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.