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Things to know about the half time seminar

When its time to do your half time seminar it is important that you send in the enrolment at least four weeks before the planned date.


In order to carry out a half time seminar, there is a requirement of a passed mandatory introduction course (15 credits) or part I of the Obligatory PhD Course (Introduction to Research), 8 credits. The main supervisor initiates and takes responsibility for the half time seminar.

Set a date

The half time seminar is announced on GU:s webpage at least three weeks ahead of the set date. Therefore you should contact Jennie Petterson and set a date in good time before the half time seminar. The dates available can be seen in the column to the right.


It is the Institute of Biomedicine who books the seminar room but you are responsible for the technical equipment you may need. If you have any questions please contact Jennie Pettersson. You can see which rooms are available under the booked dates to the right.

Assessment committee

The PhD-student and the main supervisor appoint the two members of the assessment committee. The members must have a doctor's degree and must actively carry out research at the Sahlgrenska Academy. At least one of the members must be an associate professor. The half time seminar is primarily a matter for the Institute, but one of the members may be from another Institute or faculty. Both gender must be represented on the committee. The committee shall verify the ethical permit if relevant. Conflict of interest must not occur between any of the members and the supervisor or between any of the members and the PhD-student.

The chairman of the assessment committee is usually the Director of studies Anne Uv or the vice Directors of studies Martin Lagging.


To the Institute

The following documents should be sent to the Institute of Biomedicine at least four weeks ahead of the half time seminar:

  • The form ENROLMENT OF HALF TIME SEMINAR (see pdf below) Send all the papers to Jennie!
  • 1 x summary of the research project: a summary of your results and a plan of research for the coming years
  • Attested grades/certificates from completed courses that have not been registered in Ladok
  • 1 x copy of publications/manuscripts
  • E-mail adress and phone number to the student and main supervisor
  • Copy of ethical permit (if relevant)
  • Choose the right form (old or new version):
    Enrolment of half time seminarEnrolment of half time seminar 5 hp


Notice that you yourself have to send the publications/manuscripts to two of the members of the assessment committee. Jennie will only send the documents listed above to the chairman.

Common procedure of half-time seminars

One hour is set aside for the half time seminar, i.e. the presentation and discussion. The presentation should be no longer than 35-40 minutes, leaving 20-25 minutes for the discussion. After the discussion, the committee members, the PhD student and the supervisor will discuss aspects of the student’s education. This discussion usually takes about 20 minutes.

It is recommended that both the presentation and the report should be in English.

Rules and guidelines

The information on this page is only a complement to the rules and regulations of Sahlgrenska Academy. For more information please visit Sahlgrenska Academy (see link below).

Rules and guidelines

Contact information

Jennie Pettersson
Göteborgs universitet, Institute of Biomedicine

Visiting address: Medicinaregatan 7B
Postal address: Box 440, 405 30 Göteborg
031-786 3798

Please contact Jennie when you want to set a date for your half time seminar. You will send all the documentation regarding your half time seminar to her.

Half time seminar

The following dates are available during the autumn term of 2017

Friday September 1 - Martin Lagging
Lecture hall: Nils Wedel, Medicinaregatan 9

Friday September 29 - Anne Uv
Lecture hall: Åke Göransson, Medicinaregatan 11

Friday October 27 - Anne Uv
Lecture hall: Åke Göransson, Medicinaregatan 11

Friday November 24 - Anne Uv
Lecture hall: Carl Kylberg, Medicinaregatan 7

Thursday December 14 - Martin Lagging
Lecture hall: Ragnar Sandberg, Medicinaregatan 7

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