Supervising PhD students (Forskarhandledarutbildningen)
The university offers the course Supervising PhD students (Forskarhandledarutbildningen) in both Swedish and English. The English course runs in spring semesters. The course is aimed at employees at the university and Region Örebro County but we also welcome external applicants.
The course Supervising PhD students is not included in the 10 weeks of university teaching courses required for employment as lecturer or above at Örebro University.
The purpose of the course is collegial development of knowledge about research supervision and to contribute to the development of a good supervisory and postgraduate culture at the university.
The course comprises two parts or perspectives. One is the public mission of PhD study in Sweden; that is, the role the development of research plays in society and the public domain and how it is regulated both nationally by the Higher Education Act and Ordinance and locally at Örebro University. The other is the educational mission of the PhD supervisor, and more precisely the challenges, opportunities and problems that he or she faces in the supervision context.
Credits and attendance
The course is planned to cover 120 hours of work includes six full-day teaching sessions and another nine days of independent work on the course tasks.
Course dates spring semester 2023:
Wednesday 1 March, 10.15-16.00, on campus
Thursday 2 March, 09.15-16.00, on campus
Tuesday 21 March, 09.15-16.00, online
Thursday 20 April, 09.15-16.00, online
Monday 22 May, 10.15-16.00, on campus
Thursday 23 May, 09.15-16.00, on campus
NB! The course is offered in English during spring semesters and Swedish in autumn semesters.
Eligibility and selection
Eligible applicants must hold a valid doctoral degree.
Applicants are offered a place on the course on a first-come, first-served basis provided a complete application has been submitted which the applicant’s head or director has approved. Note that the application may close before the deadline if the course fills up. In case of too few applicants the course may be cancelled.
Please note that you must be able to attend the first two days of the course in full in order to be accepted onto the course. The remaining four sessions may be made up for at another time within two years from the starting semester.
Employees at Örebro University:
4 000 sek excluding VAT
10 000 sek excluding VAT
The course fee will be invoiced after the deadline for registration for the course. In the event of cancellation after the last day of registration or an interruption of the course, no refund will be made.