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Mission & Vision

  • Educate students and graduate PhD‘s which belong  to the 10% best and 10% most wanted staff in Thailand
  • Graduate students with a high theoretical and practical knowledge compared to the world-wide standards
  • Having experience in the international communities of reserachers and practitionars
  • Showing the right hard- and soft skills in their area of expertise
  • @no additional costs.

Current Problem

Two Killer questions for most PhD-candidates

1 ) What is the scientific merrit, the news in your thesis? 
2 ) How your work is related to similar reserach in your area 
      in the international community?

Major Problem

1 ) Limited language skilles 
2 ) Missing journal publications (with SCOPUS/ISI indexing) 
3 ) Poor theoretical foundations


KMUTNB and FernUniversität are strong partners since 2007!

--->See a strong need to change work of PhD students <---


Strong by cooperation and specialisationquestions

1 ) Limit the area of research to one field  
     (DataNetworks= DataMining+ Network/Communication),
     in which we can be strong in the international area 
2) More concentrated human ressources in a highly competitive area
3 ) International supervision, learning English by (daily) doing 
4 ) Using support of TRF and DAAD to obtain finances
Being strong by real teamwork

1 ) More teamwork and communication among students supported by 
      modern tools (Wiki‘s, AdobeConnect) 
2) More mutual discussion, critique and mutual support
3) Additional knowledge and supervision for everybody depending on  
     his/her needs; the contact point of FernUniverstät will support this idea
4) Build true passion and strong engagement for the research task, youwill be in.

Ph.D. in general

  • Ph(ilosophiae) D(octor) means teacher of philosophy(licentia docendi).
  • PhD is an academic degree obtainable by passing an examination.
  • Whom does a PhD degree’s quality depend on?
  • There is a wide spectrum of PhD “programmes” ranging from “taught PhDs” over “structured programmes” to solely research-based PhDs.

Ph.D. in Germany

  •  The classical German approach is research-based.
  • There are no tuition fees.
  • There are no restrictions relating to the research’s duration.
  • Self-study is expected to make up for knowledge deficiencies.
  • The research results obtained must advance science by an “epsilon”, which bears the risk to fail (mainly by giving up on the way).
  • Classically, the research results are not published before the defence (as journal or conference contributions).
  • The examination comprises presenting a thesis and defending it (usually a “rigorosum” is not required anymore).
  • The thesis is usually published in form of a book 

Binational Ph.D.

  • What is the added value? Higher quality, prestige or is a just a fashion?
  • Actually, more is obtained at almost the same effort.
  • Regrettably, language requirements exist only in rare cases.
  • Diplomas issued by two universities vs. a diploma issued by each university
  • Two independent degrees issued by two universities in two countries require for each candidate an individual contract between both universities.
  • Such contracts may be rather long and full of over-complicated, superfluous provisions.