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Practical preparations before the public defence

When the thesis is approved for defence, you must carry out the practical preparations before the trial lecture and public defence.

Errata list and making changes to a submitted thesis?

If you wish to correct typographical/linguistic errors in the submitted thesis before it is printed, you have an opportunity to apply to the department to make these changes. Read more about correcting errors/errata list

Printing of the thesis prior to the defence

Your thesis shall be publicly available a minimum of two weeks before the defence. The thesis shall be printed by the University Print Centre. Contact the print centre at an early stage to plan the time for printing and receive support in making the manuscript ready.

The faculty pays for the printing of 40 copies. You will be sent a requisition form for printing by the PhD executive officer in your unit. If you would like more copies, you must cover the cost of this yourself.

If you so wish, you can also make the thesis available digitally through DUO Research Archive


A colour portrait photo for use on the Internet must be sent to the PhD executive officer a minimum of three weeks before the defence. The picture must be in a high resolution format – preferably 300 DPI. The file size should be a minimum of 2 MB. The photographer must be credited.

Published May 7, 2015 3:08 PM - Last modified Aug. 4, 2020 2:01 PM