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Providing a Common Structure

DRS formulates comprehensive standards for its member programs and sets quantitative and qualitative benchmarks. As a pre-requisite for admission, programs have to guarantee:

  • Curricula structures consisting of research complemented and supported by training
  • Transparent and competitive selection procedures for its candidates
  • Planning reliability concerning the duration of the doctoral project (3 years)
  • Supervision by a team of at least two professors
  • Conclusion of a supervision agreement stipulating mutual responsibility
  • Regular assessments of the candidates’ research progress