One of the main objectives of the University's internationalization process is the creation and consolidation of a network with prestigious universities in order to offer PhD students opportunities for research and professional growth at an international level.
IULM and the Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos signed a framework agreement in May 2019 with the intent to encourage teachers and PhD students to exchange periods at their respective universities to share their experiences in teaching, research and teaching in order to develop possible joint projects.
Phd in Visual and Media Studies has started a collaboration with the Claire Trevor School of Arts, University of California Irvine, regarding the opportunity to exchange students and teachers. Iulm PhD students will be involved in projects developed within the Trevor School of Arts art galleries, in the design of the new museum and in research activities to be developed within the Department of Media and Design.
Research period abroad
Doctoral students can carry out training and research abroad, at universities or research institutes, for a period of up to 18 months.
For stays abroad of more than 21 consecutive days, the amount of the scholarship is increased by 50%.
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Co-tutela di tesi (Joint Phd program)
The co-tutela (joint Phd program) involves collaboration between two universities in different countries in order to build a training path for PhD students enrolled at one of the two partner sites.
The PhD student in co-tutela does the thesis at both sites for alternate periods, under the supervision of two tutors. The training course ends with a single final examination after which the title of PhD (dual or joint), recognized in both countries, is awarded.
Co-tutela di tesi (Joint Phd program):
- a framework agreement between the universities
- a specific agreement for each doctoral candidate who undertakes this course.
The Rectors' Conference of Italian Universities has signed framework agreements for co-tutela di tesi (joint phd program) with France, Germany, Spain and Switzerland. However, it also be activated with other countries subject to the establishment of a framework agreement between the universities.
The financing of doctoral fellowships
Companies can collaborate with IULM University to activate doctoral programmes.
The possibility of contributing to the definition of the research and study plan, which can also be partly developed within the company, represents for the company the opportunity to make use of highly qualified resources able to bring and immediately implement both strategic and methodological knowledge.
The interested company defines the doctoral research programme with the University and formalises the funding by agreement.