EDGE doctoral school

The Doctoral School of Economics and Management Sciences (EDGE) brings together the research community in economics and management sciences in Brittany.
Each year, it trains and supports about a hundred doctoral students enrolled in the co-accredited institutions in conjunction with the Collège Doctoral de Bretagne and the research laboratories.

Roles of the doctoral school

The doctoral school is in charge of :

  • defining and organizing the range of disciplinary training courses
  • recruiting doctoral students
  • allocating the funding entrusted to it
  • ensuring the quality of the supervision of its doctoral students
  • ensuring the follow-up of doctoral students
  • organizing scientific and intellectual exchanges between doctoral students
  • promoting and following the professional integration of its doctoral students

Key figures

  • 6 co-accredited institutions
  • 6 research units
  • 84 HDR holders (qualified to direct research)
  • 100 PhD students
  • 20 theses defended on average each year


Institutions involved in the EDGE doctoral school

The institutions accredited by the doctoral school welcome doctoral students in their institution and can deliver the doctoral degree.

Partner institutions host doctoral students at their institution but cannot issue the doctoral degree. The doctoral student can be attached to an associated institution but must be registered in an accredited institution that will issue the doctorate.  

EDGE - Rennes (Direction)

Director : Eric MALIN (Université de Rennes)

Assistant - director : Aude RIDIER (Institut Agro)

  • Co-accredited institutions
    • Université de Rennes
    • Université de Rennes 2
    • Institut Agro
  • Co-accredited institution (joint diploma)
    • EHESP
  • Partner institution
    • ENS Rennes
    • ENSAI
EDGE - Vannes-Lorient

Assistant - director : Christine PETR (UBS)

  • Co-accredited institution
    • Université Bretagne Sud
EDGE - Brest

Assistant - director : Lionel HONORE (UBO)

  • Co-accredited institution
    • Université Bretagne Occidentale

Roles of the Collège doctoral de Bretagne

The role of the Collège doctoral de Bretagne is  :

  • to propose a transversal training offer
  • to provide administrative support to doctoral schools
  • organizing inter-doctoral school events on site