European Joint Doctorate

ExSIDE, as European Joint Doctorate (EJD), is an integrative part of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) in Horizon 2020. These actions aim to support the career development and training of researchers – with a focus on innovation skills – in all scientific disciplines through international and intersectoral mobility.

The European Joint Doctorate has the objective of promoting international, intersectoral and multi/inter-disciplinary collaboration in doctoral-level training in Europe through the creation of joint doctoral programs, leading to the delivery of joint, double or multiple doctoral degrees.

Doctoral fellows In ExSIDE are jointly supervised and a joint governance structure with joint admission, selection, supervision, monitoring and assessment procedures of all ExSIDE universities forms the basis of the three year doctoral training. All ExSIDE doctoral fellows will receive joint or double degrees from two leading European universities upon graduation.

Long research stays at both degree granting universities as well as at other partner institutions are an integrative part of the program. These measures contribute in overcoming national, sectoral and inter-disciplinary boundaries.