Basic informations

(1) PhD Students are required – in agreement with their supervisors – to send the final version of the dissertation to the Coordinator (see TEMPLATE FORM FIRST PAGE).

(2) The supervisor will send the dissertation to two referees external to the Board of teachers.

(3) The Referees will evaluate the dissertation within 45 days of receipt of the dissertation, filling in a simple  REVIEWER-FORM. In their evaluation, referees may either (a) admit the dissertation as it is (or with minor revisions) to a public defence or (b) ask for major revisions to be completed within a period of no more than 6 months. In the latter case, upon resubmission the referees have one month to review the corrections and to submit their final report. Every dissertation is admitted to the public defence at this stage.

(4) Within 30 days of receiving the referees’ final reports, the University officially nominates the examination board whose members receive an official invitation. The public defence of the dissertation is held, with the participation of the examining board, within 3 months of its official nomination.