The Doctoral School manages the integration of doctoral students into high-level research units.

The research potential includes nearly 50 Research Units, 240 host teams recognized by research organizations and the Ministry, and approximately 800 potential PhD directors holding an HDR.

The strengths of ED are grouped in the following thematic areas: biochemistry and genomics, genetics and development, immunology-cancerology, infectious diseases, microbiology, neuroscience, pathophysiology and human genetics and cover most of the most structural to integrative approaches. including Clinical Research, Public Health, and Medical Ethics.

The mission of the Doctoral School is to award a research grant to the most deserving students by organising the ED Competition open to all candidates holding a Master's degree or equivalent, regardless of their origin.

The purpose of the Doctoral School is to offer all students training in the different fields of Life Sciences and Health Sciences. This will is expressed through the setting up of disciplinary or cross-curricular courses that prepare students, in addition to specialization training, for a better professional integration by giving priority to openness towards the culture of the company, the socio-economic world, industrial property, ethics, good laboratory practices or communication. The Doctoral School's courses are organized in the form of theoretical modules that doctoral students are required to follow throughout the duration of their PhD thesis. A number of technology workshops are also offered. In synergy with the research centres, we set up doctoral programmes centred on the most representative scientific disciplines of the site. Finally, an annual Colloquium organized by the doctoral students is intended to enable second year PhD students to present their work in English. Participation in the School's activities allows them to validate modules necessary for the validation of the Doctorate.

The Doctoral School is the guarantor of the application of the Theses Charter. This Charter represents a formal commitment to enable each doctoral student to receive quality research training, supervision and follow-up during the thesis.

The Doctoral School intervenes in the selection of the best thesis works for the award of the University's thesis prize.