By no later than three months before the planned public defence or licentiate seminar, a preliminary version of the thesis that has been reviewed in advance must be presented and discussed at a public final seminar.
A. Please contact the University library (firstname.lastname@example.org) to obtain the ISBN, the thesis serial number, and information about previous theses in the University's series of theses.
B. The reviewer must be an external senior researcher who has successfully defended their own doctoral studies, with a minimum level of competence of docent or equivalent.
C. By no later than three weeks before the planned seminar, the thesis manuscript (in electronic form), the name of the external reviewer, and the date and time of the final seminar must be sent to the following email functions:
D. In addition to the external reviewer and the doctoral student, all supervisors must attend and provide oral comments at the seminar.
E. The external reviewer must also submit a written summary of their assessment of both the thesis manuscript and the doctoral student’s performance at the seminar. This summary must contain a recommendation for appropriate measures to be taken prior to the intended public defence, and is to be submitted to the principal supervisor and to the doctoral student.
F. Comments and decisions made are to be documented by the external reviewer in accordance with the specified minutes (form 5:14). If this is assessed to involve significant shortcomings, a new report must be produced and a new final seminar must be held.
After completion of the seminar
G. The principal supervisor is responsible for ensuring that the minutes from the seminar are sent to the Registry Officer for entry into the records and for archiving.