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.