Training by and for research

Oniris develops training by and for research throughout the veterinary and engineer degree programmes from arrival in Oniris to the doctoral level.

 This strategy has two successive levels:

     * The "Research Passport", the first level of training required,
     * "Masters" and "doctorate" training, the second optional level.

The "Research Passport", the first level of training required

Oniris is innovating creating the concept of "Research passport". this recoginized, at the end of studies, the skills acquired through actions spread throughout the curriculum.

The "Research passport" aims to offer a compulsary "by and for research" for each student. Now part o the curriculum, it becomes one of the added values of Oniris degrees on the job market for veterinarians and engineers.

With Research conferences cycle, scientific events, TP and TD, this system aims to introduce students to the national and international institutional research (actors, funding, evaluation), the different stages of scientific inquiry and methodology to address them in various thematic areas.

Cliquez sur l'image pour visualiser le passeport


Click on the image to see the passport



All these actions are translated and validated in the "Passport search", stating the route taken by students. It is mandatory and validated end of the course as UV. It is a "Diploma Supplement"


Second optional level: Masters and Doctorates


One possibility for further training, in addition to the research training and corresponding to a full year of master 2, particularly in the Masters Courses jointly accredited in Oniris, wich substitutes for:

  • the four year for veterinary students,
  • the third year for engineering students.

Access the list of masters jointly accredited

Doctoral studies

Increased training of veterinary and engineers students to research, involves one more level with a second aim: to motivate an increasing number of students to undertake a doctoral program.

The goal of tripling the number of engineering and veterinary students studying in PhD for 5 years, thus increasing significantly the number of graduates for careers related to the pulic or private research, relies on the acquisition, by Oniris, of a joint accreditation to issue the doctorate.

Being an Institution of PRES LUNAM (University of Nantes-Angers-Le Mans), Oniris is co-accredited to issue the doctorate in three graduate school since 2008:

  • Biology and Health Graduate School (ED 502)

  • VENAM Graduate School (ED 498)

  • SPIGA Graduate School (ED 495)

Oniris is also co-associated with the DEGEST Graduate School (ED 501).

Having an increasing managerial capacity, Oniris continues strengthening its involvement in a doctoral program that allows the training of scientists in the themes carried by its research departments.

With its joint research groups and labeled units, with more than 130 scientific straff (including 60 qualified to supervise research), Oniris hosts more than 75 doctoral students. Actively participating in specialized training offered by the different graduate schools, Oniris contributes to the training of scientists in the fields of biomedical research, the health of livestock, safety and food quality, human nutrition, food processing and environment.

Access to sites of graduate school


An example of courses composed of several stages