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Regulation of the Doctoral School of Mathematics and Computer Science (starting with 2018)

Authorized in the Council of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, September 14th, 2018

Chapter I: General

Art. 1

The present Regulation is based on

  1. Law of National Education 1/2011.
  2. Code of Doctoral Studies authorized through HG no. 681/2011.
  3. Law no. 288/2004 regarding the organization of University studies.
  4. Order of the Ministry for Education and Scientific Research 3482 dated March 24th 2016 regarding the authorization of the Organization and Functioning of the National Council for Attestation of University Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates.
  5. The regulations of the „Babeș-Bolyai” University pertaining to the organization and functioning of the University doctoral studies 7622/08.05.2017, adopted by the Senate of the Babeş-Bolyai University through decision 7622 on 08.05.2017.
  1. The current regulations are compliant with all aspects of the „Babeș-Bolyai” University rules regarding the organization and functioning of University doctoral studies no. 7622/08.05.2017.
  2. All matters not expressly regulated through Law, Code, the UBB Regulation or the hereby Regulation fall under the competence of the Doctoral School and will be addressed by the Doctoral School Council according to and within the spirit of the present Regulation.

Chapter 2: University Doctoral Studies

Art. 2

  1. The „Babeș-Bolyai” University organizes University Doctoral studies through the Doctoral School, which represent the third cycle of University-level studies in accordance with the Bologna system, with their finalization being the development of human resource for research, development and innovation.
  2. The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science organizes, through the Doctoral School of Mathematics and Computer Science scientific Doctoral studies.
  3. University Doctoral studies are organized by the Doctoral Studies Institute within the Babeș-Bolyai University. They are carried out only within the University Doctoral studies programs offered within the doctoral schools working under provisional authorization or accreditation of the Babeș-Bolyai University. Within the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science University doctoral study programs are offered by the Doctoral School in Mathematics and Computer Science, within the Mathematics and Computer Science domains.
  4. Admission to the cycle of University doctoral studies is organized every year, through an admission contest, and the registration of doctoral students is done starting with the first day of the University academic year.
  5. The admission exam for the University doctoral studies is open only to graduates of University studies having a Master’s or equivalent degree. The graduation or bachelor diploma of the candidates who graduated long-term undergraduate studies before the application of the three cycle Bologna system is equivalent to the Master’s degree within that field of study.
  6. When registering for an admission exam, candidates for University doctoral studies select a Doctoral supervisor from the coordinators having available positions within the Doctoral School in Mathematics and Computer Science eligible for coordinating students and compete for one of the available positions. If successful, the coordinator will coordinate the University doctoral studies of the candidate within the Doctoral School in Mathematics and Computer Science.
  7. The Doctoral studies are carried out within the framework of a University doctoral studies contract that sets the rights and obligations of all parties between the doctoral student, their coordinator and the Babeș-Bolyai University, through the Institute for Doctoral Studies.
  8. The status of the doctoral student is provisioned in the Law, Code, Charter, Regulation of the doctoral school and the other norms approved within the University, Faculty and the doctoral school.
  9. Regarding the activities related to the doctoral studies, the doctoral student is under the authority of the doctoral coordinator (both coordinators, in case of joint coordination), and is helped by the guidance committee, as well as the council and the director of the doctoral school.
  10. The doctoral coordinator guides the doctoral student for the entire duration of the doctoral studies, which is set at 3 years, and which can include one or more interruption periods that, when summed up cannot be over 3 years (6 University semesters).
  11. During the duration of the doctoral studies, the doctoral student is also supported by a guidance committee of 3 other persons in teaching roles within the Babeș-Bolyai University who attained at least the position of University Lecturer. The componence of the guidance committee is set by the doctoral coordinator, after consultation with the doctoral student, within 30 days of the student’s enrollment.

