The Vice-Chancellor’s Office for Research (VRI) offers competitive funds to encourage the internationalization of Doctoral Students, from Extended Residency to attending International Seminars (Competitive funds for internationalization).
The University and its research in the context of a globalized world demands for greater openness and international ties. The internationalization of the UC doctoral programs are mainly based on:
- Institutional agreements for research residencies and joint supervision for a dual or joint degree in universities and centers of excellence abroad.
- Attracting top-level foreign students.
- Facilitating “internationalization at home”: Through constant visits from foreign scholars, resume internationalization, a high number of foreign students, and international networks and activities.
This way, UC has subscribed to several cooperation agreements with the most prestigious international universities.
CINDA (Interuniversity Development Center)
The purpose of this agreement is to enhance the training of postgraduate students through mobility and the exchange of experiences and resources between universities, in order to train highly qualified human resources, generating new knowledge, socio-economic development and international understanding. Check the institutions that are part of this program at the CINDA official website.
- Doctorate in Science: Program in partnership with 3 other Catholic Universities:
The faculties participating in this agreement are Physics, Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Mathematics.
An International Doctor in Science certificate is granted along with the doctoral diploma after completing the requirements of the agreement.
- International Doctorate in Contemporary Humanism: This program includes the areas of Education, Philosophy and Religion, and Literature and Social Sciences, in partnership with the following institutions:
Graduates will be granted a certificate mentioning the collaboration between the universities, with specific recognition from the Doctorate in Contemporary Humanism. In addition, students who enter this program will be able to apply for a joint degree in 2 of the participating institutions.