The PhD Programme of Bioengineering encourages the opportunity to establish doctoral paths co-supervised by companies or external institutions (“Executive PhD”). Details can be found at the following link: http://www.dottorato.polimi.it/en/looking-for-a-phd/call-for-positions-and-scholarships/industrial-phd/executive-phd/
Employees of companies/institutions who can train, develop and complete a research, holding their job and salary. They can obtain the PhD title at the end of their research path.
The executive PhD is regulated through an agreement between the company/institution and the Department DEIB (Agreement form ENGLISH version and ITALIAN version).
The duration of the PhD is arranged between the company/institution and the PhD board of Professors involved, and is typically 4 years.
The research issue and the related path for carrying out it are arranged by both the company/institution and by the board of Professors of the PhD programme involved. The path is followed by two supervisors, one belonging to the university, the other one belonging to the company/institution.
The PhD executive candidate has to set the PhD path taking into account the company/institution’s vision and the related trends. That seems to give guarantees related to the research-oriented training product linked to the growth of the executive PhD, as well as, according to the conditions of collaboration, to interaction and integration between the university research of the group in which the PhD candidate is involved, and the development and innovation of the company/institution for which the PhD candidate works. From the employee's point of view, the above-mentioned employee has the opportunity to exploit a training and growth opportunity, preserving his/her job and salary, with the relating loyalty by the company. From the company's point of view, the company/institution, through the high-training contract, has the opportunity to recruit, train to research, and secure loyalty of high-quality company/institution's staff.
- The company interested in promoting the enrolment of its employee has to contact the Coordinator of the PhD Programme involved, with the aim of checking if the training and research offer of the PhD Programme can represent a training opportunity, fitting together with the objectives of the potential PhD candidate, of the company or external entity and of the PhD programme involved.
- The candidates have to be evaluated by the Board of Professors for admission.
- The admitted Executive- PhD candidates have to enroll "without scholarship" and can start on one of the three main dates: November 1st, February, 1st or May 1st.