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Supervision of PhD students


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Students must identify the supervisor and, where applicable, co-supervisors, together with the Dissertation Committee (DC) during the program 1st year, preferably before the end of the 1st semester. This process is supposed to start at the preparation stage of applying to the program and must be concluded as soon as possible, so that the student concentrates in his/her research activity.

The supervisors (and co-supervisors) are primarily responsible for assisting students with course selection and other academic affairs in the early part of their enrollment in the doctoral program. Once the student has started working with them, the supervisors (and co-supervisors) will become the student's primary academic advisors.

The thesis advisors, together with the DC, are expected to provide guidance relevant to research and progress towards completion of the dissertation. The importance that this description places on the task of PhD supervision, justifies that particular attention must be given to this function. It also justifies the rule that one experienced researcher, with recognized track record in terms of publications and supervising history, will be assigned as single supervisor or as co-supervisor in the cases where a younger faculty/research member is involved. This important requirement is considered as a way to achieve high levels of scientific quality and promote the growing involvement of younger researchers in the activities of supervising with due recognition of their effort.