Professional Doctorate (PD)

Next to the Creator Doctus, Rietveld Sandberg Research is taking part in a nation-wide pilot for Professional Doctorate (PD) trajectories in The Netherlands. The pilot was initiated by the Association of Universities of Applied Sciences in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. Several universities of applied sciences are participating.

PD is the equivalent of the PhD for the Dutch Universities of the Applied Sciences. The difference is that a PhD programme at a university trains a professional researcher, while the PD programme at the Universities of Applied Sciences trains an investigative professional.

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