phd defense

phd defense

Distinguish the context of the jury examination from that of the public presentation
Preparing to present your thesis to a jury and to the public

The public presentation and examination of a licentiate thesis must take place in a publically announced licentiate seminar. The entire process, including the time and location, is determined by the individual department, not Student Services.
When your dissertation is nearing completion, you should discuss with your advisors whether it is ready for the defence. You will also need to take care of a number of practical details which involve different parts of the university administration. This page provides key information about your Ph.D. defence.

  • Once approved to defend, the student submits the following documents to Academic Affairs:
    • Request for Defense form
    • Dissertation abstract
    • Stripped-down” Word version of the dissertation for a check by Turnitin
    • Dissertation draft (PDF)
  • The student will submit a complete draft of the dissertation to each member of the Advisory Committee, together with the Request for Defense form which may be found on the GSBS Forms page
  • Prior to the defense, students who matriculated between Fall 2008 and Summer 2014 must submit at least one first-author paper related to their education and research at GSBS to a peer-reviewed journal for publication (click here for more information on the publication requirement)

    The disputation is the public defence of the thesis. Prior to the public defence you must hold a trial lecture.
    Dates for the PhD examination cannot be set before the thesis is found worthy of public defence. See deadlines in connection with holidays.

    The PhD program has a three-year legal duration. The academic year begins on October 1st and ends on September 30th.
    In short, students are supposed to submit some documents to the PhD Academic Board, including the thesis. The Board will give an advice on the student’s admission to the thesis defense and appoint, for each PhD student, two referees in charge of reviewing the thesis. The reviewers will decide if the thesis is ready to be defended or if it needs some editing, which might take up to 6 months of work. After that, the thesis will be admitted to the defense in any case.

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    Phd defense
    Visiting times: Monday through Friday between 9.30 hrs and 13.00 hrs (or by appointment)
    Are you not a PhD candidate yet, but considering to pursue a PhD at Erasmus University Rotterdam? Read more about our vacancies and facilities for PhD students.

    Phd defense
    Please contact Ines Crisostomo before you start to complete the University of Vienna documentation for guidance.
    The student is responsible for managing all bureaucratic interactions with the University, with assistance from the PhD Coordinator and University officials. The supervisor and the student will work together to ensure that the doctoral thesis meets laboratory and university standards and is completed within the duration of the PhD contract.

    Phd defense
    At least 30 days before defending, complete the Disseration Committee form. It requires a minimum of three faculty members. The student must take it to the Director of Doctoral Programs at the Viterbi School of Engineering (Jennifer Gerson) in OHE 106 to get the Dean’s signature.
    At least 1 week before the date of the oral defense exam, the Ph.D. student must provide to all members of the committee, electronically or in hard copy, a draft of the written dissertation. In addition, the student should also provide their advisor’s administrative assistant with info about the defense talk (name, title, abstract, room and time) to be publicly posted a week in advance of the exam.

    Upcoming thesis defenses by PhD candidates of the GCB are announced here one week ahead of the defense date.
    Department of Clinical Chemistry, Faculty of Medicine


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