The duration of all doctoral programmes is four years (240 ECTS), of which 60 ECTS are allocated to organised forms of study (obligatory and elective courses), and the rest for students’ individual research work, which can be carried out within the research units of the University of Nova Gorica or at other partner research institutions in Slovenia or abroad, with expert support from supervisors, who are excellent researchers with international reputation. All our programmes offer a high degree of electiveness in terms of study contents and are of an interdisciplinary nature, enabling the tailoring of individual doctoral study programmes. Already during their studies, all our doctoral students publish the results of their research work in international scientific journals with a high impact factor. All doctoral programmes are internationally oriented. The language of instruction is English. More than 60 % of doctoral students come from abroad, from various countries worldwide. Our graduates are capable of solving the most difficult tasks in their field of research in an academic or entrepreneurial environment.