Contact the PhD school
Please contact the PhD school administration by phone or email the way you usually do:
Head of the PhD School:
Associate professor Peter Møller Juhl
Tel.: 6550 7423
Vice Head of the PhD School:
Heidi Lundbeck Nielsen
Tel.: 6550 7433
Dorte Frølund Kromann
Tel.: 6550 8647
Karina T. Therkildsen
Tel.: 6550 3540
Extensions of enrollment
If the conditions during the lock-down has caused substantial delay in your PhD, please refer to the PhD school rules for information on how to apply for extension of submission deadline. For questions regarding employment matters and salary please contact your department.
Submission of PhD thesis
During the lock-down it is possible to hand in the PhD thesis digitally. The PhD school will share the thesis with the evaluation committee members through Nextcloud. Please contact the PhD school at PhD@tek.sdu.dk for instructions and an agreement on the procedure.
During the COVID-19 lock-down, the PhD defense will happen digitally, or be postponed by agreement between the PhD school and the author of the thesis. The deadline for handing in the thesis for the evaluation and defense is unchanged.
The PhD school will have direct communication with PhD students, whose evaluation and defense are scheduled to take place during the lock-down.
As stipulated in the PhD order, the PhD student or author must be given the opportunity to present the PhD thesis to the members of the assessment committee and the general public. The faculty rules and procedure for the evaluation and defense apply.
The defense is advertised by the PhD school in "Ingeniøren" with information on how the general public can gain access to the digital defense. The department advertises the defense via the usual distribution channels and include information on how to gain access to the digital defense.
A digital defense must be held the following way:
- The defence must be live-streamed and be accessible via a secure IT platform.
- The assessment committee must be given the opportunity to put questions directly to the PhD student/author via the video meeting.
- The audience must also be given the opportunity to participate actively in the defence, i.e. put questions to the author, e.g. via a chat function.
- The chair of the defence is to ensure that the digital defence adhere to the faculty rules and procedure. If not, the defence must be paused or suspended.
These stipulations will apply until the end of the lock-down. The department is responsible for assigning one person (e.g. the chair of the defence) to be in charge of moderating the defense on the chosen platform, e.g. switch on/off of the microphone and camera and tend to the comments/questions in the chat feed. For questions regarding technical issues please contact SDU IT service.Please consult the various online guides for using Zoom or Skype for the purpose.
If the conditions during the lock-down has caused changes regarding the course activities that were approved for your PhD study, please refer to the PhD school rules on how to apply for changing course activities by submitting an exemption application.
If the conditions during the lock-down has caused changes regarding the knowledge dissemination activities that were approved for your PhD study, please refer to the PhD school rules on how to apply for changing knowledge dissemination activities by submitting an exemption application.
Change of research environment
If the conditions during the lock-down has caused substantial changes regarding the venue for the change of research environment, please refer to the PhD school rules on how to apply for changing the venue by submitting an exemption application.
During the lock-down all meetings and evaluations will happen digitally, using mail, Skype or Zoom.