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Progress Reporting

Doing a PhD is a huge project. Doctoral researchers and their advisors tend to focus only on the contents of the research that leads to the doctoral thesis. However, there are a lot of other things to be organized, such as getting enrolled in a university, participating in course work, giving presentations at conferences, career development, writing grant applications, etc. Thus, monitoring the progress of the PhD project becomes essential.

In order to assist doctoral researchers and their advisors with progress, doctoral researchers at the UFZ have to submit progress reports biannually to HIGRADE. Progress will be monitored against the time schedule outlined in the PhD project proposal outlined in the supervision agreement . In addition, doctoral researchers are encouraged to present their work at least annually to their department and advisory committees. Doctoral researchers in their third year have the opportunity to present their results to the entire UFZ audience at the HIGRADE Conference .

Templates for the supervision agreement and progress reports can be found via the UFZ Intranet ( link ) and in our database myHIGRADE ( link ).