Co-tutelle agreements allow Doctoral students to achieve a double or joint degree as a Research Doctor, by the preparation of a Doctoral thesis both at the University of Trento and at a partner university. The Doctoral thesis will be discussed at only one university and will be elaborated with the advice of two thesis supervisors.
So far, co-tutelle agreements have been made with the Polytechnic University of Bucarest (Romania; see the Download box).
How to start:
A doctoral co-tutelle is based on a preliminary, intergovernmental or bilateral output agreement between two universities.
At the moment, general output agreements for thesis co-supervising are held with:
Within the framework of the official agreements mentioned above, “ad personam” agreements are made for each Doctoral student between the Rectors of the universities involved.
It is also possible to arrange for co-supervision of a thesis with a university not mentioned above. In this case, an "ad personam" agreement is signed between the Rectors of the two partner universities.
The agreement must include:
- the title or the subject of the thesis;
- the names of the two supervisors (one for each partner)
- the duration of the research period to be spent at the partner university
- the appointment of the Final Examination committee