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Research supervision

Course in Higher Education at advanced level

The course is intended for persons who have a doctoral degree and participate as main supervisors or co-supervisors in PhD education processes.

The course consists of two parts: One cross-university part, including the entire university and one faculty-specific part. For the faculty-specific part, please see information at the bottom of this side and contact that person who is responsible for the course given at your faculty.

Cross-university part

The course is intended for persons who have a doctoral degree and participate as main supervisors or co-supervisors in PhD education processes. In accordance with the LiU Appointment procedure (Ref no. LiU-2018-0393) the course is compulsory for appointment/promotion to Professor, Reader and/or Associate Professor or to be granted Senior Research Fellow status.

The overall aim of the course is the development of knowledge in the specific field of research supervision, under collegial forms and based on the participants' experience in relation to research/development work in the field. The main purpose of the course is, for the participants, to critically reflect on and develop an understanding of

  • assessment of good supervision quality
  • individual, organizational and other conditions of the supervision process
  • the development of productive learning environments
  • how different research cultures and research environments influences the processes of supervision
  • preconceptions regarding supervision as practice held by the participants themselves
  • construction of positions as main supervisor, co-supervisor and PhD student, and collaboration between these roles
  • positions regarding ethics and 'Equal Opportunities' in the carrying out of the supervision task
  • development of an individual set of supervision strategies



key features

  • 108 hours of working hours
  • Attendance during course days is compulsory



  • Consider carefully whether they will have sufficient opportunities for both participation and completion of the course in regards to other commitments and duties


To observe in connection with registration

  • The course can be fully booked before application deadline
  • If too few participants, the course can be canceled
  • If cancellation is made after application deadline (which normally is one month before the course starts) without extraordinary reasons, Didacticum will charge the applicants department/unit with 2000 SEK


Faculty-specific part information

Institute of Technology                           Faculty of Medicine and Health                                                                                         Sciences        
Maria Mitradjieva,                                       Annelie Lindström, 
maria.mitradjieva@liu.se                         annelie.lindstrom@liu.se
More information                                     Course days: VT2020 5-6 March + 24 April
                                                                 Course days: VT2020 8-9 October + 20                                                                               november

                                                                 Cost: SEK 4 000:-

Arts and Sciences                                       Educational Sciences   
More information                               
Charlotta Einarsson                                     Helena Loborg,
charlotta.einarsson@liu.se                       Helena.loborg@liu.se                   


Cross-university part


Course days: October 22-23 + November 27, 2020

Course leader: Vanya Darakchieva, vanya.darakchieva@liu.se

Application deadline:September 22, 2020




Course administration: Monika Samuelsson, monika.samuelsson@liu.se

Charge: SEK 4,000/internal participants, SEK 6,000/external participants

Room: Didacticum, Student house, 5th floor, Campus Valla

Sidansvarig: monika.samuelsson@liu.se
Senast uppdaterad: 2020-04-02