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1 Doctoral (training) regulations Infosession Doc.Tr.Pr. 19 October 2011

2 Fundamentals Phd accomplished in 4 years Starting point = starting point of your appointment as Phd-scholar Consequently : – Strict timing for Phd-proposals – Strict progress-control (guidance-committee) – Size of the Phd is limited – Doctoral Training Program is downsized

3 Doctoral proposal Within the 1st year : submit proposal Within the first 20 months : obtain a positive advice of the doctoral committee – Extension of your scholarship Most scholarships : (bursalen) Wetenschappelijk medewerkers : Extension = decided on by the board of the faculty (bestuur) (advice of DC) Progress of the Phd is just one of the factors taken into account

4 Guidance committee and progress-control 1 st year: progress-control = Phd proposal 2 nd year : Doctoral seminar attended by your guidance committee From 3 th year on : written report to your promotor and the DC Year in wich you obtain your Phd (usually 4 th year) : no report needed

5 Size of a Doctoral thesis In general to words (Footnotes inclusive) Times new roman 12p.; line spacing 1 = 500 to 600 words/page  200 to 320 pages Times new roman 12p.; line spacing 1,5 = 400 to 500 words/page  250 to 400 pages

6 Doctoral Training Program New structure: – Truncus communis – Additional part

7 Timeline submit doct. Prop. submit prop. Doct. Tr. First extension Positive advice within 20 months Second extension Doctoral seminar Written report Public defence Certificate of the doctoral training

8 Questions? Website !!! Infosession by Prof. Van Overwalle concerning the submittal of a Phd-proposal Delegation : – Joost Huysmans – Pieter Brulez Doc. Tr. Pr. – Prof. Stijns (Law) – Prof. Aertsen (Criminologie)


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