Co-supervision and Habilitation to Conduct Research (HDR)

Co-supervising a Ph.D. Thesis

A gradual entrance into the supervising function

INSA offers non-HDR researchers and associate professors (from the institution or a partner institution) a local procedure to make their participation in doctoral supervision official (Title II, Article 16 of the decree of 25 May 2016 setting the national training framework and the modalities leading to the award of the national doctoral degree). Applications for co-supervision must be submitted to the Consultative Committee on Doctoral Studies (CCED), which will examine the application.

This procedure aims at allowing a gradual entrance into the supervising function with the objective to prepare an Habilitation to Supervise Research (HDR), and considers in particular:

  • The number of co-advised Ph.D. student carried
  • The number of co-supervisions already obtained (typically within the limit of 3 before the registration to HDR)
  • The year of registration of the doctoral student. It is strongly recommended to apply for co-supervision as early as possible in the Ph.D. curriculum.

Co-supervision is considered a 50% involvement in the thesis.

This procedure is therefore not intended to replace the obtention of HDR diploma but must facilitate its preparation.


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