Provost Blake Signs Dual-Ph.D. with Ben Gurion University (Israel)
March 27, 2017
On March 27, 2017, Provost M. Brian Blake was joined by Dr. Julie Mostov, Senior Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, Dr. James Herbert, Dean of the Graduate College, and Rector Zvi HaCohen to sign a new dual Ph.D. agreement between Ben Gurion University and Drexel University. Other Drexel faculty members who have collaborated with colleagues at BGU attended, as well, to celebrate the new, collaborative doctoral program that was established by the agreement.
The dual-Ph.D. program is designed to advance collaborations between researchers and students at BGU and Drexel by providing a framework through which students may pursue coordinated doctoral studies at both Drexel and BGU, guided by joint committees made up of professors from both institutions. Students who successfully complete the program will obtain the doctoral title from each institution, satisfying the requirements and standards for the doctorate from both universities.
The relationship between the two universities has deepened since the original Memorandum of Understanding was signed in 2009, and Drexel faculty have found ample opportunities to collaborate with faculty at BGU. Ben Gurion University of the Negev continues to be one of Drexel’s strongest partner institutions in Israel, and we are proud to see the relationship continue to thrive.