Research and Doctoral Studies

The Catholic University of Paris' research centers and teams: dedicated to promoting research and providing expert training for doctoral students.

The Catholic University of Paris has major research centers and teams in disciplines as varied as philosophy, theology, canon law, humanities, economic and social sciences and educational sciences. The Research and Doctoral Studies Service’s vocation is to promote research and provide high level training for doctoral students.

The Catholic University of Paris “Religion, Culture and Society” Doctoral School caters to 234 doctoral students under the guidance of 47 supervisors.

The Catholic University of Paris “Religion, Culture and Society” Doctoral School is a training site used by doctoral students throughout their course, leading up to their viva. It brings together complementary disciplinary, methodological and theoretical fields, following in the tradition of Western universities founded on the basis of a dialogue between the Christian faith and reason. It forms a coherent whole, which is original within Paris, with the various components aiming to think about the question of mankind in the world and in society, from the perspective of a declared interest in the religious, ethical, ecumenical and inter-religious dimensions, as they have been constructed within Christianity.

This scientific and educational grouping around these specific areas of research creates significant visibility and attractiveness for the school in international terms. The Catholic University of Paris has profited from its membership of the International Federation of Catholic Universities in order to develop numerous national and international agreements on joint PhD supervision, which the doctoral school has now inherited.

Information Resources

The library holdings presented here are a treasure trove for doctoral students and professors focusing on research topics examined at the Catholic University of Paris Doctoral School : Religion, Culture, and Society. All the libraries are open to doctoral students.

For more information :

Catalogue and information portal - all libraries (in French)
List and links to partner libraries
Catholic University of Paris Archives page