A "CIFRE" in French is another type of doctorate where the French government helps to fund a company to hire a doctorand.
There are several differences between a CIFRE and a "doctorat" in France, or PhD, as far as I know, the main are more are less those following:
- You are hired within both a company and a laboratory for a CIFRE instead of only a single laboratory for a "doctorat"
- You are generally better paid with a CIFRE, slightly more than a "doctorat" but still less than a regular position within a company as an engineer for instance
- You are suppose to do more theoretical and less applied work for a "doctorat", CIFRE aiming to apply your researches for the company that hires you. Also meaning you'll probably publish less while doing a CIFRE.
- You have to teach within universities or Engineering/Business schools for a "doctorat" while it's not mandatory for a CIFRE
Here I'm not focusing on doctors of medicine at all (a French distinction exists).
I was wondering if this kind of huge distinction exists in UK or US and if not, in any other country.