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Common Management

The main coordinating structure and sovereign decisional body of the GEM PhD School is it’s Board of Directors.

When acting as such, be it either at its annual meeting, or when formally questioned through an online consultation effort - the GEM Board of Directors is convened in one of its three incarnations.

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In light of the subject matter at hand, the GEM PhD School’s BoD can act as:

  1. The BoD Management Meeting (BoD-Ma)
  2. The BoD Academic Meeting (BoD-Ac)
  3. The BoD Selection Meeting (BoD-Se)
   

The BoD Management Meeting (BoD-Ma)

The development of the programme, the overall coordination of its constituent research projects, and the promotion of the its training & research agendas are the purview of its Board of Director. It includes academic representatives from each partner institution alongside members of the GEM PhD School’s Central executive Office.

THE BoD-Ma INCLUDES:

  • The GEM PhD School’s lead Scientist & BoD President – Voting Member
  • One Delegate from Each GEM Member Institution – Voting Members
  • The two GEM Fellows' elected Delegates (FeD) - Voting Members
  • The GEM PhD School’s Junior Scientific Coordinator (Central executive Office) – Observer Status
  • The GEM PhD School’s Central Manager & Policy Outreach Officer (Central executive Office) – Observer Status

THE BoD-Ma IS THE SOVEREIGN DECISIONAL-BODY REGARDING ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE GEM PhD SCHOOL's:

  • Administrative & financial management
  • Necessary supervision & reporting duties
  • Institutional & reputational development
  • Coordination & promotion of crucial local implementation efforts

The BoD-Ma is the GEM PhD School’s highest authority in these matters but, as set out in the consortium agreement, it acts along the subsidiarity principle. It therefore seeks to provide vital support and coordination where needed, but always acts within the confines and procedures of the local and institutional context charged with the implementation of an agreed upon initiative.

The BoD Academic Meeting (BoD-Ac)

THE BoD-Ac INCLUDES:

  • The GEM PhD School’s lead Scientist & BoD President – Voting Member
  • One Delegate from Each GEM Member Institution – Voting Members
  • The GEM PhD School’s Junior Scientific Coordinator (Central executive Office) – Observer Status
  • The GEM PhD School’s Central Manager & Policy Outreach Officer (Central executive Office) – Observer Status

The BoD-Ac is the sovereign decisional-body regarding all matters related to the GEM PhD School’s academic program.

THE BoD-Ac IS THE HIGHEST DECISIONAL BODY IN SUCH MATTERS AS:

  • The approval & programing of joint activities
  • The endorsement & awarding of any additional mobility
  • The consortium wide formal assessment & validation of the progress made by the Fellows’ respective projects
  • The annual formal reporting & certification required by the sponsoring institutions regarding the Fellows’ continued respect of their academic obligations
  • The furthering of the GEM PhD School’s underlying interdisciplinary research agenda

The BoD-Ac is the GEM PhD School’s main guarantor of Academic Quality and Coherence. Any agreed upon efforts aimed at the development of the PhD School’s Academic Agenda is formally shepherded by the BoD-Ac. It is therefore responsible for formally launching any such initiatives, guiding their implementation, and monitoring their quality.

The BoD Selection Meeting (BoD-Se)

THE BoD-Ac INCLUDES:

  • The GEM PhD School’s lead Scientist & BoD President – Voting Member
  • One Delegate from Each GEM Member Institution – Voting Members
  • The GEM PhD School’s Junior Scientific Coordinator (Central executive Office) – Observer Status
  • The GEM PhD School’s Central Manager & Policy Outreach Officer (Central executive Office) – Observer Status

The BoD-Ac is the sovereign decisional-body regarding all matters related to the GEM PhD School’s academic program.

THE BoD-Ac IS THE HIGHEST DECISIONL BODY IN SUCH MATTERS AS:

  • The approval & programing of joint activities
  • The endorsement & awarding of any additional mobility
  • The consortium wide formal assessment & validation of the progress made by the Fellows’ respective projects
  • The annual formal reporting & certification required by the sponsoring institutions regarding the Fellows’ continued respect of their academic obligations
  • The furthering of the GEM PhD School’s underlying interdisciplinary research agenda

The BoD-Ac is the GEM PhD School’s main guarantor of Academic Quality and Coherence. Any agreed upon efforts aimed at the development of the PhD School’s Academic Agenda is formally shepherded by the BoD-Ac. It is therefore responsible for formally launching any such initiatives, guiding their implementation, and monitoring their quality.