About the ANRT


Created in 1971 by the French Department of Education, The National Centre for the Reproduction of PhD Theses reproduces all authorized French university PhD theses on different material (in paper, microfilm and electronic format). – Our institution also ensures the distribution through different networks - public and professional – at national and international level.


On January 1st 2011 both sites of Grenoble and Lille were brought together on one location: the University of Lille 3 in Villeneuve d’Ascq (near Lille). This is a new building dedicated to the distribution of theses and the spreading of knowledge throughout the country and beyond.
Our database holds more than 200,000 theses references available in two catalogues:


  • The PhD Theses Full Catalogue holds all the theses referenced since the very beginning of our archiving and distribution process – all the theses are available on microfiche.
    On request from public organisations and institutions, copies of the dissertations can be printed for on-site use only.

  • The Print on Demand PhD Theses catalogueholds more than 7000 doctoral dissertation references – dissertations that can be purchased in paperback edition through on-line secured payment.

We also offer various services related to printing, scanning, digitizing, reprint and preservation microfilming (see Our Detailed Services).


A dedicated communication and development unit is at your disposal for requests and information. (see Contact us)


The National Center for reproduction of PhD Theses: a dynamic institution dedicated to the dissemination of University research works.


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