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 supervising PhD candidates admitted to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences, UiO.


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. 

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. 


There is no required reading before the seminar, but should you want to come prepared, you may want to take a look at the list below beforehand. However, after the PhD seminar we expect you will want to read the below mentioned documents with much enthusiasm!

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 February 10th 2022 (Norwegian) (registration closed)
Register for the seminar October 26th 2022 (English)

Seminar program

Seminar program (Norwegian, example program from a previous seminar)

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 Apr. 29, 2022 12:03 PM