The cotutelle programme is a type of internationalization specifically aimed at PhD Students and leads to the issuing of a double doctoral degree which is valid in two different countries. The cotutelle programme requires an alternate and approximately equivalent research period at the University of Florence and at the host university.
The cotutelle thesis, jointly supervised by one Supervisor in each institution, is defended in a single disputation at the home or host institution. The panel for the final defence is made by panelists from the two universities.
Cotutelle agreements must be signed by the two universities explicitly indicating the name of the PhD Student, the Supervisor in each university and the name of the two PhD programs the Students will be enrolled in the two universities. Cotutelle agreements must be approved by the DELoS Program Committee and by the Department of Economics and Management (DISEI).