Berlin University Alliance and University of Melbourne offer joint doctoral degrees

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A new agreement is opening up PhD opportunities in Berlin and Melbourne.

Graduate researchers will have more international research opportunities, thanks to a new agreement between the Berlin University Alliance (BUA) and the University of Melbourne. The agreement makes it possible for graduate researchers to conduct a joint PhD with supervisors at a BUA institution and at the University of Melbourne. They will spend at least a year of their candidature at each location. They will grow their international networks and develop a global perspective. And when they graduate, they will receive two testamurs – one from each institution.

The BUA is a network of four institutions in Berlin, Germany. They are Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. With this agreement, the University now has 12 research partners in Germany offering international joint PhD opportunities.

The BUA and the University have been partners since the BUA was established in 2018. Through the BUA – University of Melbourne Seed Fund, they have supported 17 research projects. The projects cover topics ranging from cognitive training to urban biodiversity. The joint PhD agreement will strengthen these projects by enabling the joint training of graduate researchers.

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