Public defence of the dissertation

The doctoral student is required to submit the final version of the doctoral dissertation (as revised after the preliminary defence) within three years after the complex examination.

The conditions of receiving the doctoral degree:

  • The Doctoral School expects at least two printed and/or electronic publication (journal article, college/university textbook, academic monograph, etc.) that preferably has an impact factor and is referenced and available in known and respected scientific databases. Publications that have appeared in specialized books, journals or conference proceedings shall be assigned between 3 and 20 points, depending on the place of publication (see the website of the Doctoral School), and the minimum number of points to be thus accumulated shall be 15.
  • The student must have at least an intermediate level complex language examination in English, German, French or Russian, and another one in the language necessary for conducting research in the mathematical and computational sciences.
  • The student is required to submit the final version of the doctoral dissertation within three years after the complex examination. The dissertation is his/her independent, original work, and the references are complete and clear. The theses of the dissertation should also be enclosed with the dissertation. The doctoral theses is a summary of the work prepared for the academic public. The doctoral dissertation should undergo a public defence held in front of the defence committee.

Updated: 2019.04.12.

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