Hear about the changes in the PhD policy from the Rector (PhD policy meeting 19 February 2014).
Why are changes in PhD policy necessary?
Strong growth of PhD students demands better monitoring, guidance and planning.
Quality assurance is an issue and the outside world is taking an interest. Above, international developments demand similar treatment.
Implications of new policy
New registration system
New registration system for all PhD students and a PhD Charter which regulates all rights and responsibilities for the whole trajectory.
Introduction to a qualifier
Go/no go decision for the candidate after 1 year
After first year qualifier a promotor is formally appointed
Uniform way of quality and progress of training and supervision
Implementation of the new policy and the system ProDoc in 2014
Design principles of the system ProDoc
Timeline PhD-trajectory from 2014 onwards
External PhD students
Is it still possible to have external PhD students?
Physical place requirements:
Are there any requirements on the physcial place where PhD students do their project?
Why is the promotor now assigned after one year?
Norms for giving extension to the trajectory