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Diversity Management _ Governance


									                                                                                                                                                                                                                         joint phD
Target Group                                                                                   Student Timeline                                                                                                         ProgrAMMes

                                                                                               June 30                        application Deadline (receiving date)

                                                                                               July 31                        Notification of Selection by Selection Committee

The programme is aimed at highly motivated international students with a
                                                                                               Summer                         admission process at the chosen home university

strong record of academic success.
                                                                                                                              (Exact date varies per chosen home university)
                                                                                                                              Final admission will be contingent on matriculation at the home institution
Graduates of master studies or equivalent from the fields of Law, Economics,

Social Sciences and Humanities can be admitted to the programme. Graduates
                                                                                               Autumn                         Students will start the programme at home university
from other fields of studies can be admitted only in case the completed programme is jud-
                                                                                                                              (Exact date varies per chosen home university)
ged to be suitable content-wise by the university for which the student applies. Regarding
the general criteria for admission the regulations of the home university apply.
                                                                                               For detailed information on the academic calendar and admission procedures of the individual universities,
                                                                                               please check the website at:                                                                                       & Governance
Graduates of this Joint phD programme may seek employment in a va-
riety of professional fields, including civil service of a national, regional or local
administration, diplomatic service, international organisation, research institutions and
international NGOs.                                                                                          Diversity Management & Governance
                                                                                                 #01         Contact           Coordinators:

                                                                                                             UNIvErSIty oF GrAz
                                                                                                             Univ.-prof. Dr. Joseph Marko
                                                                                                             Department of Austrian, European and Comparative Public Law, Political Science and Public Administration

                                                                                                             UNIvErSIty oF BoLoGNA
                                                                                                             prof. Stefano Bianchini
                                                                                                             Faculty of Political Science “Roberto Ruffilli”, Forli

                                                                                                             UNIvErSIty oF PrIMorSkA
                                                                                                             prof. Dr. Mitja zagar
                                                                                                             Faculty of Humanities

                                                                                                             NEw BULGArIAN UNIvErSIty
                                                                                                             assoc. prof. anna Krasteva
                                                                                                             Department of Political Science

                                                                                              joint phD
                                                                                             ProgrAMMes                                                                                                                              universities: Graz, University of Graz, Austria | BoloGna, Alma Mater
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Studiorum – University of Bologna, Italy | Koper, University of Primorska,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Slovenia | Sofia, New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria
 joint phD
                 01            Management                                                                         Outline of the Programme                                                                                         Application & admission
                               & Governance

                 About the Programme

                 The three-year English-taught Joint phD programme in Diversity Management                        Students are allocated ECTS credit points for the work done, which includes both self-                           Students interested in the programme apply to one of the consortium part-
                 and Governance offers specialized interdisciplinary and comparative academic trai-               study and contact hours.                                                                                         ners as their home university. A scientific coordination board will coordinate the
                 ning in the study of various forms of diversity, be it ethnic, cultural, linguistic, regional,   The Joint PhD Programme comprises 180 ECTS credits, which corresponds                                            selection. The final decision on the acceptance of an application is taken by the responsi-
                 religious, social or sexual, and its management. Conflict prevention and management              to a period of study of at least six semesters or three years. The students                                      ble coordinator in each partner university for the respective applications.
                 theories, reconstruction and reconciliation of divided societies after violent conflicts         have to spend at least two semesters (corresponding to the completion of 60 ECTS) at
                 and political tensions, integration policies and the establishment of good governance            the home university and at least two semesters (corresponding to the completion of 60                            Since the language of instruction in the PhD Programme is English, students whose first
                 throughout Europe are in focus in this Joint PhD Programme.                                      ECTS) in one of the partner universities.                                                                        language is not English must demonstrate a high level of competence in English through
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the provision of a language certificate. This certificate is not necessary for students who
                 In the course of their studies, students will not only deepen their knowledge                                                                                                                                     graduated from a study where English was used as a medium of instruction.
                                                                                                                   Compulsory Subjects
                 about theories and abstract concepts but will also be trained in the develop-                     Students have to participate in an adequate number of research seminars laid down in the curriculum
                                                                                                                   totalling to 18 ECtS. Every University offers at least two seminars per year (for details on the seminars
                 ment and management of projects. Further, they will be prepared – by de-                          please visit the programme webpage)
                 veloping their independent, critical and reflexive thinking – to provide con-
                 sultancy to public and private actors and to formulate recommendations for                        restricted electives
                                                                                                                   Students can choose courses from the subjects listed in the curriculum that represent a
                 improving public policies in different areas which might contribute to inte-                      reasonable integration to the compulsory subjects totalling to 42 ECtS
                 gration and a successful management of diversity.
                                                                                                                   PhD Thesis & Defence

                 The universities in the consortium work together with the aim to promote the mobility
                 of PhD students in the context of a well structured and rich programme of study. The
                 Programme provides an intercultural experience, and increases – through the ideal mix
                 of theory and practice – the international employability of graduates.

                 Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be awarded a                          obligatory semesters abroad
                 jointly conferred phD degree automatically recognized in the countries of                                                                                                                                         Main selection criteria
                 all consortium partners.
                                                                                                                  The mobility semesters can be spent at any of the partner institutions. For
                                                                                                                  specific research purposes, the students can also choose to stay for one semester at a                           • General academic excellence
                                                                                                                  University which does not belong to the consortium.                                                              • The research project submitted with the application
                 Partner Universities                                                                                                                                                                                              • High level competence in english
                                                                                                                  Places are allocated according to available resources, taking into account students
                                                                                                                  preferences indicated in the course of the application process.
                 • Karl-franzens-Universität Graz, Austria
                 • alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna, Italy
                 • University of primorska, Koper, Slovenia
                 • New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               For application requirements and the application from, please visit the programme website:

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