European Ph. D: report by Prof. Gisèle
Van de Vyver
The delivery of a European label attached to the national PhD appears to be a suitable vehicle to promote student mobility by formally recognising their adaptability to a new working environment.
Attribution - Criteria
l. Candidates must fulfil the requirements to obtain the PhD in the university they are registered.
2. Before the award of the European PhD, the host university has to send to the board of examiners, a written assessment of the period of study.
3. The national board of examiners must include one or more foreign experts.
4. The European label has to be delivered by the mother university, simultaneously with the PhD degree.
EUROBIO proposes to set up a network of interested universities which have to agree with the basic attribution criteria already outlined. EUROBIO has to investigate the different ways capable of providing funds to support student mobility: e.g. Socrates, Some Research Programme (Biomed, Biostat) and also national fellowships.
Very soon, you will receive the present report and an application form through which you could express your desire to participate in a network allowing your students to attach the label "European" to their national PhD. This is of course a first step, a further step would be to define an European PhD. But that is another stage.