Compulsory seminars

During their training, PhD students present their thesis work in three public seminars.

Research proposal and planning seminar

After approximately a quarter of the training period, PhD students must write a research proposal which will be presented and discussed at a public seminar.

1. The research proposal contains:

  • problem definition
  • clarification of the purpose and goals
  • background and significance of research
  • methodology and research plan
  • expected results

2. Appoint a discussion leader (senior researcher outside the supervisory group)

3. Send the research proposal (a PDF-file), the name of the discussion leader and date and time at least two weeks before the seminar to:

styrgrupp.forskarutbildning.it@his.se
forskarhandledare.informationsteknologi@his.se
doktorand.informationsteknologi@his.se

4. Document the comments and statements by using the minutes template (see under "Further resources") and attach it to the individual study plan.

5. After successfully completing the seminar:

The main supervisor certifies that his/her PhD student can be moved up the wage ladder (Click here for instructions)

Publish the research proposal as a report in DiVA:

  • Log into DiVA and choose to create an entry under the publication type "Report". Register relevant information by following these instructions: https://www.his.se/en/Intranet/Content/Research/Library/DiVA/
  • In the field "Note" (not "Internal note"), enter one of the following: research/thesis proposal, PhD programme, the University of Skövde

Thesis proposal and halftime seminar

After about half of the training period, a longer thesis proposal is presented and discussed at a public seminar. The seminar will be held when the main structure and content of the PhD thesis is well planned and documented.

1. The thesis proposal contains

  • achieved research results
  • published material and planned manuscript
  • draft of the thesis introductory chapter
  • commenced analysis and planning of the remaining work

2. Appoint a discussion leader (senior researcher, not affiliated with the University of Skövde)

3. Send the thesis proposal (a PDF-file), the name of the discussion leader, date and time at least two weeks before the seminar to:

styrgrupp.forskarutbildning.it@his.se
forskarhandledare.informationsteknologi@his.se
doktorand.informationsteknologi@his.se

4. Document the comments and statements by using the minutes template (see under "Further resources") and attach it to the individual study plan.

5. After successfully completing the seminar:

The main supervisor certifies that his/her PhD student can be moved up the wage ladder (Click here for instructions)

Publish the research proposal as a report in DiVA:

  • Log into DiVA and choose to create an entry under the publication type "Report".
  • Register relevant information by following these instructions: https://www.his.se/en/Intranet/Content/Research/Library/DiVA/
  • In the field "Note" (not "Internal note"), enter one of the following: research/thesis proposal, PhD programme, the University of Skövde

Thesis manuscript and final seminar

At least three months before the public defence or licentiate seminar, a preliminary version of the thesis will be previewed and subsequently discussed at a public seminar.

1. Contact the University Library (isbn@his.se) in order to receive a current list of the University's dissertation series which needs to be included in the thesis template.

2. Appoint an external reviewer (at least docent/associate professor, not affiliated with the University of Skövde)

3. The main supervisor checks the thesis manuscript for plagiarism (must be done before the final seminar)

4. Send the thesis manuscript (a PDF-file), the name of the external reviewer, date and time at least two weeks before the seminar to:

styrgrupp.forskarutbildning.it@his.se
forskarhandledare.informationsteknologi@his.se
doktorand.informationsteknologi@his.se

5. Document the comments and statements by using the minutes template (see under "Further resources") and attach it to the individual study plan.

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