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PhD programmes

The research labs at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech are a training ground for many PhD students. In 2010, 59 doctoral theses were submitted and defended at the School in Association with Paris-East University, and at the beginning of 2011, Ecole des Ponts had around 430 PhD students in its laboratories.

Research Masters programme

École des Ponts ParisTech runs some 15 research Masters programmes in association with other higher education establishments.See the list of Research Masters programmes (M2).

PhD programmes

For “École des Ponts PhD students” (listed as PhD students in the School’s graduate directory, these students are registered for a doctoral thesis at Paris-East University at a laboratory supervised by the School), the School recommends that all PhDs should be funded and that a general minimum monthly allocation of slightly over €1620 net of tax should be paid (the equivalent of a supervisor’s post, but with no teaching role).

Doctoral Schools

For the laboratories that fall within the ambit of the PRES (Paris-East University Research and Higher Education Cluster), in 2007 École des Ponts ParisTech transferred its prerogatives relating to the doctoral schools in which it is a stakeholder to the PRES.

These schools are essentially:

  • the “Sciences, Engineering and Environment” (SIE) School – a multidisciplinary establishment primarily covering physics, mechanics, chemistry, the geosciences, the environmental sciences and life sciences. It encompasses pure and applied, theoretical, numerical and experimental research, with the primary goal of tackling major societal issues such as energy, in particular renewable energy, new materials, innovative structures, questions associated with environmental quality. It is the doctoral school to which the CEREALEESULHSV and Navier labs are attached.

  • the “City, Transport, Territories” (VTT) Doctoral School is a significant component of the Paris-East University higher education and research cluster’s “City, Engineering, Environment” hub and draws on this scientific dynamic to offer thesis topics that are both scientifically innovative and closely linked with professional practice. This doctoral School is unusual in its positioning, since it is the only one that explicitly makes the theme of the city, transport and territory its central concern. It is the doctoral school to which the LEESULATTSLVMT and CIRED labs are attached.

  • L’Ecole Doctorale "Mathématiques et STIC" (MSTIC) couvre principalement deux grands champs scientifiques : les mathématiques des plus fondamentales (analyse, algèbre, géométrie...) aux mathématiques appliquées (probabilités, statistiques, calcul scientifique...) et les sciences et techniques de l'information et de la communication (traitement du signal et des images, informatique, automatique, diagnostic...) comportant une intersection non vide avec le domaine des mathématiques. Elle est ED de rattachement pour les laboratoires CERMICS et LIGM.
  • the “Mathematics and ICT” (MSTIC) Doctoral School primarily covers two scientific fields: mathematics at its purest (analysis, algebra, geometry…) through to applied mathematics (probability, statistics, scientific calculus…) and ICT (signal and image processing, computer science, automation, diagnostics…) in which there is a significant overlap with the field of mathematics. It is the doctoral school to which the CERMICS and LIGM labs are attached.

  • the “Organisations, Markets, Institutions” (OMI) Doctoral School covers research themes associated with economics and management, law, political science, sociology and philosophy.  It develops synergies between the different topics, with a focus on two areas – market operations and the dynamics of people and organisations. It is the doctoral school to which the LATTS laboratory is attached.

École des Ponts ParisTech laboratories associated with other Doctoral Schools