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Role and responsibilities of supervisors

The principal supervisor has the overall responsibility for the PhD student toward the graduate school and for the individual PhD degree programme as a whole, including the responsibility for ensuring that the planned course activities correspond to at least 30 ECTS. The co-supervisor must provide supervision in the academic field to the PhD student.

The exact distribution of supervision duties between the supervisors must be arranged in each individual case. The principal supervisor must offer thorough supervision to the PhD student on the dissertation as well as on other components of the PhD degree programme, including course participation, stay abroad and teaching duties undertaken by the PhD student.

The supervisors must in particular pay attention to the PhD student’s need for advice, interest and encouragement in regard to teaching duties. For instance, the supervisors must ensure that the PhD student is offered relevant courses, e.g. training courses on teaching and learning issues, and that these courses form part of the PhD plan.

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Revised 16.05.2017