Art. 3

The University doctoral studies of the doctoral student are carried out within a period of 3 academic years (each comprised of two University semesters) and include:

  1. The preparation program based on advanced University studies. These are equivalent to a 12-week period of didactic activity and a maximum of 144 hours and a number of 30 credits. The program is carried out within the semesters I and II of the first year of doctoral studies. The program will include a mandatory course in the methodology of scientific research in the student’s study domain and two other courses offered by the doctoral school in Mathematics and Computer Science. The doctoral student selects these courses after consulting the coordinator of their doctoral studies.
  2. The individual program of scientific research. This is organized in the research domain where the doctoral studies coordinator is an established authority. This period is planned for the entire duration of the University doctoral studies.
  3. The doctoral student will be active for the entire duration of their doctoral studies in one of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science’s research teams that is recommended by the coordinator of their doctoral studies.
  4. The doctoral students of a doctoral coordinator who is a member in one of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science’s research teams are by default members of the same research team. Doctoral students may use the available research infrastructure of the research centers or teams, at the proposal of their doctoral coordinator and with the approval of the center/research team’s director.

Art. 4

  1. The University doctoral studies are completed with the public defense of an original thesis, called the Doctoral Thesis, which is the result of the research activities carried out by the doctoral student during the University doctoral studies. The decision whether to grant the title of Doctor is based on the Doctoral Thesis and its public defense.
  2. To be accepted for a public defense, the Thesis must consist of mostly original results. Previous results from the literature are included to place the original results into context and to visualize how new results can be generalized. The author of a Doctoral Thesis will cite the sources used, will highlight their own contributions together with the way they are placed in the context of existing literature in the domain.
  3. It is recommended that highly abstract Theses include examples and non-trivial applications that can be used to test the consistency and utility of the presented theory.
  4. In order to be considered for its public defense, the bibliography section of a Doctoral Thesis in Mathematics must include (a) at least two published or accepted for publication papers of the doctoral student within BDI journals, of which at least one must be an ISI (Web of Science, Thomson-Reuters) indexed journal published outside the country, or (b) at least three published or accepted for publication papers of the doctoral student within BDI journals, of which at least one within a journal published outside the country. For the Computer Science domain, the doctoral student will have to fulfil the requirements corresponding to the satisfactory level within the Informatics committee of the National Council for Attestation of University Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates (CNATDCU). The second minimal requirement is that during the University doctoral studies, the doctoral student participated to at least 2 scientific manifestations (conferences, workshops, summer schools etc.) having international participation with, in at least one occasion, having an oral or poster presentation.
  5. A Doctoral Thesis is first accepted by the doctoral coordinator, after which it will be analyzed by the members of the guidance committee, who will either agree to the public defense of the Thesis or will recommend improvements. It is recommended to present and analyze the Thesis within the scientific seminar attended by the doctoral student with the participation of the guidance committee.
  6. The doctoral coordinators have joint responsibility with the authors of the Doctoral Theses regarding meeting the standards of quality and professional ethics, including those related to the originality of the Thesis.
  7. With regards to the originality of the Doctoral Theses, the anti-plagiarism procedure of the „Babeș-Bolyai” University will be observed, in accordance with Art. 46 of the „Babeș-Bolyai” University Regulations on the organization and operation of the University doctoral studies no. 7622/08.05.2017.
  8. The regulations specified within Art. 51, 52 and 53 of the „Babeș-Bolyai” University Regulations regarding the organization and operation of the University doctoral studies no. 7622/08.05.2017 will be observed to organize the public defense of the Doctoral Thesis.
  9. The members of the committee for the public defense of the Doctoral Thesis are proposed by the coordinator of the thesis (jointly, in case of joint coordination) and approved by the council of the doctoral school (the council of the doctoral school to which the main coordinator belongs, in case of joint coordination) and validated by the Director of the Council of the Institute for Doctoral Studies (when the main coordinator is a member of the „Babeș-Bolyai” University). The committee is comprised of the president, proposed from one of the doctoral study coordinators within the doctoral school, the coordinator of the thesis (coordinators, in case of joint coordination) together with three referents who are acknowledged professionals in the scientific domain of the thesis, at least one of whom is from a University in the Universitaria Consortium and at most one from the Institute for Doctoral Studies of the „Babeș-Bolyai” University.
  10. A doctoral student is considered to have finalized their doctoral studies when their public defense of the thesis is awarded at least a qualifier of Satisfactory.
  11. The title of Doctor is awarded through Order of the Minister of National Education after the doctoral thesis is validated by the National Council for Attestation of University Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates (CNATDCU). In the case when CNATDCU invalidates the doctoral thesis/requires additional records on file, the „Babeș-Bolyai” University will receive from the Ministry of National Education an order confirming the title of Doctor not being awarded that includes the decision to invalidate the thesis together with an official address requiring the missing files to be added, together with the evaluation report based on the observations from the CNATDCU. The decision to invalidate the thesis and any requirements related to additional records will be made known to the candidate and their coordinator(s) by the secretariat of the Doctoral Studies Institute.
    1. The order confirming the title of Doctor not being awarded, together with the decision to invalidate the thesis/requirement for additional records on file can be disputed within 15 working days from the date they are communicated by the Institute for Doctoral Studies. The disputation is officially registered with the Ministry of National Education and is transmitted to the Executive Unit for Financing Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation (UEFISCDI) for the disputation process.
    2. The doctoral thesis that was invalidated/for which it was required to submit additional records on file can be resent to the CNATDCU, through the Institute for Doctoral Studies, within one year from the date of its first invalidation/requirement for additional records submission. In case the thesis receives a second decision of invalidation, the title of Doctor is not awarded, and the doctoral student is expelled.

