Rules for PhD students at IDI

0. General info on rules for PhD study at IDI.

By the Research Committee at IDI, edited by Reidar Conradi, 30 Nov. 2004;
revised for midterm evaluation 30. nov. 2006.

1. Conditions of intake to a PhD study at IDI.

1A. All conditions C0, C1 and C2 must be fulfilled.
(RC: C2 has been modified by IME on 24.Nov.04):

For "borderline" applicants:
if there is justified uncertainty about the adequacy of an applicant's formal competence or exam marks (conditions C0-C2), the Research Committee at IDI/IME must be consulted to pre-accept such an applicant. That is, we cannot use the normal procedure of first letting an applicant start as a PhD fellow, and then apply for intake to the PhD-study -- with a high risk of being rejected for such a study. This is especially relevant for applicants with foreign exam papers or with possibly "non-matching" backgrounds. For instance, IDI has earlier demanded at least 120 Sp (two years) of informatics studies as a qualifying background.

1B. Plan for PhD qualifier courses ("Plan for opplæringsdelen"), point #8 in a PhD-study application.

I.e. for IDI: usually three "DR" courses from the PhD course catalog, one rather free course, plus the "DR" course DT8108 IT-emner.

The conditions 1A and 1B above shall be met in a PhD-study application, ensuring that the Research Committee at the IME faculty can process the application without delay.

2. Research plans and midterm reviews.

There are three steps:

3. Compulsory Web page for each PhD student.

Each PhD student shall have her/his own Web page (home page) at IDI. This Web page shall be established within 1 month after the PhD-study application has been approved, and by 20. Dec. 2004 for any full-time PhD student at IDI.

The Web page shall be accessible in English, and at least contain a short CV, an updated publication list and a research plan. Hint: reuse some of the material under point 2 above. Also look at your fellow PhD students's Web pages for inspiration. We are not speaking of fancy presentations etc., just basic information for mutual benefit.

File: http://www.idi.ntnu.no/grupper/su/idi-phd-rules-30nov04.html.
By Reidar Conradi, last changed 7.Dec.06.