Examiner of doctoral courses
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.