At ACTA, three separate groups are involved with the ACTA Graduate School of Dentistry (AGSD):
- students taking a Research Master’s;
- postgraduate students training in research that is part of a postgraduate programme at one of the clinical departments;
- and PhD students.
AGSD’s mission is to organize an appropriate programme for PhD students. Once they have obtained their doctorate, they are able to work as independent researchers in a competitive market. ACTA has no Research Master’s, so this component - which in many other faculties is part of the graduate school - is not to be found in the ACTA Graduate School. However, there are collaborative ventures with the research internship in the Master's phase of the Dentistry programme at ACTA and with the postgraduate programmes in ACTA.
Further details about obtaining a PhD
About 150 researchers are working on their doctoral research at ACTA. These are ACTA employees who obtain a PhD or guest employees in addition to their other work. ACTA Graduate School of Dentistry (AGSD) provides training for PhD students. In addition, ACTA has an independent confidential advisor especially for PhD students. View here for more information about PhDs