A doctoral committee is appointed for each doctoral candidate. The committee members are 3 to 5 experts appointed by the faculty. At least one of the members cannot hold a full position at the faculty. The role of the doctoral committee is to monitor that the progress of the studies is in accordance with the study plan and ensure that academic quality of the research is in accordance with Faculty regulations. The committee summons the doctoral candidates when presumed necessary. When the candidate is around half-way through his/her studies, he/she must submit to an examination by the committee on her/his academic knowledge and research methods in the field. The doctoral committee must provide the faculty with a well founded estimation of whether candidates are allowed to submit their thesis for doctoral defence.