PhD progress management

Every student selects a thesis committee within the first year of their PhD. The thesis committee is formed by two people, one being a senior member of the CRC-TR. A formal Doctoral Agreement will be prepared and signed by the student and the thesis committee at the beginning of the PhD. Besides regular supervision meetings with her/his supervisor, students of the IRTG have a yearly formal meeting with the thesis committee to discuss the progress of the doctoral work. In preparation of the meeting, the students will submit a progress report to the thesis committee. During the meeting students will have to explain their work in a short presentation, followed by a thorough discussion of the progress report in relation to the goals set in the previous formal meeting or at the beginning of the doctoral studies. During the meeting, a list of goals for the next year will also be identified and inserted in the final report of the meeting.