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Concepts and definitions

Disciplinary domain

At Luleå University of Technology there are two domains: humanities and social sciences (philosophy faculty domain) and engineering science.

Research subject

Research subjects at Luleå University of Technology are also third-cycle subject areas.

The Vice-Chancellor establish a research subject and decides on description of the subject. A research subject is led by the Head of Subject appointed by the Vice-Chacellor.

The Head of Department, together with the Head of Subject, propose a general syllabus for the third-cycle programme in the research subject and the Chairperson of the Board will ratify the proposal.

The admission of a doctoral student to a research subject assumes that a general syllabus has been established.

PhD student

A doctoral student is a student admitted to and carrying out third-cycle studies (definition according to Higher Education Ordinance 1:4).