The conduct of a research project by PhD students is central to ASCoR’s PhD programme.
The research project is based on a proposal that is usually written by one or more senior ASCoR faculty, but in some cases by the PhD candidate him/herself. In all cases it conforms to the following criteria:
Each PhD project usually consists of 3 or more research studies, leading to three or more peer-reviewed academic publications.
In addition to writing articles, ASCoR PhD students also follow courses to broaden their knowledge, have the opportunity to visit (inter)national conferences and attend relevant workshops and symposia.