The doctoral schools

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Our doctoral schools

With coordination between the research policy and the training policy led by the institution, the 4 doctoral schools at the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne are at the heart of scientific application clusters.

The ABIES doctoral school is thus placed at the heart of the internationally-focused multidisciplinary agricultural science, environment, biotechnology and bioeconomy cluster (AEBB) focused on the bioeconomy, agriculture 4.0 and the wine industry 4.0.

The SFS (Fundamental Sciences and Health) doctoral school is at the heart of the Health scientific cluster, championing scientific niches of excellence and rich and varied medical and paramedical training.

The SNI doctoral school is at the heart of the digital and engineering Sciences cluster focused on high-performance computing, industry 4.0, materials and technological change.
The SHS doctoral school is at the heart of the Human and Social Sciences (SHS) cluster brought together by a House of human sciences.

The SFS, SNI and SHS doctoral schools are supported by the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne.
The ABIES doctoral school is co-accredited by Université Paris Saclay.

They are put under the authority of their respective directors and assisted by a scientific and teaching board. Their role is decisive as regards the definition and management of the institution's doctoral policy whether it is the allocation of resources, the selection of applicants, monitoring of students or their professional integration.

The main mission of our 4 doctoral schools is to enhance the professional integration of doctors, by providing them with in particular a rich and varied multidisciplinary culture. They organise vivas for PhD theses and HDR’s (post-doctoral accreditation to supervise research), and carry out professional integration follow-ups for their doctoral fellows. They guarantee the best possible studying conditions for doctoral students, from enrolment to the viva and the digital submission of their thesis.

The ABIES doctoral school

The University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA) has based its research and its educational policy on interdisciplinarity applied in particular to agricultural sciences, the environment, biotechnology and the bioeconomy. URCA developed its "agricultural science" research themes as early as the 1990s, with activities focused on the production, transformation and non-food use of these renewable resources, in close partnership with SFR Condorcet (FR CNRS) and by also including the socio-economic aspect of the bioeconomy.

The doctoral school associated with this theme is the ABIES doctoral school, for which URCA is co-accredited; it has sixty doctoral students and around fifty postdoctoral HDRs at the Reims site. Doctoral students benefit from a varied and complete training and research environment within ABIES with many enriching options for national and international mobility, a wide variety of training courses dedicated to doctoral students and assistance from supervisors.

ABIES DS website

The fundamental sciences and health (SFS) doctoral school

The Fundamental Sciences and Health (SFS) doctoral school at the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA) is a multidisciplinary doctoral school which is attached to URCA's Fundamental Sciences-Health section. It brings together 15 research units belonging to different sections of URCA's general policy, whose theme is focused on Fundamental Research in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as well as the field of Health and Sport. In the field of Health, it benefits from the scientific environment of SFR Cap Santé and its technological platforms. It brings together around a hundred doctoral students from various educational backgrounds combining the fundamental sciences in the field of health and translational research facilitating the integration of research projects in line with the interests of patients, thanks to the agreement signed between URCA and Reims CHU (university hospital).

SFS DS website

Digital and engineering sciences (SNI) doctoral school

The Digital and Engineering Sciences (SNI) doctoral school at the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA) is a multidisciplinary school. It trains to research and through research doctoral students in the scientific fields of information and communication sciences and technologies, engineering and materials sciences, mathematics, chemistry and applied physics.

Six doctoral specialities are offered by the SNI doctoral school:

  • Engineering Sciences (SI)
  • Materials Sciences and Engineering (SGM)
  • Engineering Chemistry and Physics (CPI)
  • IT (Info)
  • Automation and Signal Processing (ATS)
  • Applied Mathematics (MA)

The scientific scope of the SNI doctoral school unites 8 research units bringing together more than 200 lecturers & researchers and researchers and around a hundred doctoral students.

SNI DS website

Human and social sciences doctoral school

The Human and Social Sciences (SHS) doctoral school at the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA) is a multidisciplinary school. It trains to research and through research doctoral students in the scientific fields of human and social sciences. It shares with the House of Human Sciences and the 10 SHS laboratories the values of openness and humanism.

11 doctoral specialities are offered by the SHS doctoral School:

  • Private law, public law, history of law (section CNU 1 to 3)
  • Political science (section CNU 4)
  • Economic and management sciences (section CNU 5 and 6)
  • Language sciences (section CNU 7)
  • Languages and literature (section CNU 8 to 15)
  • Psychology (section CNU 16)
  • Philosophy (section CNU 17)
  • Sociology, anthropology, ethnology (section CNU 19 and 20)
  • History and civilisation (section CNU 21 and 22)
  • Geography and development of spaces (section CNU 23 and 24)
  • Education, information and communication sciences (section CNU 70 and 71)

The scientific scope of the SHS doctoral school unites 10 research units bringing together more than 110 HDR lecturers & researchers and 220 doctoral students.

SHS DS website

ABIES DOCTORAL SCHOOL (AGRICULTURE, FOOD, BIOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH)

Director (Reims site): Sandrine BOUQUILLON , sandrine.bouquillon@univ-reims.fr
Manager: Isabelle KIEFFERT, ed.abies@univ-reims.fr

CREA
2 Esplanade Roland Garros
51100 Reims

Tel.: 03 26 91 37 68

E-mail: ed.abies@univ-reims.fr

SFS (FUNDAMENTAL SCIENCES AND HEALTH) DOCTORAL SCHOOL

Director: Jean-Claude MONBOISSE, jean-claude.monboisse@univ-reims.fr
Manager: Valérie PIRAUBE, ed.sfs@univ-reims.fr

Pôle Santé
Bâtiment A, 2ème Etage, Bureau A2050
51, rue Cognacq Jay
51100 Reims

Tel.: 03 26 91 34 38

E-mail: ed.sfs@univ-reims.fr

SNI (DIGITAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES) DOCTORAL SCHOOL

Provisional administrator: Rezak AYAD,rezak.ayad@univ-reims.fr
Manager: Ségolène BUFFET, ed.sni@univ-reims.fr

CREA
2 Esplanade Roland Garros
51100 Reims
Tel.: 03 26 91 88 67

E-mail: ed.sni@univ-reims.fr

SHS (HUMAN AND SOCIAL SCIENCES) DOCTORAL SCHOOL

Director: Philippe ODOU, philippe.odou@univ-reims.fr
Managers: Véronique DELAITRE and Lucy HAUET ed.shs@univ-reims.fr

MSH
57, Rue PierreTaittinger
51096 REIMS CEDEX
Tel. : 03 26 91 36 16

E-mail: ed.shs@univ-reims.fr

Applications

To apply, you must first contact the project leader. He or she will send you the additional information about the thesis (details on funding, scientific details, profile required, etc.).

You will then need to submit your application on the doctoral school websites.