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Joint Committee Group of the Faculty Boards - Education at third-cycle level

The group provides support to the faculty boards and assists in the preparation of matters relating to strategy, monitoring and evaluation in education at the graduate level. The group is tasked to facilitate communication and diffusion of ideas between research subjects and between disciplines and between subject representatives, educators and doctoral students and ensure that supervisor training and introductioncourse for newly admitted doctoral students (university level) develop.

The joint committee group consists of members from the Faculty Boards, doctoral students representatives and officials.

During 2022-2024 the group consists of:

Chairman: Kåre Synnes


Members from:

The Board of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences:

The Board of the Faculty of Science and Technology

PhD student representative

Professional Services

Doctoral student conciliator

A doctoral students conciliator is the referent for doctoral students who feel the need to discuss their study situation, supervisor or other issues with an impartial person. Doctoral student conciliators are qualified at the docent/professor level. A member of the joint committee group acts as vice doctoral student conciliator in cases where the university’s doctoral student conciliator is not appropriate due to personal relationships etc.

Doctoral student conciliator

Ek, Kristina - Associate Professor, Recognised University Teacher

Organisation: Economics, Social Sciences, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts
Phone: +46 (0)920 492301

Vice doctoral student conciliator

Jurate Kumpiene

Kumpiene, Jurate - Professor and Head of Subject

Organisation: Waste Science and Technology, Geosciences and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Phone: +46 (0)920 493020