Public defense ceremony

  • The public defense ceremony will be held at Uppsala University.
  • The postgraduate programs committee may decide to allow the public defense to be held elsewhere.
  • The public defense is led by the chair, who is appointed by the postgraduate programs committee.
  • The chair initiates the public defense ceremony.
  • The candidate has an opportunity to correct any errors, etc.
  • The examiner or the candidate provides a brief summary of the contents, news value, etc., of the dissertation.
  • The examiner and defense committee ask questions and discuss the work.
  • The audience is invited to ask questions.
  • The chair concludes the public defense ceremony.
  • The candidate’s examiner does not need to be present at the public defense.

Read more about guidelines for examiner and defense committee.