3.3 Organizational Structure

The implementation of the European PhD Program in Computational Logic is structured into the following organizational units:

European Partner Universities
The European partner universities form the core consortium that runs EPCL. Their partnership resides on the formal Agreement of Cooperation for EPCL signed by their legal representatives.

Coordinator, Coordinating University
One of the European partner universities is appointed as coordinating university, with one of its professors as coordinator of EPCL. The coordinator is responsible for the overall management and implementation of EPCL .

EPCL Secretary
The EPCL secretary is concerned with administrative tasks involved in the implementation of EPCL. Most importantly for the doctoral candidates, the EPCL secretary provides a primary contact point for all administrative issues concerning EPCL.

Local Coordinator
Each of the European partner universities appoints a professor as local coordinator, responsible for the implementation of EPCL at the partner university.

Local Administrative Officer
Each of the European partner universities appoints a local administrative officer.

Joint Commission
The Joint Commission is responsible for the successful implementation of EPCL. It consists of two members of each partner university. Its set-up, responsibilities and mode of operation is specified in the Agreement of Cooperation.

Associated Partner Research Institutions
The associated partner research institutions of EPCL are non-European universities and research institutions. They host candidates in the foundation-oriented track for research stays, participate in their supervision, the internal evaluation of EPCL, and other events or activities organized by EPCL. The associated partner research institutions are selected by the Joint Commission. The cooperation is based on a formal agreement.

Associated Industrial Partners
The associated industrial partners of EPCL are companies which are capable to take a role like that of the associated partner research institutions, but for the application-oriented track. The associated industrial partners are selected by the Joint Commission. The cooperation is based on a formal agreement.

Selection Commission
The Selection Commission is responsible for evaluation of applications and selection of doctoral candidates (Section 3.5). It is appointed by the Joint Commission and consists of professors from each European partner university and a representative of the doctoral candidates enrolled in EPCL. The latter is elected for the period of one year by the doctoral candidates enrolled in EPCL.

Study and Examination Commission
The Study and Examination Commission is responsible for the common study and examination regulations including their implementation. It is appointed by the Joint Commission and consists of professors from each European partner university and a representative of the doctoral candidates enrolled in EPCL. The latter is elected for the period of one year by the doctoral candidates enrolled in EPCL.

Intermediate Commission
The Intermediate Commission is called by doctoral candidates, supervisors, or local coordinators whenever internal problems do occur. It is appointed by the Joint Commission and consists of professors from each European partner university.

External Advisory Board
The External Advisory Board consists of external and international experts from universities and industry. It receives annual reports by the Joint Commission and doctoral candidates, and makes recommendations for improving the quality of EPCL. It is appointed by the Joint Commission.

Advisory Committee of each Doctoral Candidate
An Advisory Committee is installed for each doctoral candidate (Section 3.9). It consists of the three supervisors from the two selected universities and the associated partner and of two external advisors.