All students at IMPRS-UFAST are integrated into a supportive mentoring structure throughout the 3 years of their doctoral studies. Within this structure, the Principal Advisor assumes a key function, directly supervising the thesis research and advising the student on academic matters in a daily context.
A second layer of mentoring is provided by an Advisory Panel. The task of the Panel is to accompany the student throughout their doctoral studies and to provide direction and advice at key stages. Panel and doctoral student meet in set intervals to discuss the progress made within the thesis project, provide scientific advice, and offer guidance on the student’s general academic training. The Advisory Panels submits a report to the IMPRS-UFAST coordination office which monitors student development and progress.