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Chapter 1. General provisions

Artikel 1.1. Basis and objective of the regulations

  1. These regulations are based on Article 7.19, paragraph 1, of the Higher Education and Scientific Research Act (hereinafter: WHW).
  2. In view of the provisions of Article 7.19, paragraph 1 of the WHW, these regulations govern:
    a. the course of affairs with regard to the preparation of the PhD and with regard to the PhD defence ceremony itself, including the duties and authorities of everyone who is or may be involved in the PhD defence ceremony;
    b. the provisions for the settlement of disputes that may arise in connection with the preparation of the PhD and the PhD defence itself; and
    c. the course of events with regard to the joint doctorates.
  3. In addition to the provisions of Article 7.19, paragraph 1 of the WHW, these regulations set out the rights and obligations of the PhD candidate with regard to the PhD track.

Artikel 1.2. Scope

  1. These regulations relate to the promotions as referred to in Chapter 7 of the WHW.
  2. Without prejudice to the provisions of paragraph 1, the rules for conferring the degree of Doctor honoris causa are set out in Appendix I.

Artikel 1.3. Definition of terms

  1. 1. The terms used in these regulations, which are also used in the WHW will have the same meaning as these terms have in the WHW, unless stated otherwise in paragraph 2.
  2. In these regulations, the following terms are used:
    a. professor by special appointment: the professor by special appointment as referred to in Title 4 of Chapter 9 of the WHW;
    b. Doctorate Board: the Council of Deans as defined in paragraph 9 of the Radboud University Structural Regulations;
    c. dean: the dean of one of the Radboud University faculties, in their capacity as member of the Doctorate Board;
    d. doctorate: the Doctor or Doctor of Philosophy degree as defined in Article 7.18, paragraph 1 of the WHW;
    e. external member: a person who is not employed or affiliated with Radboud University;
    f. expert with a doctorate: a person that has been awarded a PhD;
    g. graduate school: an organisational unit housing the training and supervision of the PhD candidate;
    h. ius promovendi: the right to act as a PhD supervisor as defined in Article 7.18, paragraph 4 of the WHW;
    i. joint doctorate: a doctorate awarded by the university jointly with one or more Dutch or foreign institutions on the basis of Article 7.18, paragraph 6 of the WHW;
    j. PhD track: the preparation of the PhD defence and the dissertation itself as referred to in Article 7.19, paragraph 1, under a, of the WHW;
    k. PhD defence ceremony: an academic session during which the dissertation and, if applicable, the statements are defended and in which the doctoral degree is awarded after the doctorate has been conferred;
    l. PhD candidate: a person enrolled for a PhD track as referred to in these regulations;
    m. secretary of the Doctorate Board: the registrar of Radboud University;
    n. university: a Dutch or international institution for higher education which, in accordance with Article 1.22 of the WHW, is authorised to bear the name of university in the Netherlands, and which also, in accordance with current regulations, has the right to award the doctorate;
    o. chair of the Doctorate Board: the Rector Magnificus of Radboud University.
  3. Where in these regulations reference is made to a PhD candidate, until the moment of enrolment in the PhD track, this means: prospective PhD candidate.
  4. Where in these regulations reference is made to PhD (co-)supervisor, in cases where more than one PhD (co-)supervisor has been appointed, the following is meant: PhD (co-)supervisors.
  5. Where in these regulations reference is made to a PhD (co-)supervisor, the following is also meant where appropriate: prospective PhD (co-)supervisor.
  6. Any reference in these regulations to professor also includes professors by special appointment. In these regulations, a professor is also understood to be a professor affiliated with a university as referred to in these regulations.