GREEN : University Research School

Photo Credit: UPPA Tech / Alexis Chézière
Photo Credit: UPPA Tech / Alexis Chézière

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Graduate School for Energy and Environmental Innovation (GREEN)PhD-Track Program in Pau or Anglet

University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour’s Graduate Research School for Energy and Environmental Innovation (GREEN) opened in 2022. This PhD-track 5-year program of excellence aims to train tomorrow’s researchers in energy and the environment, so that they may propose innovative solutions.

Like other graduate research schools created in France since 2017, GREEN implements five-year programs of excellence combining a Master's degree and a PhD, in Pau or in Anglet.

The Honors students selected for GREEN Masters are all granted an annual stipend of 5,000 euros, allowing them to focus on their studies.

Classes are taught in English.

The objectives of University of Pau’s Research Graduate School

  • Providing research with highly qualified doctoral students and strengthening the university’s international attractiveness,
  • Consolidating partnerships with companies through internships, doctoral theses, and involving businesses in training and in defining the curricula,
  • Strengthening the master-doctorate research-innovation level of two of the colleges created within the framework of the I-SITE excellence label: STEE (Sciences and Technologies for Energy and the Environment) and SSH (Social Sciences and Humanities).

PhD-track Graduate Programs based on University of Pau’s strengths

The GREEN Research Graduate School houses PhD-track Graduate Programs focused on emerging or high-potential areas of research at UPPA (in Science and in Social Sciences & Humanities).

They rely on seven fundamental principles:

  • Training in 5 years based on the skills of the university’s research centers,
  • Guaranteeing professional integration at the end of the master's or doctorate,
  • Going beyond the traditional disciplinary approaches,
  • Developping a broad scientific culture on energy and environmental issues,
  • Training through research from the Master's level onwards and guiding high-potential students towards a PhD,
  • Cultivating multidisciplinary approaches,
  • Promoting international experience.

It supports the 5 missions identified by UPPA that are directly linked to major societal issues:

  • Organising energy subsidiarity on a regional scale,
  • Reconciling development, environmental safety and protection of biodiversity,
  • Representing and building the territories of tomorrow,
  • Adapting coastal, forest and mountain ecosystems to make them more resilient,
  • Questioning borders and taking up the challenge of differences.


GREEN Graduate School Co-directors

  • Guillaume Galliero (guillaume.galliero @
  • Patrice Cassagnard (patrice.cassagnard @

GREEN Graduate School Coordinator

  • Jérémie Reynaud (jeremie.reynaud @


This program is supported by the French National Research Agency as part of the Investments Program #3 / France 2030 (ANR-21-SFRI-0003)