After a student enrols for the first time, a doctoral student activity report will be generated for him or her and kept up to date from that point on. This computerised record of the activities carried out by each student will remain the property of the Doctoral School. Each student’s report will be reviewed by their thesis supervisor and assessed annually by the academic committee of the doctoral programme.

The report is a record of all activities related to a doctoral candidate’s academic life, including the following:

  • Commitment agreement
  • Specific research training
  • Cross-disciplinary training
  • Research plan
  • Changes of thesis supervisor
  • Thesis supervisor reports
  • Reports of the academic committee of the doctoral programme
  • Agreements
  • Stays abroad
  • Grants and scholarships
  • Participation in conferences and seminars (UPC or external)
  • Publications

The doctoral student activity report will be used for continuous assessment of trainee researchers and will include evidence of their training as researchers and in cross-disciplinary competencies. A copy of this report will be provided to each member of the thesis examination committee.