DREST promotes internationalization opportunities for fellows by developing collaborations with foreign universities and research centers, as well as via participation in international research projects and programs.

Research stays abroad

DREST stipulates that all fellows spend no less than one semester in a foreign university.

Co-tutorships agreements (cotutelle)

The co-tutorship agreements are bilateral agreements between DREST and a foreign university. They are signed for the purpose of establishing a joint doctoral program for specific fellows enrolled at one of the two partner universities.

Mobility framework agreements

Mobility framework agreements with foreign universities cover the mobility of fellows, in order to:

  • facilitating the fellows’ mobilities at the partner university;
  • developing joint research projects;
  • creating networks of scientific cooperation.

DREST has initiated academic contacts in the EU (MS/AS) and Med areas aimed at organizing student exchanges as well as cotutorships agreements. At present, agreements have been finalized or initiated with:

  • University Al-Qarawyiiyn of Fes
  • Oxford Centre for Religion and Culture
  • Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes
  • Theologische Universiteit Apeldoorn
  • University of Sarajevo
  • Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
  • Tangaza College, Nairobi
  • KU Leuven
  • Universidad Catolica de Temuco, Chile
  • Pontificio Istituto Patristico Augustinianum – Roma
  • Pontificio Istituto Biblico – Roma
  • Pontificio Istituto Orientale – Roma