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A joint PhD in I’M Reseach Consortium is a doctoral degree awarded by one institution but share the responsibilities of supervising, coordination and examining a researcher’s work towards a PhD degree by two (or more) different institutions within I’M Reseach Consortium.
It is made possible through a contract of cooperation between the doctoral researcher, the PhD supervisors (one at each institution) and the respective institutions of higher education.
Joint PhD contracts:
- can be established from the start of the PhD degree
- can also become a joint PhD during the course of research
- can even be drawn up close to the PhD defence, as long as the minimum conditions set out by I’M Reseach Consortium
Students from members of I’M Reseach Consortium, can start up the procedure for a Joint PhD degree.