PhD Degree

PhD degree in Russia…

The PhD by publication is a Doctorate degree, much like the conventional PhD, but recognizes research work carried out by entrepreneurial companies and academic organizations that lead to novel and publishable results. The PhD is offered by various accredited universities in Russia.

Usually this would require a minimum of 3 years. The key point is that during this time, there should be 3 or 4 publications, in literature approved by the university. These publications should be in relation to the student thesis and area of expertise, and should also develop their knowledge of the subject. The award of this PhD is based purely on these 3 or 4 published works, and as such rewards on-going activities rather than additional work.

It is different from any other PhD variation, including PhD by published works because it is based on works to be published. Publications include papers in high impact factor journals or full international patents. This makes it incredibly versatile, as it opens the door to all aspects of enterprise, from science and business through to the arts.

Candidates on the program will have to submit a thesis in Russian, German or English and provide an oral defense of the new knowledge (philosophy) generated.

The PhD by publication is suitable for students who

Possess an undergraduate degree and are eager to move up
Have a few years working in research driven companies, and who will continue to work in the same field for the duration of the PhD or who are working on their own research project
Do not have the time to undertake part time PhD studies
Can utilize complementary facilities and expertise at collaborating academic institutions.
Can complete knowledge obtained through innovation with scientific foundation
Want to be rewarded for efforts expended in the line of business with the highest academic qualification.

Who Benefits

The Student
Will increase the depth of their knowledge
Will obtain the highest academic qualification (doctorate)
Will network with other PhD candidates and industry partners worldwide
Will become internationally known in their chosen field

The collaborating industry or organization
Will have ready access to expertise and complementary research facilities
Will benefit from 1 or 2 supervisors from an academic institute
Will have access to additional technical support staff

How does it work?

The program is based on the following format

3 inter-related projects under academic and industry co-supervision
Participation in the knowledge and Innovation Forum (annual event)
Publishing of 3 works (one patent is acceptable)

Novelty of works is assessed by journal editorial boards or patent agencies

The Thesis includes

3-4 publications
An introductory chapter that binds the 3 works to establish a new “philosophy”
Conclusions and further recommendations chapter
Interview facing a panel of experts
Assessment of the contributions to new knowledge created by the candidate

Participation of university events

The student is required to attend the university 2 or 3 times, at least once at the beginning and once at the end where they will reply to questions in relation to their thesis from a five member committee. Three members of the committee are representatives of the university and the two others are external associates. During the first year the supervisor directs the student as to how they should do their research. There are many subjects the student can choose for their thesis.

1) Postgraduate Induction Program

Annual 2 day events to familiarize students with research and practice codes, especially publishing and IPR

2) Research Forum

Monthly half day event where candidates in the same field present their findings to colleagues and industry

3) Research and Innovation Forum

Annual 4 day conference / networking event
Paper presentations by all PhD candidates
Proceedings are book bound
Poster presentations
Business plan competition in groups with DBAs and MBAs
Prizes and awards presentations

The Award of Doctoral Degrees in Russia

Doctoral degrees are awarded to students who have demonstrated :

The creation and interpretation of new knowledge, through original research or other advanced scholarship, of a quality to satisfy peer review, extends the forefront of the discipline, and merits publication

A systematic acquisition and understanding of a substantial body of knowledge that is at the forefront of an academic discipline or area of professional practice.

The general ability to conceptualize, design and implement a project for the generation of new knowledge, applications or understanding at the forefront of the discipline, and to adjust the project design in the light of unforeseen problems.

A detailed understanding of applicable techniques for research and advanced academic inquiry

Typically, holders of the qualification will be able to

Make informed judgements on complex issues in specialist fields, often in the absence of complete data, and be able to communicate their ideas and conclusions clearly and effectively to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Continue to undertake pure and/or applied research and development at an advanced level, contributing substantially to the development of new techniques, ideas or approaches

Phd holders will have…

The qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and largely autonomous initiative in complex and unpredictable situations, in professional or equivalent environments

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