The CERNA hosts the PhD programme in Economics of PSL University. This programme is co-affiliated to University Paris Dauphine and MINES ParisTech.
CERNA considers that PhD programmes are very important. The centre organises a seminar programme specifically for PhD students and ensures that PhD students are actively involved in the research centre’s life. During the thesis, ParisTech offers PhD students a large range of optional courses and training sessions to improve their skills and prepare their entry on the job market.
PhD students have varied backgrounds. Some were graduates from Engineering Schools, others from French or foreign universities. The topics that they are working on include industrial economics, innovation economics, energy economics, environmental economics. One common feature is that they tackle questions that are directly relevant to companies and public administrations. Former PhD students find jobs in academia, administrations, banks, consulting groups and international organisations.