How does Covid-19 affects my thesis progress?

 

Under this extraordinary circumstances, the UPF PhD School and the PhD in Biomedicine Academic Comission have decided to take some measures trying to help you with your PhD project evoluction. We would like to inform you that during this situation the deposit deadline clock for theses will remain stopped. The term will resume when the Royal Decree RD463 / 2020 regulating the processing of the public sector ceases to be in force. Please find here the summary of the agreed changes: 
 

Research stay & International mention under COVID 19 exceptional conditions:

- For final year students and during the time we are affected by the Covid-19, the PhD Academic Committee has agreed that research stays shorter than 3 months will be  accepted to grant the International Mention as long as the thesis supervisor certifies that the stay completed meets the majority of the proposed objectives.

- Students of other academic years will be asked to delay their stays so that they can do them in optimal conditions

- Virtual stays will be allowed to students who do their thesis in bioinformatics disciplines and their directors endorse and justify the stay to be carried out.

 

FAQS What should I do if...?

The most common questions and answers about infections or contact with the SARS-COV-2 

1st year students - Assesment under COVID conditions 1st year students - Assesment under COVID conditions

  • Digital Competence (online optional activity) you can follow the usual procedure. 
  • Seminars in biomedical research (2 options to submit your results)
    • Complete the missing sessions with available virtual or streaming sessions. (Preferably).
    • Complete this activity during your 2nd PhD academic year.
  • Science in action 
    • You can folllow the hole contents of the Spring edition online. In case you are on a extrem situation (illness, medical services, caring about other persons), please contact the program secretariat at [email protected] to let us know, and you'll be able to follow the course during the next edition.
  • Project defense (2 options to submit your results)
    • Preferably present your project defense online if you are able to do it. In that case, please ask your committe members to fill in, digitally sign and send back the report to you by email.
    • Complete this activity during your 2nd PhD academic year
  • Research plan (usual procedure) 
    • Please present this report in any circumstances as this will helps us to better understand your project particular situation.

Usual deadline to submit your 1st year activity results:

May, 31st, 2020

For particular cases, 1st year students can also submit on 

January 30th, 2021 or during their 2nd academic year 

 

2nd year students - Assessment under COVID conditions

 

Available online on your Aula Global at the UPF Campus Global (January edition already done, in case you miss it please contact us at [email protected]

Please present this report in any circumstances as this will helps us to better understand your project particular situation.

Usual deadline to submit your annual activity results:

May, 31st, 2020

3rd year students onwards - Assessment under COVID conditions

 

Please present this report in any circumstances as this will helps us to better understand your project particular situation.

Usual deadline to submit your annual activity results:

May, 31st, 2020