PhD Supervision: Training of Trainers

This course is part of the "Building Stronger Universities" (BSU) initiative and involves three platforms: Platform on Human Health (PHH), Climate and Environment (CE), and Growth and Employment (GEP).

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The aim of the course is to enhance PhD-supervisors' knowledge base of supervision, train their supervision practice and introduce different supervision tools for increasing the outcome of supervision of PhD students. Additionally, the course trains PhD-supervisors to be able to design and give PhD-supervision courses at their home institutions. To meet these demands the course consists of two interrelated workshops (Phase I and Phase II). In Phase I, focus is on processes of supervision. Here, the participants further develop their own supervision practices. In Phase II focus is on helping participants to develop sustainable courses on PhD supervision that can be implemented at the the PhD-supervisors' own institutions.

Participation in Phase I is a pre-requesite for participating in Phase II. A diploma will be issued only for participation in both Phase I and II of the course.


Each course was evaluated by participants. The final evaluation reports are made available for Phase I courses in Kumasi and Dar es Salaam. Final evaluations of these and the remaining courses have been summarized in the Activity Completion Report - available here.

Course teachers

Phase 1, Ghana:

Jens Dolin, Robert Evans, Raphael Wahome (, Jan Sølberg and Lene Møller Madsen.

Phase 1, Tanzania

Jens Dolin, Lene Møller Madsen, Hanne Kirstine Adriansen (, Robert Evans, Sofie Kobayashi and Faustin Lekule (

Research assistant

Bjørn Friis Johannsen