Files are submitted as they come in.
Prior to submitting an application, candidates must first make an appointment with the doctoral school management.

Decrees of November 23, 1988, February 13, 1992, July 13, 1995

"Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches sanctions recognition of the candidate's high scientific level, the originality of his or her approach in a field of science, his or her ability to master a research strategy in a sufficiently broad scientific or technological field, and his or her ability to supervise young researchers. In particular, it qualifies candidates for admission to the corps of university professors. (Arrêté du 23 novembre 1988 - art. 1). Inalco was authorized to issue the Habilitation à diriger des thèses diploma by the decree of July 6, 1994.

The procedure, adopted by the Scientific Council on October 17, 2001, is as follows: a coordinator is chosen from among the directeurs de thèse of Inalco's Doctoral School to oversee the entire procedure, both scientifically and administratively (he or she may not be a rapporteur).

  • Eligibility requirements

  1. The candidate must hold the new regime doctoral degree
  2. He may submit his application at least 7 years after the defense of his doctoral thesis
  3. The candidate must report at least 15 published publications, subsequent to the defense of his doctoral thesis and distinct from the thesis, falling into at least 3 of the 5 following categories:

- books published in one's own name
- edited books including at least one article - edited works including at least one article or chapter by the candidate
- critical editions of texts
- articles in peer-reviewed journals
book chapters - book chapters


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