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Supervision practices and supervision plan
Supervision is an important part of doctoral education and the completion of the doctoral degree. Each doctoral student must have at least one supervisor to assist them with the scientific content of research and to support them in their growth as independent researchers.
Problems in PhD supervision
A well-functioning supervision relationship is important for your doctoral dissertation and graduation. If problems arise, it's important to tackle the issue as soon as possible.
The thesis committee (follow-up group) assigned for all doctoral candidates is responsible for monitoring the progress of the doctoral dissertation work as well as the quality of the degree and supervision.
The University of Helsinki uses the electronic Thessa tool for the planning, supervision and monitoring of doctoral studies. With Thessa, you can plan your dissertation project, track your progress and draw up a supervision plan (supervision agreement) with your supervisors.