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Reporting of progress

The § 9 in the Regulations for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) at the University of Oslo states:

"During the admission period, the PhD candidate and appointed supervisors shall annually submit separate, written progress reports. The reports shall be submitted to and approved by the faculty."


During the period when you have admission to the PhD programme, you and your appointed supervisors shall submit annual progress reports. Progress reporting is a key element in our follow-up of PhD candidates, and enables us to help you with any problems you may have at the earliest possible stage. It is a key element in the Faculty’s quality assurance process for PhD education. 

You and your supervisor(s) provide separate reports, and you do not read each other’s reports. Your report will be read by your Head of Department, the Head of Office in your department, the Faculty PhD Coordinator and the Programme Council for Research Education (PFF). The reports are treated confidentially.

On the basis of the progress reports from you and your supervisor(s), your department will provide a written report to the Faculty detailing your progression, possible problems and the steps the department is taking to follow up on any issues. The reports from all the departments will subsequently be put before PFF.


Published Oct. 8, 2015 12:36 PM - Last modified Jan. 22, 2020 4:04 PM