Examiner of doctoral courses

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According to the Higher Education Ordinance, the university shall appoint an examiner to set grades upon completion of a course.

At KI, it has not previously been strictly regulated who may be an examiner of a doctoral course or how this examiner will be appointed. The Board of Doctoral Education has (12 June, 2017) decided as follows:

  • The head of the course responsible department is delegated the right to appoint examiners for doctoral courses. The head can, if he/she wishes, delegate this right of decision to someone else.
  • The following applies from 1 January 2018:
    - Examiners of doctoral courses must have a doctoral degree
    - There must be a written decision on appointed examiners
    - The course director, if other than the examiner, should have a doctoral degree, but it is not mandatory

In new Ladok, introduced during the autumn 2017, the examiners will be a new group of users, since the examination has to be done directly in the system. Therefore, the department responsible for the course, has to provide the Ladok administration with a list of appointed examiners. 

See also New Ladok and how it affects doctoral courses.


Administrative officer

Anna Gustafsson

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 860 18
E-mail: anna.gustafsson@ki.se

Chair of the Course and programme committee

Lennart Nilsson

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 810 99
E-mail: Lennart.Nilsson@ki.se

Vice chair of the Course and programme committee

Lena Von Koch

E-mail: Lena.Von.Koch@ki.se

Coordinator of doctoral education

Ingeborg van der Ploeg

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 867 00
E-mail: Ingeborg.Van.Der.Ploeg@ki.se

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