In addition to the appointed supervisor(s), the doctoral candidate can get support from the academic community: seminars, courses and mentoring are opportunities for advice from experienced teacher-researchers. Mentoring in this context means informal support and sharing know-how based on experience to younger colleagues. Mentors do not participate in supervising but rather help the younger colleague in more general, professional challenges and advise the candidate in other questions arising on the doctoral path, such as publishing processes, networking and academic traditions. Mentors also share information about current topics of which they typically have first-hand information due to their expert roles in academia and the society at large.
In addition to supervisors and mentors, the doctoral candidate can ask for support from various units at the university: Library, Communications and External Relations, International Relations, Research Support Services, and the Graduate School team will be happy to assist.