Examiner of doctoral courses

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Guidelines for course examiner

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

Affiliated examiners

An affiliated person can not exercise authority on behalf of KI. In the event that an affiliated person is to perform assignments as an examiner on a course, he/she shall be be emplyed as an adjunct teacher/adjunct during the time period of the course, i.e. the same period for which the examiner is appointed.

Read more at the page Affiliates and scholars (see link named Examination - affiliates).

The examiner's role in Ladok

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. Please see How does the new Ladok-system affect you as an employee at KI?

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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