The Phd portal, the conferences and the training sessions – will benefit to both South African and European partners. The conferences will allow all types of organizations and a diverse audience – universities, associations, students – to meet, discuss and discover new opportunities and methods.
This will increase the access to opportunities, ranging from funding to co-supervision within partner universities, an increase in the number of trained supervisors, and an increase in the international visibility of South African institutions are envisioned.
Furthermore, the PhD portal will create sustained communication and network channels between the SA and EU partner institutions.
The EU university partners will gain from enhanced networking with SA universities and organizations. This will pave the way for spin-off projects between EU and SA universities, such as developing cotutelles and cosupervision programmes. They will also have the occasion to learn from one another and from the SA universities during the conferences, and subsequently be able to question and revise their own practices regarding the internationalization of PhD studies as a result of the project.