The Academic Commission will arrange the assignment of a Mentor and a Supervisor, responsible for advising and supervising doctoral.
Upon admission to the PhD Program, the relevant Academic Committee will assign a Mentor—a doctor with proven research experience and linked to the University—to each doctoral student.
The Mentor is responsible for the candidate´s initial counselling and supervision, in addition to fulfilling the following functions:
Upon a hearing with the doctoral student, the Doctorate Commission may, at any time during the doctorate, change his or her appointed Mentor, provided there are good reasons for doing so.
Within a maximum period of six (6) months following registration, the relevant Academic Committee will assign a Doctoral Dissertation Supervisor—who may or may not be the same person as the Mentor—to each student. This position may be assigned to any Spanish or foreign doctor with a proven track record in research.
The role of the Dissertation Supervisor includes:
Upon a hearing with the doctoral student, the Academic Committee may, at any time during the doctorate, change his or her appointed Supervisor, provided there are good reasons for doing so.
The dissertation may be co-supervised by other doctors for academic reasons, as in the case of thematic interdisciplinarity or programs implemented by ways of national or international collaboration.