Art. 5

  1. The doctoral studies may be interrupted in the following situations: for medical reasons, in order to take the leave for pregnancy and childbirth or the leave for raising and caring for the child, respectively for other solid reasons.
  2. Any interruption of the doctoral studies must begin on the first day of a university semester and end on the last day of a university semester, thus ensuring that the respective interruption period includes a whole number of university semesters.
  3. The cumulated duration of the interruption periods granted to a doctoral student is of maximum 6 university semesters.
  4. The interruptions are approved by the director of the doctoral studies council of „Babeș-Bolyai” University, at the request of the doctoral student, with the approval of the doctoral supervisor and of the council of the Doctoral School in Mathematics and Computer Science. For each interruption, an addendum to the doctoral studies contract is concluded.

Art. 6

  1. For solid reasons, under the conditions established by the doctoral school regulations, the duration of the doctoral program may be extended by 1-2 years, with the approval of the University Senate, at the proposal of the doctoral supervisor and within the available funds.
  2. For each period of interruption and for the period of extension, granted on the basis of the present Regulation, an additional document to the doctoral studies contract is concluded.

Art. 7

  1. If the doctoral student fails to complete or publicly defend the doctoral thesis within the term established according to the doctoral studies contract and any additional documents, he/she has at his/her disposal: a maximum period of 4 years, from the completion of the doctoral studies, to defend the doctoral thesis, with the consent of the Doctoral supervisor and the university senate, exceeding this term leading to the impossibility of completing the doctoral studies and implicitly to his/her expulsion.
  2. The status of the doctoral student in the period mentioned in paragraph (1) is granted starting with the moment of the doctoral student's exit from the incidence of his/her study contract and of any additional documents.
  3. During the period mentioned in paragraph (1) as well as after its expiration, no interruptions or extension of the doctoral university studies may be granted.
  4. During the grace period, the doctoral student cannot benefit from a doctoral scholarship granted from a doctoral grant of MEN.

