The Consortium

The TEEME consortium combines four exceptionally strong research environments that represent centres of national and international excellence in four EU universities.

Consortium partners

The University of Kent
(United Kingdom)
Coordinating institution

Local coordinator:
Bernhard Klein

Freie Universität Berlin
(Germany)

Local coordinator:
Sabine Schülting

Universidade do Porto
(Portugal)

Local coordinator:
Rui Carvalho Homem

Univerzita Karlova v Praze
(Czech Republic)

Local coordinator:
Martin Procházka


The research quality of all four partners has been endorsed in several external assessments: the Schools of English and History at Kent have been placed among the best in their country in the 2008 UK Research Assessment Exercise, with over 50% of their research classified as ‘world-leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’; FU Berlin is one of only nine German universities successful in all three funding lines of the national Excellence Initiative; both Porto and CU Prague head their nations in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

A detailed Consortium Agreement specifiying the nature and extent of the joint operation has been formally agreed by all partners. It covers the following aspects: obligations of the members of the consortium; obligations of the partners/contractors; doctoral programme; governance structure; award of doctorates; transcripts; diploma supplements; degree certificates; admission and selection; registration; financial arrangements; quality assurance; promotion of the programme; obligations to doctoral candidates; alumni association; settlement of disputes; liability; insurance. It also contains the complete programme specification in an annex.