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.

By Reidar Conradi, last changed 7.Dec.06.