From École des Ponts ParisTech to Paris-East University

The School awarded PhDs from 1978 to 2010, totalling around 1000 PhD awards.
900 published theses are referenced in the library catalog They are free to access, can be borrowed by registered readers, and lent between libraries.

Since 2008, PhD candidates in the School’s laboratories have registered with the Doctoral schools of Université Paris-Est, a research and higher education cluster of which the School is a founding member. The legal copyright for their theses is registered electronically for permanent archiving.

From paper to electronics

The documentary departments of École des Ponts ParisTech, UPEMLV, and UPEC are responsible for collecting, referencing, and copyrighting the theses produced in laboratories belonging to the Comue UPE (Paris-Est University and Institution Community) Doctoral Schools.

If a thesis is not confidential, and if the author has given their approval for online publication, the thesis will be available on the following sites: TEL, HAL (including HAL - ENPC), and possibly Pastel (if the author is affiliated with École des Ponts ParisTech). It will also be shown in the  SUDOC (University Documentation System catalogue) and on the Dart-Europe European thesis registration site (partnership between European higher education institutions).

Campaign of digitization and online publication of theses dating back to 1978

Do you have a PhD from École des Ponts ParisTech? Is your thesis not available online? Tell us how you would like your thesis to be published in HAL/TEL by sending this form to



Frédérique Bordignon, UPE thesis coordinator
+33 (0)1 64 15 34 62