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Information for PhD students admitted after January 2018

◄ 6. Annual follow-up

► NEXT 8. Dissertation

General information: Half-time review

A half-time review shall be conducted for each doctoral student planning to take a doctoral degree. The main supervisor and the doctoral student are responsible for and will take the initiative in organising the half-time review.

How to report?

1. APPLICATION: shall be sent 1 month before the seminar to:
Kseniya Hartvigsson, Tomtebodavägen 18A plan 5

Application to the Halftime board shall be sent 2 weeks before the seminar.

2. Half-time seminar should be advertised - contact Åsa Malmquist and inform her about following: title, your name, your research group, place, time, supervisors, half-time review board, brief description (optional)

The PhD student / supervisor is responsible for booking room for the seminar and that half-time seminar advertised on the KI website.

After proposal by the supervisor, the Director of Doctoral education will appoint a board consisting of three researchers with adequate knowledge of the subject and who are independent from the project and have obtained a doctoral degree. The board, together with the supervisors and the doctoral student, shall assess the prospects of the project leading to a doctoral degree and propose any necessary changes to the individual study plan.

​3. PROTOCOL: after completing half-time, the protocol shall be sent to:
Kseniya Hartvigsson, Tomtebodavägen 18A plan 5

It is important that the protocol completely filled at the seminar - when board members are still in place. See the attached example.

It is the supervisor's responsibility to ensure that members fully fill in the fields where comments and recommendations required. It is not enough to respond with an OK, then this indicates the degree of approval. The protocol should be a guide on how the learning outcomes are met and if anything needs to be changed.

When applying for dissertation examines the Dissertation Committee halftime protocol to ensure that the seminar is completed, that the study plan and ethical guidelines are followed, and if the recommendation of follow-up is needed.

Inadequate signed declaration will be returned for completion.

Why? The purpose is to assess progress in the doctoral training and to give advice for future directions. Focus should be degree of attainment of learning outcomes.



Doctoral education Administrator


Kseniya Hartvigsson

Telefon: 08-524 832 37
Enhet: Central administration

Prefect assistant, contact for announcements and archiving


Åsa Malmquist

Telefon: 08-524 832 92
Enhet: Central administration

Director of Doctoral education


Ingrid Skelton Kockum

Telefon: 08-517 762 58
Enhet: Neuro Kockum