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The principles of a Co-tutelle

The Co-tutelle, or international joint supervision of a thesis, aims at strengthening the international component and visibility of the Doctoral School by encouraging the mobility of doctoral students in different scientific and cultural areas, and developing scientific cooperation between French and foreign research teams.

A co-supervision agreement must be established between the two partner universities to which the doctoral student will be attached. It specifies in particular the conditions of supervision of the doctoral student, the alternating periods within each research team and the modalities concerning the composition of the dissertation committee.  At the end of this period, the institutions award a doctorate degree conferred jointly.