Doctoral Education

T.I.M.E. 56 members have a tradition of double degree exchanges at the master level.  Doctoral level is also a strategic aspect for T.I.M.E. now.

Our Aim

  • Understand the challenges and expectations from the different institutions
  • Define the priorities and work that could be led by the Task Force (TF) Doctoral Education
  • Give a boost to international doctoral education within the T.I.M.E. Network.
  • Facilitate joint/double Ph.D. agreements between universities so to increase research collaborations at the international level


Our issue

  • Give a boost to international doctoral education within the T.I.M.E. Network.
  • Facilitate joint/double PhD agreements between universities and thus increase research collaboration at the international level.

Task Force interests              

  • to give an insight of the organization of doctoral education
  • to give an updated mapping of Ph.D. education requirements in T.I.M.E. Members

Dimensions covered

  • Policy
  • Regulations:
    • Application and Admission
    • Intellectual Property rights: issue of different national regulations for IPR and non-disclosure.
    • Rules for the employment of candidates


The task Force Doctoral Education is now conducting its Global Survey on Doctoral Education and invites all T.I.M.E. Members to complete a questionnaire allowing the T.I.M.E. Association to collect the most relevant data  at the international level and share with its members a clear and accurate picture of the global doctoral education landscape today.This survey is open to all T.I.M.E. higher education institutions that offer doctoral education. Please note that your answer should reflect your institution’s perspective on doctoral education. For this reason, only one response per institution will be considered.

The survey can be accessed here.

Open Positions


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