Farmaceutski-biokemijski fakultet

University of Zagreb
Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry
since 1882


A supervisor is a person holding an academic title or a scientific research title appointed to lead and supervise PhD students during the production of their doctoral theses.

In accordance with the Ordinance on Doctoral Study Programmes (Article 9), a supervisor appointed to supervise PhD students shall be a person that holds at least the academic title of assistant professor, or the equivalent scientific title (assistant research scientist); is project leader or associate in a scientific research project, or an active researcher in the sphere of research considered in the production of doctoral thesis; is scientifically active, meritorious within the international scientific community, and has published scientific research papers in the sphere of research considered in the production of doctoral thesis within the last five years.

All teachers from the Faculty are available and qualified to supervise PhD students whether individually or in co-mentorship with domestic and foreign supervisors from other institutions.

In order to ensure the quality of doctoral thesis, co-supervision is possible should the need arise (e.g., interdisciplinary research, conducting research at several institutions) and is compulsory in cases where the selected supervisor is not a teacher of the Faculty.

If there is a co-supervisor, then each takes responsibility for a part of the PhD student’s research and doctoral thesis production, all of which is defined in advance.

The supervisor is responsible for the scientific research work of his/her PhD student, is obligated to instruct him/her in scientific research methods, and to monitor and evaluate his/her work.

Supervisors are required to submit an annual report on the work of their PhD students to the Doctoral Study Programme Council by completing a DR.SC.-05 form of the University of Zagreb.

PhD students select their supervisors already during admission and enrolment. During the first year of their studies, PhD students propose a supervisor and a doctoral thesis topic, and initiate proceedings for the assessment of their doctoral thesis topics and proposed supervisor.

The list of potential supervisors for the academic year 2016/2017 can be found here.