Faculty of Information Technology

Doctoral dissertation

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A doctoral dissertation must be a coherent scientific account about a problem in the student's own specialized field and represented by one of the faculties, and must be presented in a form that is fit for publication. The dissertation should be based on the student's own research. It must convincingly show that the author is competent in the subject matter, and can deal with the topic independently, and present it in a professional manner. Usually, the dissertation is written in English language.

Today, instead of being in a form of a monograph, the dissertation can consist of a series of articles bundled together. These articles should be scientific investigations or publications related to the research. The content of these articles should also be summarized. Some of these articles might have been co-authored with other researchers, in which case the author of the dissertation should explain his own contribution to the included articles. This explanation should form part of the summary section of the dissertation, so that it would be available for the faculty, referees, opponent and the custos in the estimation committee.

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