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Council for research training

The Faculty’s Council for research training (Forskerutdanningsutvalget) has as its objective to develop and ensure the quality of our research training according to current rules and regulations.

The council has a strategic role in the Faculty’s efforts to make the research training future-oriented, internationally attractive and integrated in active research environments.


The Council for research training has both a formal and an operational role:


  • The Faculty’s strategic organ for research training
  • Link between the office of the dean,  faculty administration, institutes and PhD candidates
  • Ensures that the Faculty’s research training is in line with academic development
  • Strives to make the faculties at the University of Oslo (UiO) correspond
  • Facilitates  national and international cooperation between universities
  • Responsible for quality assurance of the research training and follows up the various responsibilities of the Faculty, institute, supervisor and candidate.


  • Keeps the Faculty’s supplementary rules up to date and ensures that they are followed
  • Ensures development of the Faculty’s training of supervisory skills
  • Maintains consistent admission practice, has the formal responsibility for admission and sets the requirements for admission
  • Keeps the course portfolio professionally updated and ensures that it reflects the Faculty’s academic breadth
  • Ensures quality of the PhD examination (thesis, trial lecture and public defence)
  • Assists in cases of conflict if the institutes  require help
  • Responsible for preparing the Faculty’s annual reports for research training


  • The Council for research training is lead by the Deputy Dean of Research and consists of the institutes’ PhD coordinators, and a representative for the PhD candidates (MedDocs/PhD forum).
  • The Faculty administration acts as secretariat. The Head of Section for Research Support Ingrid Sogner and Team Leader for Research Training Merethe Bremer participate from the Faculty administration.
Published Oct. 13, 2015 9:34 AM - Last modified Dec. 13, 2016 9:49 AM