The research project is the core of the PhD programme. It is through planning, completion and reporting of an original research work that the PhD student achieves both experience with and documentation of the ability to perform research at a high, international level.
PhD research projects must be well planned and scientifically well-founded. The project must be of a quality and relevance that gives the PhD student material for 2-3 articles to be published in international scientific journals that are peer-reviewed (or other type of publication of a corresponding quality and extent).
The research project should be well-outlined and of an extent that corresponds to three years full time studies. During the study periode the student must also complete courses and knowledge dissemination as well as writing the thesis. In practice, this means that the extent of the research project must correspond to two years of full-time employment.