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Doctoral schools

Published on December 19, 2023 Updated on January 26, 2024

Doctoral schools provide junior researchers with a quality work environment and high-level training during the three years of their program.

Les écoles doctorales
UPEC has seven doctoral schools in the humanities and social sciences, biology and health, mathematics, engineering, and communication.

Each doctoral school is headed by a professor or researcher, one or more deputies, and a board representing the school's stakeholders such as laboratories, institutions, staff, and doctoral students.

These schools ensure that students have the right conditions to produce exceptional work, particularly by supporting international mobility (mobility grants and assistance with joint programs). They also manage doctoral students' admissions and career paths. Access Paris-Est, a center shared by all the institutions of the Paris-Est Sup community, was specially created to help foreign doctoral students prepare for their stay in France.

Overview of the Doctoral Schools


Cultures and Societies

The Cultures and Societies (CS) doctoral school comprises nine host teams in literature, the humanities, arts, and social sciences. It has a location in Créteil (Université Paris-Est Créteil Val-de-Marne) and another in Champs-sur-Marne, Cité Descartes (Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée).

Mathematics and Science, Information Technology and Communication (STIC)

This multidisciplinary doctoral school focuses on mathematics, science, information technology, and communication.

Organizations, Markets, and Institutions

The Organizations, Markets, and Institutions (OMI) doctoral school conducts research in the areas of economics and management, law, political science, sociology, and philosophy.

Science, Engineering, and Environment

The Science, Engineering, and Environment (SIE) doctoral school is multidisciplinary, combining physics, mechanics, chemistry, geoscience, environmental science, and life sciences.

Life and Health Sciences

The Life and Health Sciences doctoral school is committed to providing doctoral students with additional training to raise their awareness of corporate practices, research promotion, data dissemination, and other related aspects of research.

City, Transportation, and Territories

This doctoral school is unique in its positioning as it is the only one of its kind to focus on cities, transportation, and territories.

Public Health

The Public Health doctoral school is one of the only doctoral schools in France specializing in public health. It is fundamentally interdisciplinary and has five specialties: epidemiology, biostatistics, clinical research, statistical genetics and economics, and social sciences.