Following the passing of its general doctoral degree regulations in 2014, RUB hit a milestone when it comes to promotion of early career researchers. All 3,200 PhD students at RUB Research School from all 20 faculties have been pursuing their doctoral degree following consistent quality standards. This was one of the objectives set by RUB in the course of the Excellence Initiative.
All faculties came together to lead a constructive debate and drew up the RUB’s first general doctoral degree regulations. It is more than just a framework, as it places an obligation on all participants to adhere to joint high standards. In instances where discipline-specific amendments are required, the faculties have the option to adjust the regulations to their respective PhD culture.