Concept of Supervision
In accordance with the doctoral degree regulations of the MIN faculty of the University of Hamburg, all PhD students in the Research Training Group will be accompanied by a two-person supervision team, which is expanded to include a third supervisor. The first two supervisors have different expertise to judge the topic from various points of view. The third supervisor is technically very close to the dissertation topic.
The supervision team develops the individual study plan together with the doctoral candidates. It commits itself to supervising the doctoral students, which can finally be transparently reconstructed by means of shorthand minutes of the regular scientific status discussions.
From the point of view of doctoral candidates, it will usually be the case that they will do most of their work in a working group and that they will be integrated into the day-to-day business of this group. Here, the respective group leader ensures that the technological and experimental equipment is made available and any problems that arise are quickly overcome. In addition to the mentioned status discussions, regular discussions about planned experiments and interpretations of the results are of course held to ensure that the work is carried out quickly.