Academic requirements for doctoral committees and opponents

  • Those on doctoral committees or opponents shall hold a doctorate or equivalent degree. A ruling of doctorate equivalence for the work of professor can replace a doctorate. In addition, it is desirable that committee members fulfil other requirements for supervisors in doctoral programmes. It is also desirable that opponents work outside the University of Iceland.
  • At least one member of a doctoral committee shall be from outside, i.e., not an academic employee in the relevant faculty
  • To prevent conflicts of interest, parties evaluating a doctoral project, such as the doctoral committee and opponents, shall not be related to the relevant doctoral student.
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