Research activities focusing on industrial and social needs
A top scientific level
Our research is recognised at an academic level not only for the quality of its publications and communications but also for the very rich partnerships with numerous national and international research institutions. Our teaching programs implying a research approach and the tutoring of our PhD students are also particularly well appreciated.
Traditional close ties with Industry
In cooperation with our Armines shared centre, contractual research institution, Mines Douai has a long tradition in cooperating with the industrial world, either with large groups (such as Arcelor, Valeo, Alstom, EDF, Volkswagen, Renault, Atofina, Saint-Gobain Vetrotex…) or with regional or national SME, as well as with public institutions such as the French Ministry of Environment (air quality monitoring) or the French Ministry of Industry (computer science).
A high potential
237 staff members (permanent staff, post doctorate, and PhD students) take part in the research activities and in the technology transfer of the school. Among them 69 doctors, including 29 senior Professors, tutoring the research subjects of about 9 post doctorate and 79 PhD students.
« Institut Carnot » and « Competitiveness Clusters »
In March 2006, Mines Douai got the label “Institut Carnot” within the M.I.N.E.S. Network (Innovative Methods for Industry and Society) gathering the Research Center Armines and the 6 Ecoles des Mines. This label, which has been delivered only to 33 Institutions in France, highlights Institutions carrying out research activities in partnership with companies. The research activity at Ecole des Mines de Douai is also recognized through its laboratories involved in 5 national competitiveness clusters (gathering Teaching Institutions, Companies and Research Units on innovative projects).
In 2012, the research activities generated 212 publications and communications and 29 PhD thesis. The contractual turnover regarding the research and technology transfer registered in 2012 reached 7,5 Meuros, including 6 Meuros in research.