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Guidelines for good supervision of the Doctoral Candidates

More orientation and reliability: The newly published guidelines contain, among other things, a check list for supervision.

 

A nationwide study has indicated that 37 percent of doctoral candidates surveyed were either moderately satisfied or dissatisfied with their doctoral supervisor. Yet the quality of support these advisors provide on the road to a dissertation plays a major role and can prove decisive for the success or termination of an attempt to get a Ph.D. The University of Freiburg is aiming to strengthen the relationship of both parties by creating more objectivity, transparence, and commitment. The new guidelines are among the tools for doing this.

The article can be accessed here: "A successful Route to the Ph.D."