A thesis supervisor trains a young researcher, his functions have changed a lot in recent years.
The roles of a thesis supervisor are varied:
- regularly questioning the doctoral student about his or her commitment
- check his motives
- inform him/her about the scientific framework in which the research project will take place
- guarantee the material conditions necessary for its realization
- support mobility
- prepare him for a professional project after the thesis...
The thesis supervisor is the person closest to the doctoral student. He will be the first to notice changes and to be able to install all the necessary interactions.
At the University of Bordeaux, all the administrative, training and defense processes are dematerialized on a single ADUM platform and submitted to the thesis director for validation.