A co-tutelle programme allows a doctoral student to get a joint or double doctoral degree within the framework of an agreement between the two participating institutions.
Each “cotutelle-de-thèse” is carried out through the cooperative supervision of two professors, one from the University of Trento and one from the partner university. The student must fulfil the respective requirements for a doctorate at both universities.
The "cotutelle dissertation" is defended in a single disputation carried out in one of the two countries’ official languages and formally recognized by both countries. In addition, the doctoral candidate must provide an oral summary in the official language of the other country.
At the moment cooperation agreements, on the basis of which ad personam agreements are drawn up for co-tutelle programme, are in force with:
Anyway, the University could develop and carry off a co-tutelle procedure with Universities not belonging to the above mentioned Countries.
Up to now the University of Trento has drawn up different agreements of co-tutelle with the University Charles de Gaulle of Lille III, the University of Paris-Sorbonne, l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, l’Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (in France), the Politechnica University of Bucarest, the Leopold Franzens University of Innsbruck and the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Farnkfurt.
Recently other conventions have been signed with the University of Ginevra, the Iceland University and with some non European Universities such as the University of Colorado, the Atlanta Georgia Institute of Technology and the Institute of Psychology Chinese Academy of Sciences in Běijīng.
Doctoral students enrolled in the first or second year.
Benefits for the students taking part in a co-tutelle programme:
Doctoral students getting a scholarship could ask for an increase during theirs staying abroad.
The Ministry for university and research and other institutions have planned different actions as concerns the mobility towards France, Germany and Spain (see box “more”).
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