The Di-one institute provides the framework for PhD positions that bridge both institutions. For example, graduate students looking for PhD positions at the MUMC+ who are part of the Di-one institute will conduct their PhD work at both institutions. This provides the opportunity to gain overseas research experience which is an advantage for career development grants such as the Veni, Vidi, Vici program in The Netherlands that highly value overseas experience.
Both institutions conduct high impact research that in the field of respiratory disease is highly complementary between the two institutions. Thus, students participating in the exchange program have the benefit of the broad array of techniques available in both institutions and the advantage of different perspectives, while at the same time developing a body of their own research that follows a consistent line of focus.