Art. 8

  1. The doctoral study programs are organized in the form of full-time education, as well as, by exception, in the form of part-time education.
  2. The doctoral studies within the Doctoral School in Mathematics and Computer Science may be held in one of the languages: Romanian, Hungarian, German, English and French.
  3. The doctoral university studies can be organized in co-supervision, in which case the doctoral student from „Babeș-Bolyai” University conducts his/her activity under the concomitant guidance of two doctoral supervisors. The election of the second supervisor is made after the enrollment of the doctoral student at „Babeș-Bolyai” University, with the consent of the first doctoral supervisor.

Art. 9

  1. The doctoral university study programs are organized with funding from the state budget, in fee regime or from other legally constituted sources. MEN establishes the list of the fields of doctoral studies for which funding from public funds is provided.
  2. A person may benefit from funding from the budget for a single doctoral study program.
  3. MEN grants annually, by Government decision, a number of multi-annual doctoral grants, for a period of at least 3 years, for doctoral university studies. The doctoral grant includes the amount of the individual scholarship and the costs for the training program based on advanced university studies and for the individual scientific research program.
  4. The persons who possess the necessary qualifications and who have the appropriate financial resources may be admitted, at their request and following the passing of the doctoral admission competition as a Doctoral student in fee regime, under the conditions of the Code. The fees are made public until the date of announcing the doctoral admission competition for that academic year. They are collected by the faculties. For doctoral students with a fee, the provisions of Art. 13 of the Regulation of „Babeș-Bolyai” University for the organization and development of doctoral studies no. 7622 / 08.05.2017, are valid.

Chapter 3: Doctoral School

Art. 10

  1. The Doctoral School in Mathematics and Computer Science operates within the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, and has as members:
    1. tenured doctoral supervisors;
    2. affiliated university teachers and affiliated researchers, involved in carrying out the teaching / research activities provided in the doctoral university study programs of the doctoral school;
    3. Doctoral students.
  2. The tenured doctoral supervisors, the affiliated university teachers, the affiliated researchers and the doctoral students who work within the doctoral school are included in the list of positions of the Doctoral School in Mathematics and Computer Science.
  3. The management activities, respectively, of guiding the doctoral students as well as the didactic ones provided in the doctoral study programs of the doctoral school are normed and remunerated (after their provision) in accordance with the legislation in force.
  4. The teaching or research staff who supervise doctorates and who retire at the age of 65 may supervise the doctorates in progress on the date of retirement until the age of 70. Doctoral supervisors who continue their activity as tenured supervisors, by extending the activity according to the Regulation for extension of activity in UBB, after reaching the age of 65, may supervise doctorates until reaching the age of 70, provided they receive the extension of activity as tenured doctoral supervisors until at this age. This regulation also applies to associate doctoral supervisors, provided that the standards in the UBB Extension Regulation are met. After retirement, doctoral supervisors may supervise doctorates in progress until their completion.
  5. The Doctoral School in Mathematics and Computer Science may hire auxiliary teaching staff, research staff and non-teaching staff for a determined or indefinite period, if the financing of the corresponding positions is ensured.
  6. The full-time doctoral students and with scholarship have the obligation to carry out 6 physical hours of didactic activities per semester, within the first and second cycles of university studies at „Babeș-Bolyai” University. Full-time doctoral students without scholarship or part-time Doctoral students may conduct teaching activities, within the first and second cycles of university studies at „Babeș-Bolyai” University, within 4-6 teaching hours per week, according to the doctoral studies contract. Teaching activities that exceed this level will be remunerated in accordance with the legislation in force, under the Labor Code, respecting the rights and obligations of the employee and paying his/her contributions, according to law, to state social insurance, unemployment insurance, to social health insurance and for accidents at work and occupational diseases.
  7. The Council of the Doctoral School in Mathematics and Computer Science is responsible for the content of the doctoral university study program offered by the doctoral school.
  8. The entire activity of the Doctoral School in Mathematics and Computer Science is guided and coordinated by the Institute of Doctoral Studies.

