Module 3.2: Higher Degree by Research International Partnerships

The purpose of this module is to provide an insight into the current and evolving practices of international research training, including an understanding of how research training informs partnerships, the required processes, activities and authorities needed to underpin these partnership agreements.

It also provides an understanding of the types of international research training partnerships, their value to the university, scholarships, demands on and needs of the sector, and evolving markets. Domestic and international requirements needed for international research training partnership models are discussed including the common reporting and tracking requirements, including quality assurance, needed for international research training partnerships and candidates undertaking them.

Key learning outcomes

After completing this module, research administrators should be able to:

  • Identify appropriate levels of international partners for higher degree research training and how agreements are used to formalise these;
  • Identify international target markets which are strategic for your university;
  • Developing partnership modules, including Jointly Badged, Dual award (includes Cotutelle), and Sandwich PHD programs, as well as modules to facilitate visiting international PhD scholars; and
  • Monitor the progress of international research training candidates and agreements.

Who should attend?

This module is suitable for senior research administrators, academics, research managers and Associate Deans wishing to update their knowledge in this area. It would also be suitable for junior research administrators wishing to progress their career.

Research managers and administrators from all organisations and institutions will benefit from this module including those from:

  • Research agencies and institutes;
  • Medical research institutes;
  • Research and development corporations;
  • Research centres;
  • Government departments;
  • Funding bodies;
  • Industrial research and development teams;
  • Service providers;
  • Commercialisation bodies; and
  • Consultancies.

It is recommended that this module be taken in conjunction with Module 3.1: Higher degree by Research Scholarships, Module 3.3: Higher Degree by Research Candidature Managment, and Module 3.4: Higher Degree by Research Admissions and Completions.

This is an elective module for individuals completing the ARMS Foundation Level Accreditation Program in all regions. Each module can also be taken as a stand-alone unit for professional development purposes.