Defense committee’s deliberations and minutes


The defense committee (three or five members) appoints a chair from its members. The defense committee has a quorum when all members are present. The opinion that the majority agrees on is to count as the decision of the committee. The committee also determines whether the decision requires an explanation and whether reservations must be reported. The examiner and supervisor may participate in the deliberations, but not in the defense committee’s decision. The chair of the public defense ceremony and the candidate’s examiner may not participate in the defense committee’s deliberations or decision.


The original copy of the minutes must be sent to the Office of the Faculties of Medicine and Pharmacy, Box 256, 751 05, Uppsala. The department reports the approved dissertation in UPPDOK.