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ProDoc in Public Administration

English title ProDoc in Public Administration
Applicant Pasquier Martial
Number 137166
Funding scheme ProDoc
Research institution Swiss Graduate School of Public Administrati Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public University of Lausanne
Institution of higher education University of Lausanne - LA
Main discipline Political science
Start/End 01.01.2012 - 30.09.2015
Approved amount 331'165.00
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Keywords (2)

Public Administration; Doctoral Programme

Lay Summary (English)

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Lay summary

The Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP) and the Universities of Bern, Lausanne and Lugano have built a training and academic research network in public administration (www.swipan.ch). Besides this collaboration, these institutions have developed a doctoral programme (ProDoc in Public Administration) and a related research programme.

The doctoral programme is based on two mandatory educational parts, valued through ECTS credits (total of 24). The first part contains courses and seminars, the aim of which is to increase knowledge and research skills of PhD candidates. This part is organized through three axes. The first includes courses on public administration. Courses offered in the frame of the second axis provide methodological and technical knowledge necessary for doctoral research. These courses are compulsory and can be taken either as part of the Prodoc programme or through similar curricula. The third axis is based on specific courses related to the research modules. To fulfill credits in this area, students can choose courses either in external programmes or those organized within the ProDoc research modules. PhD candidates have to obtain 12 ECTS credits, choosing the most useful courses according to their research needs, in the frame of the defined three axes.

The second part of the programme, organized through axes four and five, focuses on individuals outcomes of PhD candidates. As part of the fourth axis, candidates must report on the status of their research in symposiums. The objectives of the fifth axis are active participation in conferences as well as publications in academic journals. Additional training related to complementary skills development is encouraged but there are no credits attached. In order to ensure the highest possible academic level of participants, candidates must meet two requirements: basic (registered as doctoral student in one of the partner universities, hold a Master’s degree in public administration, and have a preliminary draft dissertation proposal accepted) and additional requirements (have a learning agreement accepted). Detailed information and entry requirements to the ProDoc doctoral programme are available at: http://www.swipan.ch.

Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 21.02.2013

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Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
CUSO Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Swiss Public Administration Network Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
119453 Administration publique 01.10.2008 ProDoc

Abstract

The Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP) and the Universities of Bern, Lausanne and Lugano have developed a training and academic research network in public administration (www.swipan.ch). As part of this collaboration, these institutions have developed a doctoral programme (ProDoc in Public Administration) and a related research programme. The doctoral programme is based on five mandatory axes, valued through ECTS credits. The first includes mandatory courses on public administration. Courses offered in the frame of the second axis provide methodological and technical knowledge necessary for doctoral research. These courses are compulsory and can be taken either as part of the ProDoc programme or through similar means. The third axis is based on specific courses related to the research modules. These courses can be attended either in external programmes or are organized within the ProDoc research modules. As part of the fourth axis, candidates need to report on the status of their research in symposiums. The objectives of the fifth axis are active participation in conferences as well as publications in academic journals. Additional training related to complementary skills development is planned but there are no credits attached. In order to ensure the highest possible academic level of participants, candidates must meet two requirements: basic (registered as doctoral student in one of the partner universities, hold a Master’s degree in public administration, and have a preliminary draft dissertation proposal accepted) and additional requirements (have a learning agreement accepted).
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