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To ensure the best academic supervision, you as a PhD student are assigned two supervisors: a principal supervisor and a co-supervisor. In connection with your enrolment, the Head of PhD School appoints a principal supervisor and a co-supervisor on the recommendation of the Head of Department.

If you are a PhD student under the Industrial PhD scheme, a principal supervisor must be appointed from the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, as well as a co-supervisor who is affiliated with the company where you are employed. The co-supervisor must have business-relevant research experience within the subject area in question.

The Head of PhD School can give dispensation from the requirement for two supervisors if there are academic reasons for this.

Read more about your supervisors obligations and your own obligations.

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Last Updated 15.03.2024