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Theses at IRSN

At IRSN, training through research is viewed as a transfer of knowledge and skills where IRSN does its utmost to ensure that doctoral students produce theses which will give them the best possible start to their future career. It also provides the opportunity to create strong links with university research, and this is a key element in maintaining the quality of the Institute’s research activities. The following pages offer a presentation of past, present, and future theses.

Thesis proposals


Recruitment for PhD proposals at the IRSN laboratories for the 2017 academic year is complete !

See you at the end of the year for the 2018 PhD proposals.


Theses in progress


There are permanently about 90 PhD students in IRSN's laboratories.



Theses vivas

Vincent Perron will defend his thesis Empirical evaluation of site effects : development of a methodology adapted to low seismicity zones on 15th September 2017 in St-Martin-d'Hère (France)

Lucie Fournier will defend her thesis Health effects of chronic exposure to low-dose exposure to ionizing radiations: contribution to the assessment of the risk of radiation induced cancers in a French cohort of nuclear workers on 22nd September 2017 in Fontenay-aux-Roses (France).

 Last and upcoming theses vivas

Past theses

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In practice

Theses days

Who to contact

For questions about theses or post-doctoral research topics for the current year, you should contact the appropriate research laboratory directly.

For any other information, please contact:
Gauzelin Barbier, coordonator of the training-through-research programme


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