Examiner of doctoral courses
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
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?