Academic Boards

The Joint Programme Board

The Joint Programme Board (JPB) oversees the organisation of the Consortium. It is responsible for the coordination of the delivery, monitoring, evaluation, development and overall arrangements for Quality Assurance of the Programmes.

The permanent members of the JPB are the National Coordinators and a representative from each of the Partner Research Institutions. Each year, two student representatives are included in the JPB, as well as administrative staff. Additional members may be co-opted to the JPB, as necessary, to cover the various disciplines integrated into the Programmes, or to obtain input from industry and Associated Partners.


The responsibilities of the JPB include: coordinating and determining the contents of the Programmes; the competencies to be achieved by students and the teaching methodology; coordinating the QA of the Programmes; establishing selection criteria for student admission; selection and admission of students; resolving student complaints, in consultation with the relevant Partner University; resolving issues relating to examinations, marking and awards to students in consultation with the relevant Partner University; assigning supervisors, in consultation with the relevant Partner University; coordinating the delivery, monitoring and evaluation of the Programmes; receiving recommendations for the final Award from each Partner University; and considering such recommendations and advising the respective Partner Universities to deliver the Diploma.

University Academic Boards

Each Partner University sets up its University Academic Board (UAB), in accordance with its regulations and is responsible for the operation of the Programmes at its own institution. This includes, for instance, the following roles for the academic supervisor (UAB Chair) and the International staff: welcome the students, provide student facilities, accompany students to prepare their mobility schedule before and after their arrival (inscription, VISA, accommodation, language course, insurance, bank opening account etc), management of the corresponding part of the lump sum and participation costs, assist students with any administrative issues. The UABs will support the JPB, in meeting its responsibilities; it will manage the academic issues within its Partner University. The UABs will assist each National Coordinator in ensuring the smooth operation of the Programmes at its own Partner University.