EDCH Mentoring

A mentor can be an excellent resource at EPFL

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Each doctoral program has a pool of  Professors (PO, PA, PT, PATT’s) and MER’s who are willing to serve as mentors. Mentors are offering advice and supporting PhD students in the context of their training. They are the first person of reference for the PhD student in case of problems with the thesis director or the laboratory.

As part of the annual report, mentors meet with the PhD students to discuss the progress of their work and their well-being in the laboratory. The PhD student is responsible to organize this meeting.

Each pool of mentors meets regularly with the program director who, only with the agreement of the PhD student, takes the necessary measures in case of reported problems.

You choose your mentor from the program’s pool  or from the affiliated program’s pool within the first 3 months after enrolment. Once you have chosen a mentor, please send us your mentor’s name to [email protected] who will check the availability of the mentor and may give advice. If you have not chosen a mentor within 3 months, the program will assign you one. You can change your mentor with consultation with the program director.

The mentor remains anonymous with respect to the thesis director to ensure confidentiality. It is your decision if you would like to keep this anonymity or not.

Your mentor is a valuable resource and is available to discuss your academic progress and provide guidance. Please feel free to contact your mentor whenever you deem necessary. More information here.



Are you interested in being a mentor? Contact [email protected]