Art. 11

  1. In order to submit the habilitation thesis, the candidates need to fulfil the minimum standards established by CNATDCU approved by the Ministerial Order (according to Art. 300 paragraph 3, respectively Art. 219 paragraph (1) letter a) of the National Education Law 1/2011 with subsequent amendments and completions).
  2. In order to exercise the quality of doctoral supervisor in UBB, obtained following the habilitation and to become a member of the Doctoral School in Mathematics and Computer Science, the candidate must:
    1. meet the minimum standards established by CNATDCU for granting the title of university professor / CS I, approved by the Ministerial Order (according to Art. 300 paragraph (3) respectively 219 paragraph (1) letter a) of the National Education Law 1/2011 with subsequent amendments and completions);
    2. defend the habilitation thesis and obtain the habilitation certificate though ministerial order;
    3. meet at least the minimal professor standards established by the UBB Senate and the Doctoral School in Mathematics and Computer Science criteria;
  3. The decision of the Doctoral School Council regarding the acceptance of the candidate for becoming a dpctoral supervisor within the Doctoral School in Mathematics and Computer Science will be based on the qualitative analysis of the candidate’s research activity, his visibility and international prestige, as well as the the development needs of the Doctoral School in each field. The Doctoral School Council names a committee formed of two members of the Doctoral School which creates an evaluation report on the candidate’s application. The committee's members need to be renowned experts in the research field of the candidate or in closely related fields. The evaluation will contain at least the following:
    1. a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the candidate’s research activity;
    2. an analysis of the candidate’s visibility and international prestige;
    3. an analysis of the development needs of the Doctoral School for each domain and sub-domain;
    4. the contribution to enhancing the prestige of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science through evaluating previous scientific cooperation with UBB;
    5. Based on the above points, the report is ended with the recommendation to accept/reject the application;

    Based on the evaluation report, the Doctoral School Council decides through secret voting the acceptance or rejection of the application.

Art. 12

  1. The Doctoral School in Mathematics and Computer Science is led by the Doctoral School Council. The council is coordinated by the Doctoral School Director, who is a member of the Doctoral School Council. The Doctoral School Council is assimilated to a department’s council, while the Doctoral School Director position is assimilated to the department director position.
  2. The Doctoral School Council is composed of four members: the Doctoral School Director, one doctoral supervisor from the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science (such that there is a representative from both the Mathematics and Computer Science domains), a doctoral student and a researcher from outside the Doctoral School, who is a doctoral supervisor in either Mathematics or Computer Science.
  3. The Doctoral School Director is chosen by the Doctoral University Studies Council (CSUD) from the doctoral supervisors within the Doctoral School. The other members of the Doctoral School Council are chosen through a voting procedure characterized by universality, anonymity, and equality, by the doctoral supervisors in the corresponding Doctoral School.
  4. The mandate of the Doctoral School Council has a duration of 5 years. The doctoral students who are members of the Doctoral School Council and finalize the doctoral studies lose the quality of council member once they publicly defend the PhD thesis.
  5. The places that become vacant within the Doctoral School Council are occupied as stipulated in alin. (3) and the mandate of the new member expires at the same time as the mandate of the Doctoral School Council.
  6. The Doctoral School Council meets periodically any time it is needed. The reunions of the Doctoral School Council are convened at the request of the Doctoral School director or of at least two council members. The meetings are led by the Doctoral School director.
  7. The Doctoral School Director consults and informs the Doctoral School members any time it is needed.

