Every year your work will be evaluated by the PhD board of professors.
At the end of each year, each PhD student receives an e-mail containing the instructions about the documentation to be provided online. This will include a report on the yearly activity. Advisors and tutors receive analogous instructions for their side, namely, to provide notes about the yearly activity.
An oral presentation is due at the end of the first and second year, only.
During the presentation, PhD student will be asked to show:
- the progress of the major research activities;
- the work plan;
- the exam evaluations;
- teaching activities.
The yearly evaluation might be passed with the admission to the next year (with a mark from A to D) or may turn out in the admission to the same year (repetition), or in the termination of the PhD activity.
At the end of the third year the oral presentation is not due. Basing upon the presented documents, whose drafts are available in the "Thesis" tab, within the last 15 days of the PhD period, the PhD Board nominate two external reviewers and admit the student to send them the thesis. The student is responsible to make the reviewers sending their feedback to the secretariat, who will send them instructions, within 30 days from the nomination.
Reviewers can ask to delay the discussion of the thesis up to 6 months, to complete it and fix issues.
A final discussion of the thesis is done within 4 months from the end of the PhD, in front of a committee including an internal professor (e.g., the advisor of one of the students evaluated by the committee) and two external professors. In the Committee cannot be included both the advisor and a reviewer for any student.