Instituto Superior Técnico

Qualidade das Unidades Curriculares

PhD Survey

In 2019, the Pedagogical and Scientific Councils of IST has designed a survey to ask about PhD students’ experiences and expectations during the completion of their PhD program as a quality assessment system.

This survey is anonymous and all data collected in this survey will be held securely. IST guarantees that individuals are not identified in case IST reports internally, or externally, the results.

PhD final survey

This survey is available by the Post-Graduation Office at the moment the PhD student state changes to “A aguardar homologação da tese final”, which occurs after the submission of the final version of the PhD Thesis. The questionnaire is part of one of the mandatory documents to be submitted in the Thesis approval process.

PhD students’ intermediate survey

This survey gathers information about students’ experience during the initial period of their PhD program at Técnico, namely about the curricular component, work development, and presentation of the Thesis proposal to the Advisory Thesis Committee (CAT).

This survey will be requested via e-mail to the PhD students 24 months after starting their PhD program (this date may differ from the enrollment date). It is applied at two different moments in each year, corresponding to the two registration/enrollment periods for the doctoral programs that typically take place in February and September, with the survey being made available after these periods.