Collaborative agreements between the University of Burgos and other universities for the completion of doctoral theses under co-supervision.
Procedure for the development of doctoral theses under co-supervision.
The doctoral thesis under co-supervision is a framework in which the thesis is jointly directed by a thesis director belonging to the University of Burgos and another belonging to a foreign University, the procedure for which is detailed in a Specific Agreement, signed to that effect by the highest authorities of both institutions, in accordance with which both Universities undertake to recognize the validity of the thesis that is defended within this framework and to issue the corresponding Title of Doctor.
The agreement for co-supervision of the doctoral thesis will only be established, in each case, with a single foreign University, through the signing of a Specific Agreement, which will be written into the corresponding Framework Agreement.
Any doctoral student from the University of Burgos will be able to request authorization for the completion of a doctoral thesis under co-supervision, taking into account that, between the signature of the corresponding agreement and the deposit of the thesis, a period of no less than two years must have elapsed.
Access and admission to doctoral studies, as well as the procedure for the deposit and the defense of the doctoral thesis for students under co-supervision will be the same as those established for all doctoral students of the University of Burgos. The inclusion of the thesis under co-supervision will in no case exempt the student from compliance with the requirements specified in the current regulations for the admission of the doctorand to the doctoral program and for the investigation of the thesis.
The doctorands under co-supervision will be enrolled at both Universities responsible for them, having to pay the corresponding academic fees at the (one single) University that is specified in the Agreement, and being exempted from payment at the other University.
The doctorands under co-supervision will develop their theses under the supervision of a single thesis director at both Universities.
The thesis examination panel will be appointed by mutual agreement between both Universities, and their composition will be in keeping with the provisions of the current legislation in both countries. In case of conflict, the prevailing regulations will be those applicable at the University where the defense of the thesis will take place.
The doctorand must have previously enrolled on a doctoral program at the University of Burgos, in order to request co-supervision of the doctoral thesis.
Signing the Agreement
Having completed the above-mentioned procedures, two copies of the agreement in Spanish and another two in the language of the corresponding foreign University (one of which previously signed by the doctorand and the thesis directors) will be submitted for signing at the corresponding academic authorities at both Universities.
Deposit and defense of the thesis
The thesis may not be deposited before the date of approval of the co-supervision, except by prior authorization of the Doctoral Commission.
The thesis under co-supervision will be the object of a single defense, which will take place at the University that is, to such effect, mentioned in the Agreement.
Defense at the University of Burgos
The procedures for depositing the thesis, appointment of the examination panel, and the reading and defense will be conducted in the ordinary manner established by the current regulations at the University of Burgos.
The document authorizing the deposit of the thesis will be accompanied by the corresponding official certification of the stays completed by the doctorand at the foreign university, as well as a summary of the thesis in the language that was not used for its composition.
Having completed the defense, the doctorand will present the document that accredits the defense of the thesis to the foreign University as may be stipulated there.
Once the defense of the thesis is approved, the doctorand will be able to request the issuance of the Title of Doctor from both universities, in accordance with their current norms and with the regulations established in the corresponding Agreement.
Deposit and defense of the thesis at the foreign university
The Governance Committee at its session on 30 May 2019 agreed that the following documentation should be submitted in relation to the presentation of the Thesis at the University of Burgos. Information may be accessed from the following link: www.ubu.es/escuela-de-doctorado/tesis-doctoral/procedimiento-tramitacion-tesis-doctoral
Impreso J. Solicitud de depósito de tesis [Form J. Request for thesis deposit]
Impreso J5. Archivo Repositorio tesis UBU [Form J5. UBU Repository Archive thesis ]
Document accrediting the deposit of the thesis completed at the foreign university.
The communication of the date of the defense of the thesis, the time, and the place it was held and, a posteriori, the act signed by the thesis examination panel.