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Dual PhD Centre

Combining a job with a PhD? This is possible at the Leiden University Dual PhD Centre. The Centre focuses on external PhD candidates who devote part of their working time to scientific research on a theme from their professional practice. The Centre helps these dual PhD candidates develop a research plan, provides training and ensures that their research fits within a scientific discipline and graduate school, and that it ties in with the research of a potential supervisor. A unique opportunity for the PhD candidate, the employer and for science.

The Dual PhD Centre collaborates closely with the professors and graduate schools of Leiden University. All academic disciplines are thus represented. More than 60 dual PhD candidates now succesfully participate in the programme. In this way, dual PhD candidates fulfil a fundamental role as bridge between scientific knowledge and society.