Board for Doctorates
The Board for Doctorates consists of the Rector Magnificus (chair), the Pro Vice Rector (vice-chair) and the deans of the faculties (or a professor from the faculty nominated by the dean). The Board for Doctorates of a university is authorised to grant the title of Doctor based on the defence of a doctoral dissertation. The legal provisions concerning the Board for Doctorates are set down in the Higher Education and Research Act.
The Board for Doctorates has the following tasks:
- Determining the doctoral regulations.
- Admitting PhD candidates to the TU Delft PhD process.
- Appointing PhD supervisors and forming doctoral committees.
- Organising the evaluation and defence of dissertations.
- Conferring doctorates or doctorates honoris causa.
- Advising on the set up of endowed chairs.
- Awarding of exemptions from the Doctoral Education programme or components thereof to doctoral candidates, individually or as a group.