Doctor Europeus

Doctor Europaeus/ Europaea, hereinafter referred to as European Doctorate, was proposed in 1991 by the Confederation of European Union Rectorsʼ Conferences, today the European University Association.European Doctorate is a supplement label, awarded in addition to the national doctorate earned in sciences or arts from the University of Bucharest (UB) doctorate diploma. It grants the Romanian doctorate recognition at the European level, in accordance with the herein set of compulsory criteria established by the UB following the rules of the Confederation of European Union Rectorsʼ Conferences.The goal of the European Doctorate is to facilitate the graduates’ recognition of and integration in the EU academic, cultural and socioeconomic environment.The specific goal of the UB is to consolidate the process of internalization of its doctoral schools and to ensure the highest quality of the doctoral programmes by stimulating and supporting doctoral students’ international research and mobility.The European Doctorate is awarded and recognized by European universities that participate in the programme and implement the label following the model and rules of the European University Association.The European Doctorate is different from the international joint doctoral degree, which may be also added to the doctoral programme. All doctoral students can apply for a European Doctorate label, including those who benefit from an international joint doctoral degree, under the condition that they follow all criteria stipulated in the current decision.The enrollment in the European Doctorate label, with the approval of the doctoral committee and the committee chair, as well as of the Committee of the Doctoral School and the Doctoral School director, is optional. The doctoral student may exit the European Doctorate any time before the defense of the thesis.