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. All those currently registered as supervisors in the programme must take the one-day seminar by autumn 2020.


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
  • Formal requirements and regulations at Faculty of Social Sciences and UiO
  • Research ethics
  • Feedback on written texts
  • The relationship between the PhD candidate and supervisor – «The difficult talks»


The course will run from 09:15 - 16:00. You are expected to prepare two short texts in advance and bring to the course. 

Eligibility and selection

The course 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 course is 25. 

Course dates and place

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


March 10  - Cancelled 
October 21st (English) - Register for the October 21st seminar now

Seminar program

Reading list, preparations and seminar program

Litteraturliste, forberedelser og seminarprogram på norsk (in Norwegian)

The seminar is organized by LINK and in conjuction with the Faculty of Social Sciences. 

Published Feb. 1, 2019 10:14 PM - Last modified Feb. 18, 2020 10:04 AM