A committee nominated by the PMB formulated the new accreditation standards for Joint Doctoral Degrees, according to the Proposal, on the basis of the LHE and the best EU practice, including both teaching and research parts of the studies. The final text is presented at the Project Site and in the book “From Doctoral Studies to Doctoral Schools“, Chapter IX, and the related Appendix. These standards were evaluated and adopted by the CAQA and CONUS. The proposal of new standards was addressed to the NCHE. After detailed considerations, the NCHE adopted the proposed standards March 27th, 2017. so that they became official bylaws in the Republic of Serbia.