Art. 13

  1. The Doctoral School has as main attributions the following:
    1. Adopting its own methodologies regarding its standards and internal periodical evaluation procedures of the quality and professional ethics
    2. Establishing the standards for PhD supervisors, for the members of the doctoral councils and for the candidates for the position of member of the doctoral council.
    3. Adopting the rules regarding the recognition and equivalence of studies taken place abroad, the recognition of previous PhD or research internships, taken place abroad or in Romania, as well as the recognition of courses followed during Master’s study programmes.
    4. Adopting rules regarding the interruption or extension of doctoral studies.
    5. Adopting the standards for elaborating the PhD theses.
    6. Adopting the methodology for admission in postdoctoral programs of advanced research.
  2. The Doctoral School in Mathematics and Computer Science is committed to:
    1. Assuring the research methodology training for PhD students.
    2. Taking care of keeping PhD programs of high quality and up-to-date.
    3. Assuring conditions for active participation of PhD students in research activity throughout the PhD.
    4. Favouring international mobility of PhD students and collaboration with renowned experts in their research fields.
    5. Favouring cotutelle PhD programmes.
    6. Encouraging interdisciplinary interests of the Doctoral School members.

Art. 14

  1. The doctoral School Council has the following attributions:
    1. adopts the Doctoral School regulations;
    2. decides giving or taking away the quality of doctoral supervisor, university professor or visiting researcher, taking into consideration the Doctoral School rules;
    3. decides, at the doctoral supervisors’ proposals, to enrol for doctoral studies the candidates selected through the admission procedure;
    4. if the case, decides, at the doctoral supervisors’ proposals, the expulsion of doctoral students;
    5. decides changing doctoral supervisors;
    6. approves the list of positions of the Doctoral School;
    7. creates the curriculum for each doctoral programme (the courses constituting the teaching activities in the doctoral programme, the number of lecture, seminar and practical activities hours, the number of transferable credits for each course and the list of professors teaching in the programme);
    8. approves the individual doctoral study plans of the doctoral students;
    9. implements the procedures for highlighting the doctoral research results with the aim of evaluating the doctoral theses and obtaining the approval for public defence;
    10. assures that the doctoral programme structure is respected;
    11. assures an internal evaluation of the doctoral programmes, on the basis of which the Doctoral School will adapt and modify the doctoral programmes;
    12. guarantees the correct and complete informing of the doctoral candidates on the manner of evaluation and selection for a doctoral programme, on the content of the doctoral programme and the evaluation criteria for the research activity, as well as on the possibilities of capitalizing the doctoral studies;
    13. approves the doctoral students’ applications for obtaining financial support for conducting research internships in the country or abroad, after obtaining the consent of the doctoral supervisor;
    14. approves doctoral students’ applications for extension, interruption or resumption of the doctoral activity, with the assent of the doctoral supervisor;
    15. defines and implements the rules establishing the collaboration between doctoral supervisors and doctoral students;
    16. approves the doctoral committees;
    17. initiates the procedure for granting the quality of professor emeritus to university professors who have the quality of doctoral supervisor, upon retirement.
  2. The doctoral school council exercises the other attributions established by Law, Code and UBB Regulation, or other normative acts.

The present regulation was approved by CSUD on ____________. The provisions are applied to all doctoral students that are under the incidene of the Law of National Education no. 1/2011 and of the Code of Doctoral Studies authorized through HG no. 681/2011.

Cluj-Napoca, September 17, 2018

Prof. univ. dr. Gabriela Czibula

APPENDIX I

Guidelines for writing the PhD theses

The PhD theses in the fields of Mathematics and Computer Science must be the result of the PhD student's own scientific research activities and contain original theoretical and applied results in the field of the scientific knowledge corresponding to the topic of his/her thesis.

A. The structure of the PhD theses

The following structure of the PhD theses is recommended:

