EDGE (European Doctoral Group in Economics) is a network of top economics departments in Europe to facilitate research visits by PhD students and faculty in the network and to organize an annual meeting of PhD students to present and discuss their research. The meeting is especially targeted at Job Market Candidates to prepare for the Job Market and build proefessional networks.
In order to be admitted to the program, students must be admitted to the doctoral program of one of the participating institutions. Typically, they spend the first one or two years of their graduate studies at their home university before they apply for an exchange. They are admitted to the program by their home university on the basis of academic excellence. The exchange program is designed for two types of students:
After they return, the students complete their dissertation and their doctoral studies according to the regulations of their home universities. In addition to the doctoral degree of their home university they are awarded the EDGE-Diploma, that certifies their successful participation in the exchange program.
The participating institutions are committed to offer all doctoral classes in English and to ensure adequate supervision of the exchange students. At their host universities exchange students have the same status as the local doctoral students.