Quality work in a broader sense is a natural part of daily activities, because the university as a whole is characterised by a conscientious quality culture. Teachers, researchers and other staff, as well as doctoral students and other students, are expected and encouraged to contribute to quality work as a common concern.
Follow-Up, Development Work and Evaluation
The organisation for doctoral education creates a clear structure for continuous and coherent follow-up and well-coordinated development work with regard to the education programme as a whole. In the first instance, responsibility for this lies with the Directors of Doctoral Studies and the Subject Area Director, with the support of the Heads of Department and the relevant Subject Councils and the Board of Supervisors. Each year, the Subject Area Director shall present a comprehensive follow-up and evaluation of the activities from a quality perspective, according to criteria set by the Research and Education Board.
Continuous follow-up and feedback are conducted through course evaluations within the doctoral education programme. Via the Board of Supervisors, a problem inventory is regularly carried out, which, through the Subject Area Director’s coopted membership on the Research Committee, is then shared with the Research and Education Board. If measures are required in terms of resources or administrative decisions, the Subject Area Director addresses these issues with the Research Director.
Doctoral studies are also covered by the regular university-wide joint follow-up process. In this process, which entails university-wide objectives and risks, staffing, finances and efficiency, as well as issues related to quality, the Research Director has a collective reporting responsibility for doctoral studies.