Prium Tempus Best Practice Breskvar (Eng)

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DOCTORAL STUDIES AT UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA (Katja Breskvar)

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Prium Tempus Best Practice Breskvar (Eng)

  1. 1. DOCTORAL STUDIES AT UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA Katja Breskvar Head of Doctoral School
  2. 2. UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA 1 university college about 4000 members of teaching staff 3 art academies 63.000 students (graduate and postgraduate) 22 faculties Students and teaching staff: Members Size of the institution
  3. 3. PROGRAMS AT UL B efore and after renovations according to Bologna process 290-295 329 All 87 Master + doctoral 23 Master (scientific and art) 15-20 3rd cycle 28 Specialization 118 2nd cycle 37 Undergraduate high professional 157 1st cycle 154 Undergraduate university Total number Program type Total number Program type After Before
  4. 4. Reorganization of doctoral studies at UL with the aim to achieve: <ul><li>Research to be of the greatest significance in the programs </li></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary approach where possible </li></ul><ul><li>Critical mass (students and teaching staff) </li></ul><ul><li>The same study conditions for doctoral students of all disciplines </li></ul><ul><li>Generic skills training </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of student and staff mobility </li></ul><ul><li>Quality assurance </li></ul>
  5. 5. DOCTORAL SCHOOL OF UL <ul><li>Main tasks: </li></ul><ul><li>Maintains standards for doctoral studies across disciplines through regulations and codes of practise </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a range of support services </li></ul><ul><li>Forms proposals of strategic issues </li></ul><ul><li>Assembles generic courses </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinates international cooperation </li></ul>3 professional persons Office member of academic staff appointed by rector Head 2007 Established
  6. 6. Novel demands in new doctoral programs: <ul><li>Criteria for mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Criteria for course coordinators and lecturers </li></ul><ul><li>Strict requirement for doctoral students to publish results of their research </li></ul>
  7. 7. Some renovated doctoral programs at UL 5 universities 4-5 universities Social Work Maritime Affairs and Traffic Joint programs (international) 1 1 1 1 1 Mathematics and Physics Economy and Business Law Architecture Built environment Faculty programs ( cooperation with individual lecturers from other faculties) 1 faculty with cooperation with other faculties in certain scientific areas Life Sciences Interdisciplinary 3+2 faculties + 3 national institutes 2 +3 faculties + individuals form others 13 faculties 7 faculties Biomedicine Humanistic and Social Sciences Environmental protection Statistics Comprehensive interdisciplinary program No. of faculties involved Title Type of program
  8. 8. Doctoral program in Biomedicine <ul><li>Comprehensive interdisciplinary program, organized by 5 faculties, </li></ul><ul><li>m embers of UL and 3 national research institutes, not members of UL. </li></ul><ul><li>Program leads to the degree of Doctor of Science in the following scientific </li></ul><ul><li>fields: </li></ul><ul><li>- Biochemistry and Molecular biology </li></ul><ul><li>- Pharmacy </li></ul><ul><li>- Genetics </li></ul><ul><li>- Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Biomedicine </li></ul><ul><li>- Basic Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>- Clinical Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>- Microbiology </li></ul><ul><li>- Social Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>- Toxicology </li></ul><ul><li>- Veterinary Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Program operates through program council, consisting of representative </li></ul><ul><li>members of all cooperating faculties and institutes. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Types of courses in Biomedicine <ul><li>Program is composed of three types of courses: </li></ul><ul><li>Obligatory courses (13 courses, modular structure, 10 ECTS / module) </li></ul><ul><li>Elective theoretical courses (around 150, 5 or 10 ECTS) </li></ul><ul><li>Elective individual research courses (around 160, 5 or 10 ECTS corresponding to 3 or 6 weeks of laboratory work) </li></ul>

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