Research Advantage

Dual and Jointly Awarded HDR programs

The University of Newcastle is dedicated to providing quality research training of PhD candidates. UON’s Jointly-Award (JADD) and Dual Award (DADD) PhD programs enable PhD candidates to complete their degree jointly at UON and an international partner institution and receive recognition for such on their degree testamur. The candidates gain international, cultural experiences, exposure to different academic environments, and access to international supervisors, equipment and facilities, international networking opportunities, and enhanced future employment opportunities.

These programs are internationally recognized as a means of establishing and enhancing strong and enduring relationships with international research universities and researchers. They can establish and enhance international research collaborations, provide opportunities for joint publications, provide access to new funding scheme and make UON a more attractive destination for potential PhD candidates (domestic and international).

The JADD program is one in which the candidate receives a single testamur bearing the seals of UON and the partner university. The DADD program is one in which the candidate receives two testamurs, one from UON and one from the partner institution each recognizing that the program was carried out in partnership with the other institution.

More details of the two programs can be found here

Procedures for the Establishment of:

Jointly Awarded Doctoral Degree

  1. A signed and current Institutional Agreement for the award of joint PhDs between UON and the other institution must be in existence – see the list of partners. If such an Institutional Agreement is not in existence then one must be established. If the proposed partner institution meets the criteria for the establishment of an Institutional Agreement and the award of Jointly Awarded Doctoral Degrees then contact the Office of Graduate Studies for advice and assistance in the establishment of such an Agreement.
  2. After the execution of the Institutional Agreement, a Proposal to Establish a Jointly Awarded or Dual Award Program form must be completed by the UON PhD supervisor in consultation with the candidate and supervisor at the partner institution.

The Office of Graduate Studies will liaise with the partner institution and develop a Candidate Agreement to be signed by the student, delegated authorities of UON and delegated authorities of the partner institution. The supervisor should not enter into such discussions.

Dual Award Doctoral Degree program

  1. A Proposal to Establish a Jointly Awarded or Dual Award Program form must be completed by the UON supervisor in consultation with the candidate and supervisor at the partner institution.
  2. The Office of Graduate Studies will liaise with the partner institution and develop a Candidate Agreement to be signed by the student, delegated authorities of UON and delegated authorities of the partner institution.

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