• Research focus based on industrial issues or problems;
  • Joint supervision by experts from the University and industry;
  • Research conducted in the industry and candidates do not have to leave their workplace.
  • A PhD program distinct from the conventional PhD degree in term of mode of research, but preserves the mark of original or innovative research and scholarship expected of a doctoral study;
  • The company benefits from access to new/innovative and valuable knowledge acquired by the student/researcher during his or her studies. In return, the University gains access to new knowledge and innovation provided by the private company.
  • PhD student/researcher is employed by a private company during the entire research work, while being registered as a PhD student at the university.