Based upon their long experience in European Doctoral Programs in economics, EDEEM wants to promote research training in the field of economics, to foster the mobility of doctoral candidates in this field, and to strengthen scientific and teaching collaboration among the participating institutions and third-country universities.
The European Doctorate in Economics – Erasmus Mundus (EDEEM) is a doctoral program in economics that gathers seven leading European institutions and is coordinated by Universität Bielefeld, Germany.
The EDEEM program is research-oriented and aims to produce top-quality researchers, who will gain international experience working within leading European research units that have some of Europe’s best researchers in economics. Students are trained for positions in academia at the highest international levels, as well as for responsible positions in government, research organizations, and business enterprises. High focus is made on research work, publication and presentation, with dedicated Jamborees being an integral part of the training. EDEEM welcomes around 15 students each year.
Admission is based on excellence in previous masters degree studies or equivalent. This degree does not have to be in economics, although interest in economics is certainly desirable and a strong background in mathematics will be helpful together with fluent written and spoken English. The program is organised in three years. All PhD students are jointly supervised by two advisers through a bilateral agreement between two universities in the consortium. The preparation of the PhD thesis will be carried out in alternating periods of at least two semesters in both universities. The students having successfully carried out the Study Program will be awarded a joint or a double doctoral degree.