a) Doctoral candidates receive a student ID and activities card.
b) In the context of their graduate education, doctoral candidates must assist in the teaching of courses in their area of research (including laboratory and tutorial sessions, exam pre-grading and others), under the supervision of their thesis advisor. Candidates must be physically present at the University for at least fifteen (15) hours per week over at least three (3) consecutive days, participating in educational and research activities under the supervision of their thesis advisor and the other two (2) members of their three-member advisory committee, for the purpose of gaining experience which will be useful for their later development as scientists.
c) Doctoral candidates must – at all times during their graduate studies and up to the thesis defense – offer their services in the supervision of final exams, according to the department’s needs and based on the supervision schedule which is arranged by the department at the beginning of each exam period. Candidates which are unable to supervise an exam to which they have been assigned are responsible for finding an alternate and informing the faculty member responsible for the exam.
d) Candidates must attend the seminars organized by the Department of Applied Informatics, and any other seminars as directed by their supervisor.
e) Unjustified non-compliance with or non-acceptance of the obligations outlined above will result in the referral of the candidate to the faculty assembly for possible dismissal from the Ph.D. program. The referral may be initiated either by the supervising committee, or by the department chair, upon the latter becoming aware of a breach of the obligations described above.
f) These regulations apply for all who gain Doctoral candidate status after the regulations’ approval. The three-member advisory committees of existing doctoral candidates will decide, on a case-by-base basis, if each candidate will be subject to the new regulations.