Seminar for PhD supervisors

Every semester, the Faculty holds a seminar on the supervision of doctoral students. The PhD programme board has decided that participation is compulsory for all PhD supervisors at the Faculty.


The aim of the seminar is to prepare participants for the role of supervisor and to provide insight into the responsibilities that it entails. Participants will be given a solid grounding on the rules pertaining to doctoral supervision and on how to deal with different educational phases and problems, along with ample opportunity for discussion. 


  • Supervision; roles, responsibilities and expectations
  • Research ethics
  • The relationship between the PhD candidate and supervisor 


The course will run from 09:15 - 15:00. You are expected to do some reading in advance.

Eligibility and selection

The seminar is compulsory for PhD supervisors at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Exemption will be given to supervisors who have completed Link's Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (150 hours), with the elective module in Research Supervision, in 2016 or later. 

Number of participants

The maximum number of participants per seminar is 25. 

Seminar dates and place

The seminars will be given once every autumn and once every spring. The seminars will be held at Blindern or i Zoom. 



Register for the seminar October 19th 2021 (English)

Seminar program

Reading list, preparations and seminar program (Norwegian, for the seminar Feb 2021)

Reading list, preparations and seminar program (English, example program from a previous seminar)

The seminar is organized by the Faculty of Social Sciences. 

Published Feb. 1, 2019 10:14 PM - Last modified Feb. 23, 2021 8:44 AM