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Graduation procedure and thesis defense

At least one month before the intended submission date, the thesis supervisor requests the examination board to appoint a committee of examiners (CoE)

The Examination Board will thereupon appoint a committee of examiners, which is composed of:

  • A ‘first examiner', who is the thesis supervisor.
  • A ‘second examiner',  who is a teacher belonging to a different section from the supervisor.
  • A ‘permanent examiner', who is responsible for checking the form and the content of the thesis.

The Examination Board also appoints an external adviser, who is asked to assess the ‘publishability' of the article in an official referee report. The examiners, though not bound to follow the verdict of the external adviser, will take his or her verdict into account in their deliberations.

For more information please see the complete procedure (pdf, 119 kB).