Mentorship

Mentorship

The Academic Commission will arrange the assignment of a Mentor and a Supervisor, responsible for advising and supervising doctoral.

Mentorship

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:

  • Ensuring the doctoral student’s interaction with the Academic Committee of the Program.
  • Signing the commitment document establishing the functions of supervision of their doctoral students.
  • Regularly checking the Personal Activity Book of their doctoral students.
  • Reporting and endorsing the Research Plan of their doctoral students on a regular basis.
  • Assisting their doctoral students in their training process, providing information, guidance, and learning resources.
  • Complying with the Code of Good Practices adopted by CEINDO.

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.

Supervision

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:

  • Signing the commitment document establishing the functions of supervision of their doctoral students.
  • Regularly checking the Personal Activity Book of their doctoral students.
  • Reporting and endorsing the Research Plan of their doctoral students on a regular basis.
  • Ensuring that the research results of their doctoral students are fruitful and are disseminated and put to good use through, for example, communications, transfers to other research contexts or, if appropriate, marketing.
  • Issuing positive reports on the Doctoral Thesis.
  • Complying with the Code of Good Practices adopted by CEINDO.

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.

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