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Good supervision

... is an essential element for a successful doctorate. IAMO is committed to ensure professional and respectful working relationships in an interdisciplinary and international environment.

Each doctoral researcher concludes a supervision agreement with the core supervision team at the latest three months after acceptance in the network of doctoral researchers. It defines the corner stones of the doctoral project, outlines the terms of supervision and clarifies the roles and responsibilities of the doctoral researcher and each member of the core supervision team.

Usually, a Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC) is also established in the first 6 months of the doctoral project. The key purpose of the TAC is to improve the quality of the thesis project by extending supervision beyond the core team. The TAC’s role is to provide guidance and feedback during the doctoral studies, monitor the progress of the thesis, secure achievement of the goals of the doctoral project, resolve conflicts, and to support career planning. It meets at least annually for a transparent review of the progress of the doctoral thesis.