The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is funding the cooperation of german and foreign universities to support the phd education. Objective of the bi-national PhD network (PhD-Net) is transboundary, bi-national graduation and to win highly qualified foreign young scientist for a scientific career in germany and to increase the scientific cooperation. Within this PhD network the Department of Business Information Systems / VLBA started August 2008 the PhD-Network DEEBIS-Net (Doctoral Studies in Environmental and Business Information Systems - Network) .
Objectives and tasks
DEEBIS-Net started at 01.08.2009 for a duration of 3 years as a bi-national PhD network between the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg and two cuban partneruniversities (Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echeverría, CUJAE, Habana and Universidad Central de las Villas (UCLV) Santa Clara). It offers the participants to the academic infrastructures at all participating institutions and provides workspace, including computer facilities. The research work of all participating students is based on their individual research topics that relate to the overall research profile of the PhD network and the research activities of all partners. The individual research activities and their results are the major and key component of the PhD work.
The supervision is based on a "sandwich" model. Besides a primary dissertation advisor at the home institution, a secondary supervisor and/or a mentor is assigned to each candidate during his/her stay abroad. The designated mentor provides independent advice on the student's intellectual and personal development, and he/she counsels the student on issues of personal and career development as well as on possible further exploration of scientific work in the partner country.