EUA Council for Doctoral Education

EUA-CDE Thematic Peer Group on “Co-tutelles and Joint Doctorates”

20 December 2021

In 2021, the EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) organised a Thematic Peer Group on co-tutelles and joint doctorates. The EUA-CDE established this group to address a topic of growing interest among European universities and to discuss the different approaches these institutions have taken to co-tutelles. The group, composed of representatives from 23 universities in 15 countries, explored why universities engage in the challenging process of facilitating exchange and mobility of doctoral candidates through co-tutelle arrangements and the practical issues involved. At the same time, the group aimed to share good practices that could be transferable to other contexts.

A resulting report with key reflections and recommendations on the successful implementation of co-tutelles in European universities will be published in spring 2022. For updates, please contact