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The University of Tours has 4 doctoral schools: one school in the field of Human and Social Sciences and three schools, conjointly with the University of Orléans, in the field of Health, Sciences and Technologies.

The aim of the doctoral schools, in partnership with the host laboratories of the university, is to accompany doctoral students up to the moment they defend their thesis, to train them in research whilst preparing them to enter the employment market.

Around 700 doctoral students are supported by the doctoral schools and around one hundred theses are defended each year.
 
  • Human and Social Sciences (SHS - Doctoral School )
The “Human and Social Sciences” Doctoral School is a multidisciplinary school providing doctoral curriculums in arts, applied languages and humanities: literature, foreign languages and cultures, linguistics, history, geography, law and management.

Its scientific activities are structured around four sections: “Renaissance”, “Cities, Territories and Societies”, “Cultural Practices” and “Law, Economy and Management”, and accompanies 400 doctoral students, including a hundred international students.

The doctoral school organizes training seminars in the fields of communication, methodology and employability, thus accompanying the doctoral students throughout their programme.
 
  • Energy, Materials, Geosciences (EMSTU) Doctoral School
The “Energy, Materials, Geosciences” Doctoral School (EMSTU - Energie, Matériaux, sciences de la Terre et l’Univers), established in January 2012, runs courses conjointly with the universities of Tours and Orléans. It comprises X sections and 90 doctoral students. Research themes focus on the physics and chemistry of materials, the environment and geosciences. It is supported by research laboratories that work closely with the major French research bodies such as the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and the Atomic Energy Commission (CEA - Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique).

Training seminars, proposed to doctoral students, address scientific and disciplinary aspects, management issues, developing foreign languages and aspects relating to employability.
 
  • Health, Bioscience and Chemistry of Living Matter (SSBCV - Santé, Sciences Biologiques et Chimie du Vivant)
The “Health, Bioscience and Chemistry of Living Matter” Doctoral School (SSBCV - Santé, Sciences Biologiques et Chimie du Vivant), established in January 2012, runs courses conjointly with the universities of Tours and Orléans. It comprises 4 sections: human physiopathology – health technologies, infectiology – immunology – vaccinology, chemistry and physics of living matter – the biological system, reproductive biology – cognitive and development sciences, and trains 220 doctoral students.

The Doctoral School is supported by research laboratories that work closely with the major French research bodies such as the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA - Institut National de Recherche Agronomique), the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM - Institut National de la Recherche et de la Santé Médicale).

Training seminars, proposed to doctoral students, address scientific and disciplinary aspects, management issues, developing foreign languages and aspects relating to employability.
 
  • Mathematics, IT, Theoretical Physics and Systems Engineering (MIPTIS - Mathématiques, informatique, physique théorique et ingénierie des systèmes Doctoral School )
The “Mathematics, IT, Theoretical Physics and Systems Engineering” Doctoral School (MIPTIS - Mathématiques, informatique, physique théorique et ingénierie des systèmes), runs courses conjointly with the universities of Tours and Orléans. It leans on research carried out by 5 of the university’s laboratories that work closely with the major French research bodies such as the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and trains over 30 doctoral students.

Training seminars, proposed to doctoral students, address scientific and disciplinary aspects, management issues, developing foreign languages and aspects relating to employability.