At the beginning of the Doctoral Programme, each doctoral student is assigned a tutor to supervise the course of his/her studies. The tutor is nominated by the Doctoral School Committee.
The prime responsibility of the tutor is to suggest a suitable curriculum for the student’s research, to evaluate the student’s performance, and to assist him/her in planning and preparing a personal Study Plan that adheres to regulations indicated by the Manifesto of Studies.
Within the month of April, the first-year doctoral students should present a request for assignment of an advisor to the Doctoral School Committee. The Doctoral School Committee then nominates an advisor for each student, based on the advisor's availability.
In the case of non-request by the doctoral student, the tutor will automatically also assume the function of the advisor. If the tutor is not available, the matter will be resolved by the Executive Committee.
The advisor may be a member of the Doctoral School Committee or may be external to it.
From the second semester of the first year onwards, the doctoral student is guided by an advisor, who supervises his/her research, supports preparation for his/her Qualifying exam, and ensures that good research quality is maintained. The advisor also helps the student to adjust to the university environment and follow university rules.
Within the month of April of the first year a co-advisor is proposed by the advisor and confirmed by the Executive Committee.
From the second semester of the first year onwards, the co-advisor helps the advisor in the performance of his/her functions by providing further scientific or technological knowledge. Furthermore, the co-advisor has the same rights and obligations as the advisor..
Requests by students to change their tutor or advisor must be sent to iecs.school [at] unitn.it