PD stands for Professional Doctorate and it is the equivalent of the PhD for the Dutch Universities of the Applied Sciences. The difference is that a PhD programme at a university trains a professional researcher, while the PD programme at the Universities of Applied Sciences trains an investigative professional.
In 2022, universities of applied sciences will start with a first cohort of candidates in five domains, including the creative domain. More cohorts will be added until 2025.
The PD pilot Arts + Creative is organized by 15 Dutch arts and design schools. It is governed by a Graduate Board of school managers and a Graduate Committee of arts and design professors. The daily procedures and execution are executed by a dedicated taskforce with administrative support from the St. Joost School of Art and Design.
|Liesbet van Zoonen||Erasmus University||Rotterdam|
|Anke Coumans||Minerva Art Academy||Groningen|
|Michel van Dartel||Caradt at St.Joost School of Art and Design||Breda, Den Bosch|
|Management and support|
|René Bosma||St.Joost School of Art and Design||Breda, Den Bosch|
|Rens Holslag||Caradt at St.Joost School of Art and Design||Breda, Den Bosch|
|Wilma Diepens||Caradt at St.Joost School of Art and Design||Breda, Den Bosch|
|Visual Identity and Design|
|Steffen Maas||Studio Maas||Rotterdam|
|Communication advice and content management|
|Roos Borchers||Hanze University of Applied Sciences||Groningen|
|Joris van Oers en Cas Slaats||Studio Krom||Eindhoven|