This page has information on the management of the Graduate School of Technical Sciences (GSTS). The management has overall responsibility for the graduate school and the education of PhD students within the school’s research fields. Furthermore, the organisation of the different graduate school committees is listed below, along with information on their responsibilities and committee members.
The GSTS head of graduate school is also responsible for the organisation of PhD studies within the legal framework laid down by the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Ministerial Order no. 1039 of 27 august 2013) and the GSTS Rules and Regulations.
The head of graduate school:
The GSTS is administered by the PhD Administration at Health, Natural Sciences and Technical Sciences, which is an integrated part of Administrative Centre Health.
The PhD Administration is responsible for administration of its PhD programmes and provides services related to the following, for example:
Please don’t hesitate to contact your PhD partner, if you have any questions or experience any problems in connection with your PhD studies. You will find your PhD partner's contact information on your PhD programme page or on the contact page.
The GSTS admissions committee consists of the head of PhD school and 10 top researchers. All researchers are appointed by the dean and have a broad knowledge of technical sciences. Based on input from the programme committees, the admissions committee recommend applicants for admission to the GSTS PhD studies to the dean.
Agendas and minutes:
Agendas and minutes from PhD committee meetings
Rules of procedure:
The GSTS PhD committee is responsible for the organisation of PhD studies within the legal framework laid down by the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Ministerial Order no. 1039 of 27 August 2013) and the GSTS Rules and Regulations. Four members of the GSTS PhD committee are elected from among the permanent academic staff, and four members are elected from among the PhD students.
The PhD committee:
* In matters regarding transferable skills courses for PhD students, the GSTS PhD Course Committee functions as an advisory committee to the GSTS PhD Committee. The GSTS’ representatives in the Course Committee must be members of the GSTS PhD Committee and are appointed by the GSTS PhD Committee.
Current members of the PhD Committee are:
Each programme has a programme committee composed of members of the permanent academic staff and PhD students. Academic staff members of programme committees and their chairs are appointed by the vice-dean for talent development after consultations with the relevant departments/centres.
The programme committees discuss matters related to PhD studies at departmental level and forward their recommendations to the head of PhD school. PhD students are excluded from participating in any items on the agenda that pertain to personal issues, such as the evaluation of incoming applications.
The academic staff members of programme committees evaluate incoming applications and submit their recommendations to the GSTS. Their evaluation involves a thorough assessment of each applicant’s qualifications, in accordance with the criteria listed in paragraph 3.4 of the GSTS Rules and Regulations and of the recommendations provided by the GSTS.
Programme committee members from the academic staff take part in qualifying examinations and thesis evaluations as described in the GSTS Rules and Regulations.
Current chair members of the programme committees are: