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SPIN – Doctoral School of Engineering and Digital Sciences


The Doctoral School for Engineering and Numerical Sciences [ED 648] is a multi-disciplinary doctoral school that organizes the training and research of around 300 doctoral students at two engineering schools, IMT Atlantique and ENSTA Bretagne.

Through the SPIN doctoral school, IMT Atlantique and ENSTA Bretagne aim to train doctoral students for future socio-economic challenges, with a project focused on interdisciplinarity, international development, innovation and entrepreneurship.


The main fields are:

  • Mathematics and Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies
  • Physics and Engineering Sciences
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

Key figures

  • 300 doctoral students
  • 120 research professors authorized to direct research
  • around 80 theses awarded each year
  • 2 co-accredited institutions
  • 4 campuses in 3 cities: ENSTA Bretagne (Brest), IMT Atlantique (Brest, Nantes and Rennes)
  • 8 affiliated laboratories

More Information

Find out more on the SPIN doctoral school website.