PARTNERS

Academic policies

1.  Sandwich Doctoral degree students

  • Selected PhD students will register at a Flemish University as well as at one of the 4 partner universities, for a sandwich PhD. These students will receive a double degree – such students will comply with the admission criteria of the Network partner institutions  which are applied from the regulations of MOET and a particular Flemish University.
  • The student may receive a VLIR-UOS  scholarship for four years
  • Sandwich PhD students need to spend at least six months at a Flemish university as regulated
    • Such students will be jointly supervised by a local and Flemish supervisor
    • The student will defend his/her thesis in principle at one of the Network partner institutions but at the Flemish University is also possible. In case the candidate defends his/her thesis in Vietnam, the Flemish supervisor should participate
    • At least two articles will be published in SAPSE accredited journals upon completion of the study. Publications emanating from such a jointly supervised PhD study will be published under the address of the PhD student, the local supervisor, and the Flemish supervisor

2.  Doctoral degree studies in Vietnam

  • If students, registered only for English doctors programmes in Vietnam, wish to further extend their studies abroad in a Flemish university, external funds must be sourced
  • Prospective students will comply with the admission criteria of the Network partner institutions
  • Following mutual consent by Local and Flemish Project Leaders, such students should preferably be jointly supervised by a Local and Flemish supervisor
  • The student may receive a Network scholarship for short training abroad and thesis work

3.  Master degree studies

  • English master programmes in aquaculture and food technology will be offered in Vietnam when conditions are met
  • For students registered only for an English master programme in Vietnam, and who wish to further extend their studies abroad in a Flemish university, external funds must be sourced
    • Prospective students will comply with the admission criteria of the Vietnamese partner institutions
    • The student may receive a Vietnamese-Network scholarship for  short training abroad and thesis works

4.  Short term scholarships

  • Annually  about  five  teaching staff (depending on the annual budget) from all partners of the programme will go to Belgium to get trained in teaching methods, English skills, course material preparation,… to prepare for the future English master programmes in aquaculture and food technology
    • Staff will be trained to upgrade their English for example by going 3 months to a local foreign centers at a partner institution who has the best conditions for language training
    • In order to get this short term scholarship, the Lecturers have to teach a subject in English master programmes,  and/or participate in research – based education programmes.

5. Local scholarship regulation

  • For MSc student: Supporting the amount of 1000 euro per thesis research subject. This expense is only used to pay for chemicals, experimental  materials and other materials related to study;
  • For PhD student: Supporting the amount of 2000 euro per student. This expense is also used to pay for the experiments involved to the thesis. Besides, for PhD candidates who are enrolled to the education programme of double degree with UGent, if they are officially approved, the fund will  be granted for their study at UGent in the period of 4-6 months and be followed with VLIR regulations.

6. Travel to conferences (and equivalent unplanned travel)

  • As a principle, all travels to conferences have to be planned in the AP. However, occasionally requests are made for attending a conference paid by the Network without being planned in the AP. An unplanned travel can only be approved if the travel form is submitted at least 3 months before attending the conference. Any conference paper/poster should also be acknowledged in the Network  programme.
  • As a general rule (both for AP-planned and unplanned) a provisional travel form with an estimated cost has to be submitted simultaneously with the submission of the abstract to the conference and supply a copy (or e-mail) of the submission. The travel form should contain the title of the contribution and explain the link with the project activities. The number of conferences per project should be fair both in number and in opportunities for all partner universities. If a team-member, who is not a PhD-student, attends a conference, he/she always needs to present a paper for the project based on research in which he/she contributes substantially.
  • All the participants will officially be invited. This should be explained and certified in the provisional travel-form. The knowledge of English should also be sufficient so that the person, who attends, can interact with international experts during the conference and contribute to the international recognition of the programme.