Doctorate and HDR

The USMB offers a academics to research through innovative research based on academics disciplinary excellence in conjunction with the University's laboratories, continuous learning of research methodology and tools, interdisciplinary openness and support for professional integration, in conjunction with the USMB Business Club.
The USMB also supports its researchers in the Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches process. It also welcomes researchers from other universities who come to benefit from the expertise and experience of USMB researchers.


academics is organized by the Collège and the doctoral schools. 

Under this umbrella aretwo accredited schools and eight schools co-accredited with Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA)

The 2 accredited schools:

Cultures, Societies, Territories (DOCTORAL SCHOOL 633 CST)
Attached laboratories: Centre Antoine Favre, EDYTEM, IREGE, LLSETI

Science, Engineering, Environment (DOCTORAL SCHOOL 634 SIE)


The 8 schools co-accredited with the UGA and working in USMB laboratories are as follows:

Doctoral School of Physics (DOCTORAL SCHOOL 47 PHYS )
Attached laboratories: LAPP, LAPTH

Doctoral School Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences (DOCTORAL SCHOOL 105 STEP)
Affiliated laboratory: ISTerre

Doctoral School Engineering for Health, Cognition and the Environment (DOCTORAL SCHOOL 216 ISCE)
Attached laboratories: LPNC, LIP/PC2S

Chemistry and Life Sciences Doctoral School (DOCTORAL SCHOOL 218 CSV)
Laboratory: LECA

Doctoral School of Human, Political and Territorial Sciences (DOCTORAL SCHOOL 454 SHPT )
Affiliated laboratory: LIP-PC2S

Habilitation to direct research (HDR)

The habilitation à diriger des recherches or HDR is the highest national diploma awarded by universities. This diploma recognizes the researcher's high scientific level, characterized by :

  • An original approach in a scientific field
  • Mastering an autonomous scientific research strategy
  • The ability to mentor young researchers

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