Half-time review at the Department of Global Public Health
This page describes the process of half-time reviews for doctoral students at the Department of Global Public Health. A half-time review needs to be conducted for every doctoral student who intends to complete the doctoral education.
The aim of the half-time review is primarily to ensure that the learning outcomes for a PhD degree of doctor are well on the way to being achieved.
The half-time review should be carried out two years after admission, or when two years of full-time doctoral education or the equivalent has been completed. You and your principal supervisor are together responsible for arranging the half-time control at the department.
For information about what is required to conduct a half-time review at KI, please see the general information about half-time reviews.
1. Contact the doctoral educational administration
About 4-6 weeks before the set date for your half-time seminar, your Ladok transcript need to be reviewed by the director of doctoral education, to ensure that you meet the study requirements.
Contact the doctoral educational administration at email@example.com to forward your Ladok transcript to the director of doctoral education at the department.
2. Hand in proposal for the half-time committee
Your supervisor must propose an impartial half-time committee consisting of three senior researchers to the director of doctoral education. The members should hold a PhD, have adequate knowledge of the subject and no conflicts of interest.
The supervisor is responsible for emailing the proposal to the director of doctoral education and also:
- Describe the expertise of the committee members.
- Declare that there is no conflict of interest. For more information, please see KI’s rules regarding conflict of interest (only available in Swedish)
After the proposal the Head of Department appoints the half-time committee.
3. Submit documents to the half-time committee
Two weeks before your half-time seminar, you and your principal supervisor must submit the necessary documents to the members of the half-time committee.
For a complete list of the documents necessary to send to the committee before the seminar, please see the general information about half-time review at KI.
Please note that you need to print the protocol at half-time review (Form 5) and hand it to the half-time committee at the seminar. Find and download Form 5 at the page forms and documents for doctoral education.
4. Book a room for your seminar
You and your supervisor are responsible for booking a room for the date of your half-time seminar.
5. Announce the half-time seminar in the calendars
The seminar for your half-time review should be announced in the KI Calendar. You are responsible for contacting the Communications Officer at the department with information regarding your half-time seminar.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and specify the following:
- Your name and the title of your work/planned thesis
- Venue and address for the seminar
- Date and time
- Name of your supervisor/supervisors
6. Presentation at the seminar
Bring a printed copy of the form Protocol at half-time review (Form 5) and hand to the half-time committee during the seminar. Find and download Form 5 at the page forms and documents for doctoral education.
The seminar should start with a presentation by you and be held in English. Instructions for how to conduct the presentation can be found at the general KI page about half-time reviews.
7. Submit a review form from the seminar
After your half-time seminar; you need to submit a completed and signed original protocol from the half-time review to email@example.com for registration in Ladok.
Doctoral educational administration
Department of Global Public Health, Doctoral educational administration, Karolinska Institutet, SE-171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
Visiting adress: 3rd Floor, the Widerström building Tomtebodavägen 18A, Solna