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1 One SLU – one PhD education Lotta Hansson Lena Andersson-Eklund PhD education day, January 16, 2013

2 New Ordinance of Higher Education (högskoleförordning) 2006, introducing three levels of higher education and specified objectives for each degree (learning outcomes) Revision 2011 based on Bill 2009/10:149 Academia for this day and age – greater freedom for universities and other higher education institutions (Autonomireformen) More freedom for universities mainly concerning internal organisation and forms of employment Background, Autonomy Project

3 conducted on the basis of SLUs vision and operational concept (vision och verksamhetsidé) intended to contribute to: - improved quality of operations (world-class) - harmonization and transparency - greater efficiency in all operations - easing internal collaboration - greater attractiveness to the best students and staff - greater pride in SLU - an organisation in harmony with other universities the doctoral education harmonized in order to: i) contribute to one SLU ii) get a quality assured system with tools for planning & documentation iii) simplify rules and increase efficiency in administration iv) integrate learning outcomes in planning and follow-up v) contribute to a good academic study environment The Autonomy Project at SLU

4 Research schools available for all PhD-students, funding and follow-up at university level Admission regulations for third-cycle (doctoral) education revised - doctoral grants (utbildningsbidrag) not permitted - strict terms for personal scholarships & min SEK per month - certificates of top candidates checked by SUS - always on-site visit by the top candidate before admission - a doctoral student who has been awarded a Licentiate degree must apply in competition for an advertised place to continue his/her studies for a PhD Achievements PhD education

5 New guidelines for third-cycle (doctoral) education - common mile-stones for planning and follow up - common template for Individual Study Plan, ISP - minimum requirements for supervisors, extent and quality of theses - common rules for examination Achievements PhD edu. (contd) The new guidelines describes what to do, not how to do it, and the faculties still hold the responsibility for the quality of the education but.. Best practices of implementation needs to be developed and.. Research environment SupervisionGuidelinesCoursesxxx..


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