Université Paris-Est issues Habilitation à diriger les recherches – HDR (Accreditation to Supervise Research) qualifications for all of its member and associate institutions.
"The Habilitation à diriger les recherches (HDR) acknowledges the candidate's high level of scientific knowledge, the originality of their approach in a field of science, their aptitude to master a research strategy in a sufficiently broad scientific or technological field, and their ability to supervise young researchers. In particular it allows them to apply for university professor positions." (amended order of 23 November 1988).
This qualification is also required in order to apply for research supervisor positions.
Here you will find all the information about the procedure to follow and the documents to complete for the registration and thesis defence, along with upcoming thesis defence announcements.