Collaborations between LTU and one or more other higher education institutions (HEI) regarding postgraduate education require an agreement
Agreements on a double degree and a joint degree for an individual doctoral student cannot be decided retroactively, ie after the doctoral student has been admitted to postgraduate education.
Double degree means that the PhD student is admitted to and studies at each HEI and that the degree certificate specifies that the PhD student has taken a Degree of Doctor at each HEI following cooperation between the HEIs. Two degree certificates are issued.
Joint degree means that at least two HEIs organise and run a joint programme that will result in a joint degree and one degree certificate.
The purpose of postgraduate educational collaborations that lead to a double degree or joint degree is to increase internationalization and promote conditions for work in an international labor market, as well as enable broadened competence and collaboration gains for universities