The Research Directorate’s Central Department supports the laboratories in their research activities. To this end, it provides skills and expertise in the preparation and management of public and private contracts, cost accounting for individual projects, management for scientist recruitment, protection and promotion of research results. The quality of the “managing research” process was assessed as compliant in the 2014 audit for the renewal of ISO 9001 certification.
Research partnerships are developed in particular through 14 industrial chairs. Through long-term partnerships with companies, they aim to create scientific and educational value for the School, and competitive innovation for the businesses concerned.
The dynamic of academic research was maintained in two aspects: education through research, and the quality of Rank A publications. In 2020, 465 PhD candidates (41% from abroad). Among the different sources of funding for PhD candidates, more than 35% were linked with research contracts with companies, thus fostering the link between doctoral education and economic competitiveness, while maintaining a balance with more theoretical PhD research.
Extracts from HAL, the Web of Science and Scopus reveal 968 publications in 2020.