Preliminary examiners are appointed by the Faculty Council. Based on the preliminary examiners’ statements, the Faculty Council appoints the Opponent, Custos and Grading committee in accordance with the guidelines below.

The examination of dissertations is an integral part of quality assurance within academia It is vital that both the preliminary examiners and the custos are impartial experts in their fields.

This document contains relevant information on examining dissertations for the examiners and opponent. The instructions for the doctoral candidate are in Flamma intranet.

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