The progress report allows to better monitor the progress of students in their program. It also makes it possible to evaluate the progress made during the last year and to define the objectives for the following year. The information provided in the report ensures that all students are making systematic and consistent progress in their research.
It’s also an opportunity for the student and the thesis supervisor to meet and to take stock of the research and adjust accordingly. It is important to take advantage of these meetings to review the research goals and agree on the expected progress in the months to come. It is possible that several versions of the progress report are needed before coming to a final version.