The glossary below includes the English terms employed in the context of the LINK EDU-RES project. These terms are also used in the context of comparative report Analysing National and Institutional Doctoral Regulation. The terms are used to describe for concepts commonly used in the context of doctoral education as provided across the universities part of the YERUN Network and the countries in which they are located. The definition therefore indicates how a particular term is understood in the context of the report and the project.

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There is currently 1 term in this directory beginning with the letter P.

Examination usually prior to a public defence through which the research conducted by the candidate is assessed. The need for a pre-defence may differ per university and/or discipline, as may the composition of the evaluators present at the pre-defence.