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Thesis, evaluation and public defence - PhD

Thesis requirements

  • What are the thesis requirements?
  • Presentation of scientific results
  • Publicising the thesis

Submission and printing

  • Where should the thesis be submitted?
  • How do you submit your thesis?
  • Which attachements should be enclosed?
  • When should the thesis be printed?


  • What happens after submission?
  • How long will the evaluation take?
  • Recommendation.

Trial lecture and public defence

The disputation is the public defence of the thesis. Prior to the public defence you must hold a trial lecture.

Doctoral dinner and conferral of the PhD degree

The doctoral dinner takes place on the same day as the public defence. Conferrals take place four times a year.

For the chair of the defence and the evaluation committee