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TP3: Cooperation between Swiss UASAs/UTEs and foreign universities

Contents: Supporting cooperative projects at doctoral level between UASAs/UTEs and foreign higher education institutions

Target group: The programme addresses UASAs and UTEs in cooperation with foreign higher education institutions

Duration: project contributions 2021–2024

Call for tenders: Higher education institutions were invited to submit applications at the beginning of the period. No additionnal call for proposals will be launched.

The sub-project "TP3: Cooperation between Swiss universities of applied sciences (UASA) / Swiss universities of teacher education (UTE) and foreign higher education institutions at doctorate level" is the successor to the homonym programme 2017–2020 and promotes joint research projects in the field of doctoral studies, between UASA and UTE on the one hand, and foreign higher education institutions on the other. Support is given to cooperations in fields and disciplines that are not represented at Swiss universities. The doctoral degrees are issued by the foreign partner higher education institution.

The primary emphasis is on the following goals:

  • Involving UASAs and UTEs in the qualification of their young talents in fields and disciplines that are not represented at Swiss universities;
  • 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.

The governance of the sub-project is ensured by a steering committee:

Members of the steering committee TP3

  • Thomas D. Meier, Rector Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHdK, President of the Steering Committee
  • Jürg Kessler, Rector Fachhochschule Graubünden FHGR
  • Isabelle Mili, Director Institut universitaire de formation des enseignants de l'Université de Genève
  • Christine Pirinoli, Vice-Rector Research and Innovation, Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse occidentale HES-SO

The following cooperation projects have been accepted:

First Call for proposals (2020)

  • Binational Doctoral Program in Subject-Specific Education for the School Subject Science and Social Studies «Fachdidaktik Natur, Mensch, Gesellschaft»

    Participating higher education institutions: PH Luzern, PH Heidelberg

  • MAKE/SENSE - International Graduate School of Art and Design

    Participating higher education institutions: FHNW, Kunstuniversität Linz, Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften

  • Transdisciplinary Artistic PhD-Program

    Participating higher education institutions: ZHdK, Kunstuniversität Linz

  • Arts-Based PhD Program in Performing Arts, Music and Film

    Participating higher education institutions: ZHdK, University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, Stockholm University of the Arts

  • PhD Fachdidaktik Art & Design

    Participating higher education institutions: ZHdK, PH Zürich, Academy of Fine Art, Design and Architecture Stuttgart, PH Freiburg

Second Call for proposals (2021)

  • ArtSearCH - Doctorate of Arts

    Participating higher education institutions: HES-SO, PSL Paris Sciences & Lettres - SACRe

  • The Swiss - Irish joint doctoral programme in Health Sciences

    Participating higher education institutions: HES-SO, SUPSI, University College Dublin

  • Eco-Social Innovation by Design

    Participating higher education institutions: HSLU, The National Institute of Design Ahmedabad India