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Education The Faculty Graduate Schools Graduate School of Science and Engineering How to obtain a PhD position About a PhD project

Framework of a PhD project

A PhD project in the Graduate School of Science and Engineering occurs in an organizational setting in which four parties contribute to the project’s overall quality:

1. Research group

Each PhD student works as part of a research group composed of one or more professors working on related scientific topics. The research group is the PhD student’s scientific home during the four-year thesis research period

2. Research institute

Each research group belongs to one of the faculty's thirteen research institutes

3. Research schools

Research schools are local or national organizations for graduate education and research, focusing on a particular research topic

4. Graduate School

The Graduate School of Science and Engineering covers all administrative functions, oversees the process leading up to a thesis defence, organises and facilitates trainings via the PhD Academy, and serves as a central point of inquiry for all matters that are not directly related to research.

Last modified:26 June 2020 11.08 a.m.