Doctoral committee

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All D-BIOL doctoral students are required to have a doctoral committee. Members of the doctoral committee must be listed on the title page of the research proposal.

The doctoral committee must be composed of:

  • official thesis supervisor (D-BIOL Professor)
  • immediate supervisor (if applicable)
  • two additional professors or senior scientists:
         - generally at least a professor or Privatdozent from the D-BIOL
         - one who is independent and not from the Institute of the official thesis supervisor

The doctoral committee will meet for at least the following meetings:

  1. for the approval of the research proposal (before it is forwarded to the D-BIOL)
  2. approximately two years after the commencement of the project
  3. towards the end of the doctorate

For the second and third meeting, doctoral students must prepare a brief report.  Other meetings may be held at the request of the doctoral candidate or his/her respective supervisor.

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