Council for Higher Education approves cooperative Ph.D. program

The Council for Higher Education approved on Tuesday evening the recommendations of the senior subcommittee for academic development and policy to allow academic institutions to grant doctoral (Ph.D) degrees in specialized fields in cooperation with other institutions of higher learning.

"This decision will allow granting doctoral degrees to excelling students in specialized fields, beyond what exists at the universities, and will allow for training faculty in cooperation between universities and non-research institutions," said Prof. Hagit Messer-Yaron, Vice Chair of the Council for Higher Education.

This decision is the outcome of research conducted by the Council for Higher Education that showed there are specialized fields that are lacking in research institutions that are accredited for third degrees. There are, however, non-research institutions that have developed expertise in programs such as design, composition, and dance.


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