The Investment for the Future Programme 3 (PIA3) launched by the French Government in 2018, finances internationally recognised Graduate Schools in France, the so-called Ecoles Universitaires de Recherche (EUR).
A EUR offers its university the possibility to strengthen the impact and international attractiveness of its research and training in a specific scientific area. A EUR is meant to ensure a continuum between training and research (master's degree and doctorate).
The EUR have a structuring character for the French higher education and research system. They aim to
strongly link the training and research and professional insertion,
enhance the thematic strengths of institutions throughout France, and
contribute to the international influence and attractiveness of France by
mobilising an internationally recognised instrument (graduate schools),
building strategic international partnerships, and
attracting the best students.
Each EUR project has been selected by an international jury.
The EUR "EURIDOL - Graduate School of Pain" is one of 4 EURs based at the University of Strasbourg.
It is financed by the PIA3 for 10 years.