EDEEM is a doctoral programme in economics. It is composed of 7 European institutions and is coordinated by Bielefeld University, Germany.
EDEEM is a research-oriented program, aiming to produce top-quality researchers. Students will gain international experience and work in research units with some of Europe's leading economists. Students are trained for positions in academia at the international level. Students may also enter positions in government, research organizations, and business enterprises. Focus is made on research work, publication and presentation, with dedicated Jamborees and Summer Schools being an integral part of the training.
The EDEEM Programme welcomes around 25 students each year. Admission is based on excellence in previous Master Degree studies or equivalent. This degree does not have to be in economics, although interest in economics is desirable, as is a strong background in mathematics and English. The program is organized in three years.
All PhD students are jointly supervised by two advisers through a co-tutelle agreement between two universities in the consortium. The student must spend at least two semesters in each of the two degree-granting universities. A single defense in one of the two universities is organized. After having successfully completed the program, the student is awarded a double degree from the two hosting institutions. The consortium is fully committed to the placement of students at the end of the program.