Thursday, October 16th, 2014

EuroTech Universities launch joint database of PhD courses

On 1 October, the EuroTech Universities launched a joint PhD course database to facilitate research collaboration between students at the four EuroTech universities.

The joint database currently contains 170 courses – both technical and non-technical – which are open and free to all doctoral candidates registered at one of the four partner universities.

Senior Vice President and Dean at DTU, Martin Bendsøe, is confident that the joint database will promote further collaboration and interdisciplinary research among PhD students at the four EuroTech Universities.

“There is no doubt that this type of collaboration – across borders and across research disciplines – is vital for scientists in addressing the grand societal challenges,” Professor Bendsøe says.

Between them, the EuroTech Universities have more than 9,000 registered PhD candidates, who will be encouraged to participate in this larger pool of courses. The joint database will result in a more rational use of resources and also aims to promote deeper research collaboration between the EuroTech Universities. It also represents an important achievement in the Alliance’s commitments to the European Research Area.