The "TP2: Cooperation between Swiss universities of applied sciences and arts / Swiss universities of teacher education (UASA/UTE) and Swiss universities" programme is the successor to the homonym programme 2017–2020 and supports cooperative projects in the field of doctoral studies between Swiss universities on the one hand and Swiss UASAs/UTEs on the other. The funded cooperative projects are established and implemented jointly by the partner UASAs/UTEs and universities. Each of them contributes its specific specialist skills and all of them jointly ensure the quality of the doctoral studies offered. The responsible persons at the various types of higher education institutions join together in providing this supervision. The doctoral degrees are issued by the Swiss universities.
The primary emphasis is on the following goals:
- Promoting joint research between the different types of higher education institutions;
- Involving UASAs and UTEs in the qualification of their young talents and developing the range of possibilities for doctoral students with a UATAs of UTEs profile;
- Highlighting the possibility for UASAs and UTEs graduates to pursue third cycle careers;
- Strengthening international competitiveness of Swiss higher education institutions and enabling them to attract young talents.
The sub-project is part of a reflection on the needs of UASAs and UTEs in terms of training the next generation of young talents and on the means of meeting these needs in the long term.