Co-supervision and Habilitation to Conduct Research (HDR)

Habilitation to Supervise Researches

The Habilitation to Supervise Researches (HDR) is a national diploma of higher education that can be obtained after a Ph.D.. It is the highest university degree. It is defined by regulation by the decree of 23 November 1988.

Obtaining this diploma recognizes the high scientific level of the candidate, the original nature of his approach in a field of science, his ability to provide an expertise in a research strategy in a sufficiently broad scientific or technological field and his ability to supervise young doctoral students.

This diploma makes it possible to apply for the University Professor position and to officially supervise doctoral students as thesis supervisors.


Obtaining the Habilitation to Supervise Research Diploma at INSA Lyon

The diploma of habilitation to supervise researches is awarded jointly by the University C. Bernard Lyon I and INSA Lyon by agreement dated on July 8, 2005.

The framework for issuing the accreditation to supervise research (HDR) issued jointly by the University C. Bernard Lyon I and INSA Lyon is specified in the procedure "Registration for the HDR" validated by the Scientific Council of INSA of May 11, 2007.

At INSA Lyon, the steps to obtain the HDR are carried out in two stages:

  1. Authorization to register by the CCED
  2. Registration and defense