Scientific research is conducted under the aegis of a scientific coordinator and, when the formal approval of the proposed doctoral research has been granted, under the aegis of the supervisor. The research should lead to the preparation of the PhD thesis and, in consequence, to obtaining a PhD degree. The progress of the student’s scientific research is evaluated by the head of doctoral studies in line with the scientific coordinator’s (supervisor’s) opinion. The PhD student is obligated to obtain the formal approval of the proposed doctoral research before the end of the fourth term of studies.
In order to streamline the support for PhD students, upon or after the formal approval of the proposed doctoral research, supervisors of PhD thesis may request the appointment of assistant supervisors. In accordance with the law, the assistant supervisor of PhD degree, who plays an important role in the support for the PhD student, including, in particular, the process of research planning, conducting research and the analysis of its results, may be a person holding a PhD degree in the same or related field of science, not entitled to be a supervisor for PhD degree.