Hamburg, July 1, 2013
Jacobs University and HSBA cooperate on PhD degrees
July 1, 2013 - The Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA) and Jacobs University Bremen have signed an agreement to offer cooperative PhD degrees. Both institutions will jointly teach PhD students with Jacobs University to award the diplomas.
The PhD programs are aimed at especially talented candidates, who are doing their doctorates on projects at the companies they work for. As a result companies can strengthen the bond with their employees, offer further qualification and generate valuable knowledge which could become a competitive advantage.
Both institutions will also collaborate in teaching and research setting up joint projects. The main focus lies on the exchange of faculty members and the joint working on third-party funded research.
Prof. Dr. Heinz-Otto Peitgen, President of Jacobs University, says. “We are looking forward to the new cooperation. The HSBA has positioned itself successfully in the research and is well connected with business.”
HSBA President Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Schmidt-Trenz is also happy about the agreement: “The outstanding scientific reputation of Jacobs University has been more than enough to convince us [...to enter the agreement].”
More than 400 students are currently enrolled in Jacobs University’s PhD programs.
Both private universities have been close contact for some years. Their rowing teams compete at the annual Hanse Boat Race in Hamburg, while on a managerial level there has also been frequent exchange. With the latest agreement HSBA and Jacobs University are strengthening those bonds.