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Internationalisation

Most universities offer international doctoral training, i.e. attracting students from different countries, offering supervision and training in English, and making research and teaching resources available in English as well. In this section, you can find procedures and practices regarding the requirements of the internationalization for PhD candidates and staff, and its implications for the curriculum and the organisation of doctoral training.

Interdisciplinary

In doctoral and graduate schools for the social sciences and humanities a wide array of disciplines and methods come together, raising the question how such interdisciplinarity can be nurtured and in which way it can be made a successful element of PhD research and training. The schools in Graduate Spirit have developed different approaches to this question, with specific solutions for PhD training, particular requirements for supervising staff, suggestions for the curriculum and helpful modes of organisation.

Intersectorality

Increasingly, students with doctoral degrees find jobs outside of the university. The schools in Graduate Spirit have all recognized the repercussions of this development and have developed new ways to offer an orientation to sectors other than the university in their work for PhD candidates, supervisors and staff. This intersectorality also leads to new elements in the curriculum and a structured relation of the organisation with outside stakeholders.

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