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TP3: Cooperation between Swiss UASA/UTE and foreign universities

Contents: Supporting cooperative projects in the field of doctoral courses between UASA/UTE and foreign higher education institutions

Target group: The programme adresses UASA and UTE in cooperation with foreign higher education institutions

Duration: project contributions 2017–2020

Call for tenders: It is no longer possible to hand in applications. swissuniversities is actually preparing a follow-up programme for the period 2021-24.

The sub-project «TP3: Cooperation between Swiss universities of applied sciences (UASA) / Swiss universities of teacher education (UTE) and foreign higher education institutions in the field of doctorates» 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 cooperative projects in fields and disciplines that are not represented at Swiss universities. The doctoral degrees are issued by the foreign partner higher education institution.

The following cooperation projects have been accepted:


Accepted projects


Doctoral Programme in Facility Management

  • IFM Institute of Facility Management
  • ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, Departement Life Sciences und Facility Management
  • Liverpool John Moores University (United Kingdom), Faculty of Engineering and Technology / School of Built Environment
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) (Norway), Department of Architectural Design and Management

ECAM Graduate School Basel / Linz

  • Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW, Basel
  • Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften, Wien
  • Kunstuniversität Linz
  • metaLAB (at) Harvard

Fachdidaktik Art and Design

  • Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
  • PH Zürich
  • Academy of Fine Art, Design and Architecture Stuttgart ABKS

PhD in Practice in Curating

  • Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
  • University of Reading, UK

Practice based PhD in Fine Arts and Transdisciplinarity

  • Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
  • University of Arts and Design Linz

Formation pour le doctorat en travail social

  • HES-SO
  • SUPSI (HES co-requérante)
  • Université du Québec à Montréal (UQàM)