Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Life Sciences

Supervisor meetings

Regular contact with the supervisor and, if needed, other experts, is important for successful completion of the doctoral studies.

At the beginning of the doctoral study period, doctoral students and supervisors draw up a supervision agreement in which, among other things, the frequency of regular meetings is established. Doctoral students and supervisors review the progress of the project at least once per semester on the basis of summaries, interim reports and individual chapters.

In addition, the supervisor commits to providing extensive oral and/or written feedback on the work submitted for the agreed meetings. As evidence of this as well as of the recommended next steps, supervision meeting minutes should be completed and signed by all parties involved.