Advisory Team

Next to the supervisor who is primarily in charge of mentoring the PhD candidate, there is an advisory team consisting of at least two more members. There must be at least one PI from ABC & M faculty in the advisory team if the PhD candidate is member of the ABC & M doctoral school.


To ensure a smooth progress of the research work, there is a constant monitoring of the performance of the student in form of regular meetings to report on the progress of the student. Depending on the nature of the work and location of the PhD committee members, these meetings can also take place as skype conferences or via mail.


As the PhD candidates are expected to present their research to the occasion of the obligatory annual retreats and on international conferences on a regular basis, these milestones will ensure a steady progress in work to meet deadlines for abstract submissions and scientific presentations.