Pic St Loup
34090 Montpellier
Tel : 04 34 43 26 23
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Presentation of the Doctoral School

The GAIA Doctoral School (Biodiversity, Agriculture, Food, Environment, Earth, Water) was officially created in July 2015, as a result of the merger of the SIBAGHE ED (Integrated Systems in Biology, Agronomy, Geosciences, Hydrosciences and Environment, ED 477) and the SPSA ED (Process and Food Sciences, ED 306).

The ED GAIA is a doctoral school of the University of Montpellier for Life and Environmental Sciences and Sciences and Technologies. It is co-accredited with Montpellier SupAgro and AgroParisTech for Agronomic and Environmental Sciences, and with the Ecole des Mines d'Alès (EMA) for Technological Sciences in the fields of mass-produced materials and the Environment.

The GAIA Doctoral School has nearly 500 doctoral students and will be based on 6 doctoral streams (defined as the organisational structures of the Doctoral School):

  • Agroresources, Processes, Foods, Products; APAB
  • Biology of Interactions; BDI
  • Integrative Biology, Plant Diversity and Improvement; BIDAP
  • Ecology, Evolution, Genetic Resources, Paleobiology; EERGP
  • Functional Ecology and Agricultural Sciences; EFSA
  • Earth and Water Sciences; STE

The GAIA ED will place the doctoral student as a research actor at the heart of the global questions and issues surrounding Environmental Sciences, Sciences and Technologies, and in touch with the major questions of society and the entire socio-economic world. In this perspective, the GAIA ED will seek to develop the innovative capacities of doctoral students in conjunction with researchers at the frontiers of the disciplines developed within the doctoral programmes.

Management team

  • Director: Valérie MICARD
  • Deputy Directors: Pascal GANTET, Eric BLANCHARD, Mathieu SICARD, Patrice DAVID, Bruno DHUIME, Stéphane PEYRON
  • Administration: Cendrine JAY-ALLEMAND, Aida DUBOST

Contact

GAIA - ED 584
Case Courrier 053
Place Eugène Bataillon
Building 13 /3rd floor
34095 Montpellier cedex 5
Tel: +33 (0) 4 67 14 36 00
Email
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Presentation of the Doctoral School

The doctoral school Territories, Time, Society and Development trains doctors in Archaeology, Egyptology, Ethnology, Geography, Psychology, Management Sciences, Information and Communication Sciences, Political Science, Sociology, STAPS.

Its field of competence is, on the one hand, Life Science and Environment and, on the other hand, Human and Social Sciences

It is composed of 9 Research Units, including 4 UMRs

Management team

Director: Nathalie BLANC
Administration: Carole CLOSEL, Sylvie FIORIO, Corinne GILBERT, Anne LE-PERROT

Contact

TTSD - ED 60
Paul-Valéry University
Site Saint-Charles
Route De Mende
34199 Montpellier Cedex 5
Email
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