IBR offers the Global PhD as integrated partner of Kairos University, Sioux Falls, SD, United States. In this collaboration, Kairos University awards graduates with the degree Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Affiliated Professors of Kairos University conduct the Global PhD and mentor Global PhD researchers.

Kairos University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, recognised by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in the US. Nationally, it is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ats).

United States university degrees, accredited by one of the six regional accreditation agencies in the US, are recognised internationally. The Global PhD is work-integrated, allowing international researchers to give back to their home country with the results of their work.