Who mentors the PhD candidates?

Learn more about our supervisors here

The PhD program is built on our new, multi-level mentoring system, consisting of one of ten main supervisors, a thesis advisory committee and post-doctoral fellows in our labs.

The main supervisor is one of the ten faculty members and s/he provides the scientific environment to implement the research and s/he helps improve the student's communication skills by providing feedback on all her/his presentations.

Moreover, the thesis advisory committee (TAC) is the key improvement; it is composed of the supervisor and two researchers (one of which should be a faculty member) and meets 3 times during the PhD period, evaluating the PhD candidate's progress, giving external advice and support to student and supervisor, and helps to resolve possible conflicts between students and supervisor.

In addition the program is drawing on the support of fellow students to help the junior researchers enrolled in the program integrate into specific labs, and into scientific and social life at both universities.

And not to forget about the administrative support from our coordinator who guides the students thoroughly through the PhD process.