The administrative seat of the Doctorate is the University of Trento, with an agreement with the University of Augsburg (Germany).
Further institutions may be admitted to participate in the Program as partner institutions, after verification of the possession of the characteristics of high qualification in the field of studies on the dynamics of exchanges, conflicts and interactions between cultures by the Academic Board.
The Programme is aimed at highly qualified candidates from all European and non-European countries. In order to guarantee an adequate academic quality, the Universities of Trento and Augsburg are committed to providing specific competences, teachings and supervisors for study and research activities. The international doctoral programme is fully integrated, also thanks to the compulsory mobility provided for the doctoral candidates both between the two partner universities (at least 6 months in the three-year period) and within the research network offered by the two universities (at least another 6 months in the three-year period).
Collaborations with Italian and foreign institutions: the Doctoral Course provides the possibility of internships, mobility and research collaborations with the following institutions (Doctoral thesis co-tutelle with foreign universities):
- ITALIAN INSTITUTE OF GERMAN STUDIES (IISG)
- INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF THE LATIN MIDDLE AGES (SEISMEL)
- CENTRE D'ETUDES SUPERIEURES DE CIVILISATION MEDIEVALE - POITIERS (CESCM) - France
- TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF FOREIGN STUDIES (TUF) - Japan
- UNIVERSITE DE LILLE - France