The University is committed to ensuring that academic research and learning are not separate.Therefore, Rouen has created  doctoral schools which support junior researchers with research training and continuous faculty support.

Within the University, there are almost 2,300 doctoral students, of which about 1,350 in health and pharmacy, 420 in social sciences, arts and humanities, 370 in science and technology, 80 in law, and 40 in economics and management.