CentraleSupélec is an internationally-reputed Higher Education and Research Institution. Its excellence lies in its combination of fundamental and applied sciences for innovation with societal impact. For almost two centuries, CentraleSupélec's top engineers have been practicing their skills and knowledge for the development of corporate institutions and public organizations.

Doctoral Studies

Centrale supélec


CentraleSupélec has a research center that every year hosts more than 500 doctoral students on the four campuses (Châtenay-Malabry, Gif-sur-Yvette, Metz and Rennes) in its 16 research units (independent and joint research units, including a collaboration with the CNRS) and through a mathematics federation.

Within these research units, which represent 1,100 research employees, subjects of research are explored within complex systems:

  • Materials and Processes
  • Mechanics, Energetics and Combustion
  • Applied Physics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Technology and IT Systems
  • Signal Processing, Automation
  • Electrical Engineering and Electronics
  • Industrial Engineering, Economics and Management

To navigate the complexities of systems and address the following seven societal issues:

  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Health and biotechnology
  • Information and knowledge
  • Sustainable buildings and regions
  • Transport and mobility
  • Economic mutations


The research policy of CentraleSupélec and the research laboratories is focused on adopting an interdisciplinary approach with the aim of encouraging synergies between laboratories, while maintaining a continuum between upstream research and research in association with industries and services. CentraleSupélec provides its doctoral students with both a high-level scientific education and a guarantee of professional insertion through its strong ties with companies.