Doctoral Programme in Health, Educational and Social Sciences
• The coordinators of doctoral programmes are named by the rector. They must be full time PhD professors permanently associated with the UdG, who have had at least two recognised periods of research activity, in accordance with Royal Decree 1086/1989, have supervised at least two doctoral theses or have comparable qualifications, and are associated with one of the programme’s lines of research.
The competences of the coordinators of a doctoral programme are:
a) Assist and advise the students applying to enter the doctoral programme.
b) Update information about the doctoral programme’s lines of research and the list of researchers associated with each one.
c) Manage the resources assigned to the doctoral programme, in accordance with the Academic Committee.
e) Coordinate monitoring and administration activities related to obtaining academic excellence awards.
f) Collaborate with the other doctoral programme coordinators, under the coordination of the School of Doctoral Studies, on issues of joint interest.
g) Any other responsibility that the current legislation or the director or the management committee of the School assigns them.
• The Academic Committee of the doctoral programme is the multi-member body that is responsible for coordinating the doctoral programme and taking decisions that affect how it is developed.
The Committee is composed of:
a) The coordinator of the doctoral programme, who also acts as the president of the committee.
b) A maximum of five active researchers associated with the programme’s lines of research and proposed by the programme coordinator, according to UdG regulations.
c) A maximum of three researchers associated with the programme’s lines of research and nominated by the programme coordinator and belonging to research centres or institutions outside the UdG. The research activity of each member should surpass or be equal to that which would be considered normal for an active researcher according to criteria established by the UdG.
The competences of the Academic Committee of the doctoral programme are:
- Determine the maximum allowable number of researchers in training in each line of research.
- Establish the procedures for assigning experienced researchers to be doctoral thesis supervisors.
- Update the list of experienced researchers who can supervise doctoral theses in the programme.
- Admit students to the research period of the programme and assign them places in the lines of research, in accordance with the established criteria.
- Authorise the registration of the thesis title and annual programme registration renewals.
- Assign thesis supervisors to researchers in training, once they have been admitted to the programme.
- Assign thesis tutors to researchers in training within six months of the students being admitted to the programme. The tutor may or may not be the same person as the thesis supervisor.
- Authorise the co-supervision of the doctoral thesis by two or more doctors, at the legitimate request of the researcher in training and the thesis supervisor. This authorization can be revoked if, in the opinion of the Academic Committee, co-supervision will not improve the development of the thesis.
- Change the thesis supervisor assigned to a researcher in training, at the legitimate request of the researcher in training or the supervisor.
- Carry out annual review of the activities of all the researchers in training during the development of their doctoral theses.
- Authorise, at the reasonable request of the researcher in training, and after having consulted the thesis supervisor, part-time completion of the doctoral thesis.
- Authorise, at the reasonable request of the researcher in training, and after having consulted the thesis supervisor, a one- or two-year extension of the date for the defence of the thesis.
- Authorise, for and at the reasonable request of the researcher in training, and after having consulted with the thesis supervisor, a temporary leave of absence from the doctoral programme for one year, with the possibility of extending it for two.
- Propose experts to review doctoral theses.
- Authorise or deny the defence of doctoral theses.
- Nominate the examination boards for doctoral theses and designate a president and a secretary from among its members.
- Award "cum laude" honours to doctoral theses worthy of the designation, based on reports of the thesis supervisor(s) and members of the examination boards, following the established procedures.
- Any other responsibility that the current legislation or the management committee of the School of Doctoral Studies assigns them.