Joint PhD Research Supervision Course

Joint PhD Research Supervision Course

The Joint PhD Research Supervision Course, a comprehensive two-day training program meticulously crafted by Universiti Muhammadiyah Malaysia (UMAM), stands as a pivotal avenue for honing the skills and expertise of PhD supervisors and students in guiding impactful research journeys.

With a specific focus on cultivating effective research supervision practices, this course draws a diverse cohort of approximately 40 participants hailing from PTMA affiliations in Indonesia. Set to transpire on the 21st and 22nd of August 2023, the course unfold within the vibrant milieu of UMAM’s Perlis campus in Malaysia.

Aspiring participants will engage in a transformative experience that not only equips them with the requisite skills and knowledge but also arms them with the art of facilitating meaningful research supervision. One of the core offerings of this course is the opportunity it affords to supervise PhD students within UMAM’s academic ecosystem.


The Joint PhD Research Supervision Course delves into a comprehensive curriculum that includes pivotal themes:

  • Introduction to Research Supervision: Laying the foundation for effective mentorship.
  • Roles and Responsibilities: Clarifying the distinct roles of PhD supervisors and their students.
  • Communication Skills: Cultivating communication techniques that foster productive research guidance.
  • Research Ethics: Nurturing ethical research practices and conduct.
  • Supporting the Research Process: Providing insights into effectively guiding students through their research journey.
  • Mentoring Dynamics: Building robust mentoring relationships for enhanced learning outcomes.
  • Addressing Challenges: Equipping participants to address the challenges that may arise during the supervision process.
  • Progress Feedback: Developing methods for offering constructive feedback on research progress.
  • Viva Voce Preparation: Preparing students for successful viva voce examinations.


Lending their expertise to the program, experienced researchers and educators within the field of research supervision will facilitate the Joint PhD Research Supervision Course. This course presents an indispensable opportunity for PhD supervisors and students to augment their research supervision proficiencies. Participation promises the cultivation of effective communication skills, the establishment of impactful mentoring relationships, and the aptitude to guide students towards successful viva voce examinations. The anticipated benefits of this course extend to all participants, fostering a climate of enriched research guidance and academic excellence. UMAM warmly welcomes all interested individuals to partake in this transformative event.