Every year your work will be evaluated by the PhD board of professors.
At the end of each year, each PhD student receives an e-mail containing the instructions about the documentation to be provided online. This will include a report on the yearly activity. Advisors and tutors receive analogous instructions for their side, namely, to provide notes about the yearly activity.
An oral presentation is due at the end of the first and second year, only.
During the presentation, PhD student will be asked to show:
- the progress of the major research activities;
- the work plan;
- the exam evaluations;
- teaching activities.
The yearly evaluation might be passed with the admission to the next year (with a mark from A to D) or may turn out in the admission to the same year (repetition), or in the termination of the PhD activity.
At the end of the third year the oral presentation is not due. Basing upon the presented documents, whose drafts are available in the "Thesis
" tab, a committee will evaluate the activity of the candidate within the last 15 days of the PhD period, and may suggest to the PhD Board to admit the student to send the thesis to the advisors, to admit the student to a fourth year, or to prevent the candidate to continue the PhD activity.
Basing upon the proposal of the Committee, the PhD Board may nominate in the last 15 days of the PhD period the two external reviewers provided by the advisor to the secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org
). The advisor, at that time, should have already obtained the availability of the reviewers to perform the review in due time. The nomination is communicated to the reviewers in the following days, they will receive from the candidate the final draft of the thesis, and will have to produce a review within 30 days from the communication.
The student is responsible to make the reviewers sending their feedback to the secretariat, who will send them instructions, within 30 days from the nomination.
Reviewers can ask to delay the discussion of the thesis up to 6 months, to complete it and fix issues.
A final discussion of the thesis is done within 4 months from the end of the PhD, in front of a committee including an internal professor (e.g., the advisor of one of the students evaluated by the committee) and two external professors. In the Committee cannot be included both the advisor and a reviewer for any student.