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FIRE Doctoral school

The "Frontières de l’Innovation en Recherche et Éducation" (FIRE) Doctoral School is an international and interdisciplinary PhD program, hosted by Université de Paris (UdP) and co-hosted by Université Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL), that promotes original and ambitious research projects involving interactions between a wide range of academic disciplines (biology, physics, informatics, genetics, cognitive sciences, medicine, human and social sciences, etc.) in the pursuit of understanding living systems, and/or exploring new ways to teach, learn, and do research.

We host research projects that could not find their place in the usual doctoral school of the labs, because of their original and interdisciplinary nature. Our aim is also to provide to our PhD students a wide offer of courses, covering scientific, technical, transversal and behavioural aspects, in order to help them become well-rounded young researchers.

  • 40% international students
  • 35-40 PhD students per year, 135 in total
  • 255 PhD graduates since 2009