The management

The graduate school management has the overall responsibility for the graduate school and the education of PhD students within the school’s research fields. 

The Head of the Graduate School

The Head of the Graduate School, who is appointed by the Dean, undertakes responsibility for the graduate school and the education of PhD students within the school's research areas.

The Head of the Graduate School must be a recognised researcher and must, to a relevant extent, have experience with education. The operational (day-to-day) management is carried out through the HE PhD Administration.

The Head of the Graduate School must collaborate with the Dean and the Heads of Department through the appointed bodies and represents the PhD degree programme externally.

The Head of the Graduate School must also set the framework for the PhD education, including maintaining and improving the quality of the PhD programmes, and ensuring an increase in the number of enrolments for the time being. These tasks are addressed in collaboration and consultation with the PhD Committee.

Furthermore, the Head of the Graduate School has the following tasks in accordance with the Danish University Act:

  • Approval of PhD courses in consultation with the PhD committee
  • Appointment of PhD main supervisors in accordance with university rules and regulations
  • Final approval of evaluations and changes in PhD study programmes on the basis of recommendations by representatives of the academic staff on the PhD committee
  • Determination of responsibilities of the individual Graduate Programmes
  • Disposition of budgetary resources allocated to the graduate school
  • Final decision on employment and (termination of) enrolment of PhD students
  • To evaluate the graduate school’s activities on an ongoing basis in consultation with the PhD committee