The tutor is a member of the Faculty Board (Collegio dei docenti), belonging to the same area as the PhD Student, who monitors and supports the progress of the research and formation activity of the PhD student.
The tutor has to be informed of any change in the study plan and should possibly approve it, by sending a message to email@example.com, or suggest modifications.
The tutor may receive notifications about missions of the tutored students, and may insert notes through the PhD Manager portal. No action is specifically due.
The tutor may also act as third party to support the student solving any issue that may affect the activity of the student, including issues that may arise with the advisor.
The tutor is assigned by the Faculty Board to the student by the end of the second month from the start of his/her activity. The student is invited to suggest a tutor name by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If a tutor leaves the Faculty Board, a new one has to be assigned through an analogous procedure.
The advisor is either a DEIB professor, or in special cases an external person with an appropriate curriculum, who defines with the PhD student the topic of her/his research activity and thesis and drives the research activities of the student, for which the advisor is responsible. The advisor can be supported by one co-advisor.
The advisor is requested to integrate with research funds the annual scholarship if awarded on university funds.
At the end of each year, the advisor provides the evaluation board with an evaluation of the progress of the student’s activity, by filling in the corresponding box available from the PhD Manager on the personal POLIMI portal (Annual Review Form Evaluation). This evaluation is one of the elements the evaluation board will consider when deciding upon admission of the student to the next year or, at the end of the last year, upon submission of the PhD thesis to the external reviewers.
The advisor should propose to the Faculty Board the set of external reviewers for the student’s thesis in due time (e.g., on September 15th for candidates terminating by October 31st), by sending a message to email@example.com.
The advisor is selected by the student by the end of the second month from the start of his/her, by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org, and nominated by the Faculty Board, which, in case of external reviewers, will also evaluate the appropriateness of the curriculum.
Hereunder we refer to the general rules of PhD Programmes at Politecnico, available at http://www.dottorato.polimi.it/fileadmin/files/dottorato/normativa/Regolamento_Dottorato_di_ricerca.pdf