• Thesis flow

More than 650 doctoral students are enrolled each year in the life and health sciences. Each year, more than 150 theses are defended and the average duration of theses is 44 months, with the average number of first author publications being close to 2 articles per thesis. 11% of doctoral students published in journals with an impact factor greater than 10. Funding is mandatory. The average supervision rate is less than 2 PhD students per HDR. The proportion of employees is close to 25%. Approximately 15-20% of doctoral students are of foreign origin, some of whom are of cotutelle origin.

  • Thesis specialties

The doctoral students are divided into 16 thesis specialties grouped into 3 major fields: Biology, Neurosciences and Human Pathology.

The thesis flow is fairly stable within each specialty: Neurosciences 20%, Infectious Diseases 15%, Immunology, Microbiology, Microbiology, Oncology around 10%, other specialties - Structural biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Developmental Biology, Plant Biology, Ethics, Genomics, Genetics, Nutrition, Vascular Physiopathology, Clinical Research, and Public Health - representing about 5% of theses, respectively.

  • Becoming Doctors

The ED follows up at 1,3 and 5 years after the thesis.

The five-year reviews show that 10-15% of doctors are on permanent contracts in industry, and about 50-55% work in the field of academic research, more than half of them in the context of permanent contracts. However, there is a gradual increase in the number of fixed-term contracts, which leads us to consider continuing the follow-up until 8 years after the thesis. 5 to 10% are lost sight of. Employees (about 20%) have resumed their activity, particularly in the field of health or education; other doctors are taking additional training and are integrating themselves into the professions connected to academic or industrial research (administration, clinical research, technical-commercial sector, etc.), communication, and journalism in particular. Nearly 50% work in France, 10% in Europe and 30% in the World outside Europe, a significant proportion of which are returning to the countries of the South, where they contribute directly to the economic development of their countries.