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.
Since 2019, a bilateral agreement has been in place to encourage the exchange of doctoral students engaged in research in the field of Italian Studies, the collaboration aims to:
- Supporting academic excellence in research and teaching related to Italian Studies
- To promote the growth and academic career of the respective PhD students through the construction of valuable international experiences
- Enhance and promote the field of Italian Studies among American students
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.
The financing of doctoral fellowships
Companies can collaborate with IULM University to activate doctoral programmes.
The possibility of contributing to the definition of the training course, which can also be partly developed in 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 company concerned defines the doctoral research programme with the University and formalises the funding by agreement.
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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The thesis co-tutorage involves the 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-tutorage 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.
The co-tutorage is based on:
- 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 thesis co-tutorage with France, Germany, Spain and Switzerland. However, thesis co-tutorage can also be activated with other countries subject to the establishment of a framework agreement between the universities.