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LACDR PhD Portal


The purpose of PhD education is to provide you with personal skills and skills related to your professional discipline. The education program for each PhD candidate comprises a mandatory part and an optional part.

1. Courses on personal skills - your mandatory part:

  • Graduate School Faculty of Science courses:
    • Introductory meeting (0 EC)
    • Integrity: “Scientific Conduct" (0,18 EC = 5 h)
    • Scientific writing: “Communication in Science” (2,1 EC = 60 h)
    • Personal effectiveness: “Time management, Self management” (0,6 EC = 16 h)
    • Personal skills: “Effective Communication” (0,32 EC = 9h)

For more information see the website of the Graduate school of Science.

2. Courses on professional skills - your optional part: 

EC points

You have to collect a minimum of 10 EC points for education during four years. One EC point refers to 28 hours of education. This number of EC points is divided into 5 EC (140h) points for courses in personal skills and 5 EC points (140h) for skills related to professional discipline.

The total program of courses needs approval from the individual PhD Advisory Committee (PAC).  You are responsible for keeping a record of the courses you have successfully completed. Individual adjustments are possible after consultation PAC.

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