Joint and double degrees for PhD students
There are several different definitions of joint degrees, and national regulations can sometimes limit opportunities for this kind of collaboration. In many cases it is therefore much easier to collaborate within the framework of a double degree. With the help of the university's Legal Services and Record Management section, the Faculty of Medicine has developed a standardised agreement template for double PhDs.
Criteria to keep in mind
Before you admit a double PhD student, please observe the following:
- Are there different strengths within the collaboration that make it advantageous for a PhD student to be shared between two institutions?
- What does the collaboration look like both in the long term and the short term?
- Synergies - how does the institution view potential synergies that may arise through the shared PhD student? Are there reciprical intrests between the insitutions/research groups?
- Demarcation - should be strategic for research (determined by the supervisor). Avoid requests from individual students. The collaboration should be between two parties and not student-led.
General principles for double degrees at the Faculty of Medicine
For more information about double PhDs, or to receive a copy of the agreement template, please contact:
Head of Research Administration