The director of the Doctorate School is appointed by the Rector at the proposal of the Vice-Rector for Research, Innovation and Transference with the approval of the Governing Board.
He or she must be a researcher of recognised prestige from one of the universities or institutions involved in running the doctoral programme. This status must be supported by at least three periods of recognised research activity in accordance with the provisions of Royal Decree 1086/1989, of 28 August 1989. If the researcher holds a position that is not commensurate with abovementioned assessment criterion, he/she will need to provide evidence of comparable qualifications.
Duties of the Director
Report regularly to the Vice-Rector for Research, Innovation and Transference on the activities of the Doctorate School.
Represent the Doctorate School in all legal proceedings where required.
Implement and ensure compliance with the agreements of the Steering Committee.
Manage the administrative and budget matters of the Doctorate School.
Provide line management for the administration and services personnel attached to the Doctorate School of the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.
Coordinate and supervise compliance by Doctorate School personnel with the Code of Good Practices and the obligations therein, and adopt the measures necessary to resolve any problems that might arise.
Ensure that the human and material resources of the Doctorate School of the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya are sufficient for it to carry out its duties effectively.
Inform the Steering Committee of the Doctorate School of the actions taken in his/her capacity as Director.
Oversee and guarantee the use of Good Practices in the Doctorate School.
Oversee the correct performance of the tasks entrusted to the different departments of the Doctorate School and in exceptional circumstances take over the management of such tasks.
Within the framework of the Internal Quality Assurance System, define the necessary procedures to:
Guarantee control of the record of activities of each doctoral candidate and the respective certificates of the doctoral candidates.
Ensure the correct implementation and analysis of mobility programmes.
Ensure that information on the doctoral programmes is made public.
Monitor the research activities of graduate doctors.
Define and calculate the indicators necessary for the monitoring and assessment (such as these produced) of the graduate doctors.
Measure the satisfaction levels of stakeholders in the doctoral programmes, especially the students and graduate doctors.
Monitor the standard of doctoral students, especially (in terms of labour insertion) the doctoral candidates during the three years after the defence of their thesis.
Prepare an annual report for the Steering Committee of the Doctorate School, providing overall details on:
The development of the different doctoral programmes and the management of the Academic Committees.
An appraisal and update of supervisors and tutors.
Results, and an assessment of the indicators necessary for monitoring and accreditation.
Prepare the annual report of the School’s Director for the Quality Committee as the person responsible for best practices at the School, showing the outcomes of any complaints, claims and suggestions received, including those of the Ombudsman. This report should contain an analysis of the satisfaction index of the different stakeholders involved in the programme as well as proposals for the Quality Committee.