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Habilitation to Conduct Research (HDR)

The HDR diploma is a recognition of the highest level of qualification in the French academic system.

The habilitation to conduct research (HDR) is a higher education qualification, which can notably be obtained after a PhD. It is the highest of the French diplomas.

It certifies the:

  • high scientific level of the candidate
  • originality of his approach in a field of science
  • ability to master a research strategy in a sufficiently broad field of science or technology
  • ability to mentor young researchers.

The HDR allows you to become a thesis director or rapporteur, as well as to apply for a job as a university teacher.

Obtaining an HDR is subject to a presentation of the research work.

See the application procedure

Student intranet

For more information access the student intranet.

See also

Decree of 23 november 1998 related to the habilitation to conduct research Modified by the Decree of 13 February 1992, 13 July 1995 and 25 April 2002

Voir aussi

Liste des universitaires - UFR des Sciences Médicales et Paramédicales