Background: To enhance the global impact, the universities shall ally deeply with their collaborators. Transnational educational programs are crucial modes to build a successful partnership and to make the collaboration sustainable.Objectives: To report and conceptualize the important issues about transnational joint doctoral degree and cotutelle doctoral programs.Methods: We reviewed and conceptualized the lessons learned from joint doctoral degree and cotutelle doctoral programs at the Graduate Affairs, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University (CU) during the period of the past 4 years (October 2015 to September 2019).Results: CU launched its first joint doctoral program in 2012. The curriculum was co-built by CU and the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. The strong support from the university-level as well as from the faculty-level is crucial for success. Graduates are well accepted to a variety of high profile universities. The administration of the program at the faculty-level needs careful attention from the students, perseverance of the joint program management team, and dedication from the supervisors of both universities. A cotutelle doctoral program of CU with Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia is also studied. The cooperation of the personnel at multi-level is essential for transnational educational program establishment.Conclusion: CU has established a rather well-developed system in operating the transnational educational programs at the doctoral level. In order to keep these inceptions persistent, a multi-level supporting framework, a solid foundation of joint research along with joint capacity building of human resources are vital.
Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University
Tulvatana, Wasee and Thongtan, Thananya
"Lessons learned from transnational joint doctoral and cotutelle doctoral programs: strategies for sustainable development,"
Chulalongkorn Medical Journal: Vol. 65:
1, Article 10.
Available at: https://digital.car.chula.ac.th/clmjournal/vol65/iss1/10