  • Contents.
  • The List of figures contained in the thesis, if applicable.
  • The List of tables contained in the thesis, if applicable.
  • The List of original publications of the thesis author. For the Computer Science field, for each publication the category of the publication (A *, A, B, C, D) and the score associated with it will be mentioned. For the Mathematics field, for each publication the type of publication (BDI, Scopus, WoS) will be mentioned, while also indicating, in the case of the WoS indexed ones, the most recent impact factor of the scientific journal.
  • Introduction in which to be briefly presented the chosen research domain, to be argued the necessity and relevance of the research as well as the motivation for choosing the topic of the thesis. The structure of the thesis and the content of its chapters will be described. At the end, the original contributions of the thesis will be summarized, including concrete indications to the sections of the thesis containing those contributions as well as (if applicable) bibliographical references to the publications containing the mentioned original results.
  • The content of the thesis. The thesis will contain chapters that will introduce the background concepts used in the thesis, the results of previous research works related to the chosen topic, the original contributions of the thesis and discussions on how they relate to already existing related research results.
  • Conclusions. This part of the thesis will contain a brief and structured presentation of the results obtained in the thesis as well as the indication of the future research directions related to the topic addressed in the thesis.
  • Bibliography. The Bibliography section will include correct and complete references for all the scientific works (papers, books, etc.) mentioned in the thesis.
    • In the case of books: (authors, the title of the book, thepublishing house, the place of publication of the book, the year of publication of the book):
      • DeVore, R.A., Lorentz, G.G.: Constructive Approximation, Springer, Berlin, 1993.
    • In the case of papers: (authors, the title of the paper, the name of the journal, the number of the journal, the year of publication, the pages of the paper):
      • Berens, H., Lorentz, G.G.: Inverse theorems for Bernstein polynomials, Indiana Univ. Math. J., 21 (1972), 693-708.
    • In the case of Internet Sources: (the first name and last name of the author, the title of the course and the Internet address):
      • Wong P: Fixed Point Theory and Applications, http://abacus.bates.edu/ pwong/research/mini-course.pdf
    • In the case of electronic documentations:
      • *** Floating point controller board DS1102 documentation, dSPACE Company, Paderborn, Germany, 1996

B. Ethical requirements

While writing the PhD thesis, the ethical norms in research-development activities must be fulfilled. The following are prohibited: (1) reporting fictitious results; (2) the falsification of results; (3) the plagiarism.

C. Guidelines on word processing:

  • The pages will be numbered.
  • The chapters will start on new pages.
  • The thesis is recommended to have at least 100 pages.
  • It is recommended to use a font of 11-12 points (possibly excepting formulas).

APPENDIX II

Guidelines for writing the habilitation theses

The habilitation thesis is based on the published/patented scientific results, or the professional achievements made public prior to the submission of the habilitation file and subsequent to the obtaining of the PhD degree, referring to the respective publications, patents or achievements without their full reproduction being mandatory. It must present the main (theoretical and applied) results with their integration in the landscape of the current knowledge in the field. The thesis will explicitly indicate the evolution and development of the academic, scientific, and professional career, as well as its main future development directions, in the global context of the significant and current scientific achievements in the field of specialization of the thesis author. The candidate's abilities to work in teams and to coordinate new research in his/her scientific field will also be highlighted.

A. The structure of the habilitation theses

The following structure of the habilitation theses is recommended:

  • A summary (abstract) presenting the synthesis of the habilitation thesis.
  • Introduction in which to be presented the most important scientific achievements of the candidate, the visibility of his/her scientific activity as well as the relevant scientific publications on which the thesis is based.
  • The scientific achievements of the candidate, that follow disciplinary or interdisciplinary thematic directions. The achievements are documented through references to publications, patents or other achievements made public, each reference offering the possibility of verification. Moreover, the personal achievements are presented in the context of the current state of the scientific research in the thematic field of specialization, at international level, while highlighting, in an argumentative and documented way, the relevance and originality of the personal contributions.
  • The evolution and development plan for the candidate’s professional, scientific and academic career, including research/teaching/practical application directions and probable ways of action for their implementation.
  • Conclusions. This part of the thesis will contain a brief and structured presentation of the results obtained in the thesis as well as the indication of the future research directions related to the topic addressed in the thesis.
  • Bibliography. The Bibliography section will include correct and complete references for all the scientific works (papers, books, etc.) mentioned in the habilitation thesis.

B. Ethical requirements

While writing the habilitation thesis, the ethical norms in research-development activities must be fulfilled.